Today I was fortunate to have this piece, Everyday Kwan Yin II, accepted in the annual Buddha Abides exhibit here in Santa Barbara. As usual, I was working on this right up to the very last second and so failed to get a picture before the ingathering. After this photo was taken I trimmed it to straighten it out some and put a binding on it.
The center area is a paper collage that I backed with Wunder Under so that I could sew through it without the paper tearing and falling apart. There is a tissue paper collage that is painted, stamped and drawn on, then I printed a photo of my piece Everyday Kwan Yin and fused that on to the tissue paper with more Wunder Under. The whole thing was fused to a piece of hand-painted fabric and machine quilted. Sequins and beads were added to represent some of the bright shiny objects that distract us on our paths to becoming an everyday Kwan Yin.