To that end, I commissioned my friend Janet to paint an alien for me. I asked that he not be cartoonish and that he seem like a real person, like one of "my people" and I wanted him to hiding in the forest. I think she did a fantastic job. In this photograph (which doesn't show true color, since we have not had any sunshine for weeks on end) you cannot see the pale green highlights and shading that makes him so life like.
I very highly recommend Janet's work. My piece was painted on black silk. The painting does not change the hand of the fabric at all. I am also lucky enough to have a second piece from Janet, a beautiful owl.
If you look at the upper left hand corner of the block, this is my first attempt at a Judith Baker Montano fan swirl. Not too bad for a first try. I have both the DVD and her newest book Montano Montage. The directions that helped me the most were in the book. I later tried to do one of her pieced mitered angle blocks and completely blew it! I guess I need more practice with them.
Have a good weekend. We're set for more snow (continued grey skies) starting tonight and going through most of the weekend. That means I should be able to make more progress on these blocks.