quilt studio design wall with drawing traced onto fabric
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97 – Rolling Along

January 16, 2021

I have three remaining feet of drawing to trace onto muslin. I taped foam core board to the wall as a temporary…

art studio design wall showing work in progress
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96 – The Tracing Begins

January 15, 2021

A little struggle ensued between me and the 11’ long drawing, but we finally came to an agreement. The horizon line needed…

Artist Susan Polansky using a laser level in the art studio
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95 – Let Me Get This Straight…

January 12, 2021

This design wall is made of two 4’ x 8’ Styrofoam panels covered with flannel. I won’t be able to work on…

camera set up in art studio
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94 – I Spy a Camera in the Window

January 7, 2021

My studio overhead camera set-up is not set back far enough to capture the width of quilt area that I’ll be working…

animated .gif of art quilt in progress
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93 – Moving Along

January 4, 2021

My thoughtful husband put an overhead camera set-up on my studio ceiling. My work takes a long time to go together, so…

enlarged drawing and shipping tube
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92 – The Next Stage Begins!

January 2, 2021

I ordered a full-size enlargement from Staples Copy department and had it shipped to me as I’m not going anywhere to avoid…

Fun Fear drawing with photo of Susan Polansky for size reference
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91 – Going Big!

December 30, 2020

My next quilt will be 3’ high x 11’ length. Truly a commitment, especially with the level of detail that is typical…

Polansky, Fun Fear drawing
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90 – Quilting Fear

December 12, 2020

Intimidation by size of project and social media hesitation will not stop the forward progress of Susan Polansky’s art quilt.

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89 – Big Bang

December 6, 2020

Impact! Oversized “Flying Pins” by Claes Oldenburg  and Coosje van Bruggen yell out and demand a look.  This site sculpture wouldn’t be…

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88 – Giving thanks

December 6, 2020

I depart from my usual arty posts to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to all! I cooked up a feast for my social-bubble…