Saturday, February 7, 2009

Santeena in the flesh


It's my recollection, that alter-ego Santeena has never been featured as a picture in my blog. As my friends and family know, Santeena the doll was the first art piece that I submitted for publication back in 2005 through Quilting Arts Magazine. Although Santeena didn't make the highlighted section in the Fantasy Guardian Angel article, she was featured in the group photo. This was probably my proudest moment as an artist. At that moment, I knew that my long dormant passion for arts and crafts was then reignited and I was on my way to creating for the rest of my life. Since making this doll for fun back in 2005, I've taken a couple of art doll classes which were really enjoyable. However, it's fiber arts, in particular art quilts that I'm most facinated with. Journal art quilts (8.5" x 11") are quick and fun and my favorite. My creative process begins with visions of color; then an image or subject. I ask myself, what is it going to be? A landscape or portrait? An abstract or something more true to life? Where ever my imagination takes me, It thrilling to me to see how each art piece evolves and it's final completion. Each hobby becomes a passion when the creative mind is unleashed and the artist starts to soar. I believe that I've donned Santeena's wings and have started to soar. I'm really enjoying my craft. Well ta ta for know... Living Creatively, Sandra

"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