Two weeks back J and S visited us.To welcome them and gift them something personal I chose to make one of my signature pieces. Fabric that had been silk-painted to begin with, and then, quilted and embroidered. My inspiration was to do a little Tamil Nadu-Texas-Tango. Why not take the iconic Kolam and meld it on to some saguaro motifs ( more Arizona, I agree) and a central, silver and turquoise accent to complete the pic? This is how things went. These two frames show the progress of my work. This was lastly trimmed with hand-painted, blue-green silk and packed away into a certain suitcase and will be winging its way to Texas very soon!