Friday, March 21, 2008

Collage Mania II - 'Think Pinked'

'Think Pinked'
is the title of my first collage for Virginia Speigel's Collage Mania II, a magnificent fundraiser for The American Cancer Society.

Crafted from pinked cotton, shredded tulle and gauzecloth over snipped threads, this work is stitched in glossy DMC rayon floss and heavily beaded with delicas, rocailles, and pearls. It was stitched in honor of my aunt, Minerva Mains Williams, a talented artist in her own right, who is a 27 year survivor of breast cancer. Eensy, teensy delicas in muted hues are stitched in rows on this square. The simplistic long-stitched rayon floss enhances the twisted shreads of a rose-colored tulle.
 This tiny square features stylized floral beadwork in glass rocailles and tiny bugle beads.
 Raspberry bugles are worked across this portion. You can also see the three colors of the rayon floss and its shiny texture.
This auction comprised of the artwork of a multitude of artists worldwide begins online
Monday, May 5, 2008, with a second day on Tuesday, May 6, 2008.
Complete details can be found at: