Friday, August 19, 2011
The 4th of July has always been a big deal in our family, because my Mother was born on that day. As a young teen I used to go next door to my grandmother's house where I would bake a birthday cake for my Mother. I especially remember an extremely misshapen, badly frosted cake with a reddish, pink frosting. As I recall, it was accepted with grace and an affectionate smile. All of this to say, that this challenge commemorates all of the lovely July 4ths that our family has celebrated over the years.
My gelatin prints are an abstract version of fireworks which are a time honored way to celebrate July 4th. After making the prints, I selected the ones which I felt were most successful, trimmed and shaped them and fused them to the quilt top.