Weekly Art Project: Week 49

Week 49 of the Weekly Art Project  takes me back to the lagoon at the Copacabana. Cochrone Lagoon is an intermittently closed and open lagoon (ICOLL). When the berm is opened up, the water level drops dramatically revealing the tangled roots of the trees around the perimeter of the lagoon.


rootsSimplifying the root system to just four lines was a challenge: weekly art project week 49 sketchesConverting the digital sketch into fabric was the next challenge.  When you are piecing, construction issues assert themselves in every step of the way!Weekly Art Project Week 49 Roots

Weekly Art Project Week 49 Roots

I have just five textile sketches left to complete. Weeks 50-52 plus catch up for weeks 46 and 47. Then I will mount them all ready for my solo exhibition in January. I went for an IKEA run yesterday and have a stack of frames ready for filling. View the Copa Abstractions collection so far.

I look forward to seeing YOUR weekly art project. New participants are welcome to join in at any time.   It would be wonderful to see your work. Be sure to link back to your specific blog/social media post so that we can learn more about your inspiration and process.

Weekly Art Project Link Up: Week 49: 30 August 2017  

Week 35 of 2017
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Join the Weekly Art Project!

  1. Join the Weekly Art ProjectMake a pledge to participate – you can do this privately but there is power in a public declaration.
  2. Define the parameters of YOUR own weekly project*. Write it down somewhere!
  3. Record your results.
  4. Share a photo via the link up that I will post on my blog each Wednesday. (The link up for each week will stay open for 14 days.)

* Your project can be in any medium and size.  If you would like to explore working in a 6x6in square format, download the Weekly Art Project Design Sheet to develop designs at this scale.


  1. Very impressive piecing – look simple, but we know better 🙂