On January 11, I had the opportunity to attend a workshop led by Penny Sisto. Penny’s quilted portraits are fantastic, and she took time with a group of probably 16 people to show the basics of how she creates an image.

I learned two things:

  1. Penny’s skills and imagination are far beyond anything I think I will ever achieve.
  2. Sometimes it’s best not to think too much, and let intuition guide the design.

Penny doesn’t hold that many workshops, and I am extremely grateful to her and to Angela Ramsey Robinson (Uzoma) for providing me with this opportunity.

This is the portrait I created based on Penny’s advice and instruction.

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