Thursday, July 24, 2008

Fun with Elinor Peace Bailey - Art Dolls at IQF

Well, it's 11pm and I'm settling down in my hotel room after an evening class making Small Art Dolls to wear. Elinor Peace Bailey, the instructor for the class is extremely talented and so entertaining. I have to admit, I'm exhausted and need to close my eyes, because I have an early morning lecture to attend regarding, what else? Making art dolls! I so love being in the company of extremely creative people. If you have an open mind, you can glean so many different ideas of how to approach your next project. Already, I've seen some beading techniques this evening that I would like to incorporate in my 50th Year Quilt. Thoughts on construction: Cloth with applique African designs; spice dyed scrim tucked nicely behind; feathered and beaded headdress; and beaded robe dress, metallic quilted background. I'm certain this quilt's composition will be tweaked several times before it's completion. We'll see!

IQF - West Coast at last!

..been a little while since I've been able to write. Of course, busy with earning a living and designing two new quilt concepts: 1) one for a showing this October for the Textures Fiber Art showing in Old Town Temecula at the Merc "My 50th Year Quilt" 2)another featuring Shaunna my niece as Cleopatra. She's so excited about being featured on a quilt. Since I'm scrambling to get going to the IQF Long Beach show, I'll make this post short to just feature a preliminary set-up of the "50th Year in African Gear"quilt. It will be approximately 24" x 36" with pastel or inked painted drawing of my mug on cloth (I haven't decided yet), beads, raffia, feathers, adrinka symbols and the kitchen sink. Smile, just kidding. Take a look by scrolling down through post....

"First Kiss"

"First Kiss"
Innocence

Cheetah Girl

Cheetah Girl
QA Reader Challenge "Inner Animal"

Little Freida

Little Freida
I just love Freida Kahlo!

Madam Butterfly

Madam Butterfly
Inked / Thread painted face with 3D hair bun

"Hello down there!"

"Hello down there!"
Rare find of shrimp like creature in a iceshaft in Anartica

Kiss of a Rose

Kiss of a Rose
Quilt Visions "Fantasy Flowers" Challlenge

Spring Bouquet

Spring Bouquet
Another quilted portrait with 3D organza lillies and leaves

Quilted Denim Jacket

Quilted Denim Jacket
Close up of Shaunna's quilted photo

Simba!

Simba!
Cherrywood fabric challenge - Lion King's travelling show

Elephant at Mala Mala Safari Lounge

Elephant at Mala Mala Safari Lounge
Couldn't resist posting this water color work of an elephant on safari

Leopard at night

Leopard at night
Another watercolor

Geronimo

Geronimo
My quilted rendition of the proud Apache leader

Something to think about....

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up"



Pablo Picasso