This is step 2, layered and machine quilted. It isn’t the best picture, but it shows the quilting best. I want a lot of texture. I guess I have to think about this for a while, I don’t know how to start the painting. Maybe just smear on gesso? I am on number 247 still.

This is step one of a self portrait mixed media event. The canvas is about 30″ by 36″. I have hand stitched on it with a variety of fibers. My next step will be to layer with batting and machine quilt it. Then I plan to paint on it. That will be the real challenge for me. I intended to make an abstract, but a face appeared. This is 246.