It's so gratifying to read your flattering comments, but I want to assure you....my projects are half about creativity and half about determination! (With a good dose of inspiration added to the mix.)
Here's some fabulous inspiration. A friend (thank you Lynn) gifted me a tin of luscious silk dipioni.My idea was to design several stacked very colorful bird motifs but after 5 1/2 hours I gave up. First my motifs were too large for the size of a finished piece to fit nicely in my gallery space. Then after many size reductions, this is what I was working with.
I'm well aware of silk dipioni's tendency to fray...big time in fact! Using the tricks I always implement to keep the edges tidy....none worked. I love Fray Block....but this is the first time this product stained the fabric. Back to the drawing board to come up with a new plan to utilize this beautiful fabric.