Monday, September 1, 2008

Beads, trinkets, feathers and more beads

Hey there....

Well, for the two art quilts I'm feverishly working on to have completed by September 13th. I finally finished the piecing for each quilt top and I'm now onto the fine details of embellishment. Although this process is sometimes very time consuming; the need to place each bead "just in the right spot" is critically important. A long process, but the part of the quilting process I enjoy the best. On the 50th Year Quilt, I've chosen adrinka buttons, african beads, cowrie shells, feathers and trinkets. These fun items are all just waiting to be picked for careful placement on this very personal quilt. After it's showing, this art piece will definitely be a fixture in my personal collection. I just need to find the right spot for it on a wall in my home....

"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