During my high school years (the 1960's), I had a wonderful art teacher, Ruth Sparks, and my favorite technique at the time was drawing with pen and ink --- but, it wasn't line drawing, it was dots -- thousands of tiny little dots (considering what I do now, no surprise there) in different colored inks that made up the painting. Unfortunately, I no longer have any of them.
During the 1970's I took up needlepoint and did lots of projects but my favorite was this piece of color blending.
And then the 1980's arrived and Kaffe Fassett's influence on the knitting world. For this sweater I used 56 different colors of mohair yarn. If you look closely you will see a gold stitch that I knitted in the night Brian Boitano won his Olympic gold medal in figure skating.
And then this sweater in which I changed the method of adding color. One thread remaining the same throughout the sweater and then I worked a color change on every row with the second thread (45 colors used).
And on to the 90's when I took up quilting. For this piece I dyed a series of yellows and oranges which I then cut up into one inch squares and reassembled.
I also took my first tentative steps into the world of beading. This is a loom woven piece.
After years of working with one inch squares (still my favorite) I did move up to two inch squares. I worked on many styles of quilts but my personal favorites had color blending.
The 2000's saw Robin Atkins http://www.beadlust.blogspot.com/ enter my life with the start of the Bead Journal Project. I joined in to learn bead embroidery and here is one of my first attempts at this new technique.