I fell in love with caladiums at Convergence 2008 in Tampa Bay. The city fathers use them as bedding plants!! Last year I created a concertina book where one side contains photos of caladium leaves placed on top of photos of Tampa Bay. The top part of the leaves has been cut away. The other side is views of Tampa (all photos taken by me).
The book made in 2010 was given to my sister, Dorothy, who was also at Tampa Bay.
I have always intended to make another one for me and have now done so. I revamped some of the wording and re-ordered the pages and will now enter it for the exhibition 'Unquiet Words' here in Malvern.
I got round to mounting this piece. It will be in a class exhibition in June and I thought I needed to tidy up some pieces. I do not intend to glass and frame it. I still do not regard it as a good piece.
On the other hand, I do like this, done last Friday. I have interlined it and lined it and put a sleeve on and it is all ready to hang. At one stage, there was panic as I realised that eating chocolate biscuits and simultaneously hand-sewing on a white fabric were not compatible. I remember my mother always washing her hands and powdering with talcum powder before starting out to knit. Maybe something in that. Anyway the smudge was washed out very carefully.
I ought to be starting to weave on the Megado. I have got as far as switching the power on!