Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Big Dig for Anthony and Cleopatra

One of the quilt groups that I belong to, "Quilts on the Wall" has a September Challenge - Archaeology, "The Big Dig". Well I've just decided that my theme for this challenge will be "The Big Dig for Anthony and Cleopatra". On April 19, 2009 near the Taposiris Magna temple in Egypt, what is thought to be the burial site for the doomed couple was uncovered among ten noble tombs found near the temple. Dating back to about 30 B.C., Cleopatra and Mark Antony are believed to have committed suicide after being defeated by Roman military leader Octavian in a battle for the Roman Empire. I've always been captivated by Egyptian history, so now is my opportunity to get inspiration from this recent discovery and really come up with something magnificent. I will depict some painted rendition of the dig referencing to the couple and of course it will be thread painted to death. I can't wait to see how this develops! Check out this photo of a caravan of cars driving away from the site taken from one of my favorite magazines National Geographic.

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