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:


  1. oh i am so honored to be sitting among artists like you and of course people you know. what a great piece of work, how long did it take. I can see there is a TW request from you. Congratulations you deserve it.

  2. So delicae and soft, warm colors. This work reflects caring attention. So lovely. Congratulations for such an honor. Best, Jan - Artastics

  3. Diana this piece of work is so lovely. Has your aunt seen it?
    Heather C

  4. I love the delicate soft nature. Beautiful!

  5. thank you for all the lovely comments. Aunt Minerva has not yet seen it. I have pictures to send to her via my cousin.

  6. I can't wait to see it in person!

  7. So delicate, it is wonderful.