2013 • 24” x 34”
After watching a news sequence of the balloon festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico I was inspired to create my own balloon festival.
The balloons are hand painted using fabric paint on cotton fabric and fused and stitched onto the background. The sky and hills were painted separately and then stitched together. The weeds and grasses in the foreground were fused and then stitched using free motion stitching. The border is a commercial fabric. It was quilted on a domestic sewing machine.