Wednesday, September 10, 2008

POTUS 08 - "Easy on the eyes"!

It's a historical election year. For the first time in a long time, we have a exciting new voice in American in the form of Barrack Obama, an African American who is running for the President of the United States. I couldn't be more elated! As an African American woman; I'm proud of his accomplishments and I fully support his political platform. I will proudly cast my vote for him on November 4th!

Now what does this political statement on my candidate of choice have to do with art? My mother use to say that when a man was very attractive that he was "easy on the eyes". How appropriate! This is certainly true of Mr. Obama. I've collected dozens of pictures of him (incidentally, looking very presidential) that I'm carefully placing into a paper collage, one that will then be fitted into a patriotic quilt that will become part a permanent part of my personal collection.

Regardless of whether or not my choice becomes the next POTUS, this is a wonderful time for me. I never thought that I would see this phenomenon in my lifetime...I'm so proud and will reflect these feelings via my fiber piece... I'll keep you posted.

Living Creatively, Santeena

"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