Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Metamorphosis


My 50th Year Quilt is once again going through metamorphosis. What is this, the third change? Oh well! I'm a firm believer that you must really feel comfortable with the way each of your projects evolve and how they are completed. And this quilt is no exception. Suddenly it's evolving in the right direction. I'm happy with this latest representation. It now evokes the emotion I have about turning 50; spending time in Africa celebrating this monumental time in my life...As Martha Stewart would say " It's a good thing". Here's a snapshot of the new African dress print in the quilt..a new block, new placement of beads, trinkets - a whole new feel!

How to make an American Quilt

As usual, I fell asleep with the TV on. Sometime early this morning I woke up, and the movie "How to make an American Quilt" was on. This movie is about several women in Grasse, a small town outside Bakersfield, CA. It details their relationships, both past and present. Each story is cleverly told by each woman through flashback stories. They have intimate conversations about their lifes over the construction of a beautiful group quilt. The women carefully share both past pains and hopes for a promising future. It's a smart movie from the novel of the same name written by Whitney Otto. A New York Times book review said. "It's a tribute to an art form that allowed women self expression even when society did not." I so agree! I just remembered I had the book and hadn't yet read it. What have I been waiting for? I plan to fit it to my incredible busy schedule this week!

"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