Sunday, January 24, 2010

Feather Series


As I'm exploring what makes me tick as a artist, I see that there's a trend toward creating fiber art that's clever, bright and has a little something extra.  Admittedly, I do go overboard at times with "a little something".  It's all in fun.  I just found a new inspiration for a quilt series from an experience I had while travelling in South Africa.  While at the Canga Wildlife Ranch, I was charmed by a peacock that keep strutting bye as I was at a gift shop booth. He was begging for me to notice him,  no different from his human male counterparts :).   When I mentioned about the bird going back and forth to the gift shop clerk, she said to me " Oh he's always just showing off". I thought this was so funny.  So in a tribute to this strutting peacock, I will used beautiful cock feathers as a focal point in the first quilt of a feather quilt series.  I'm interested to see what I come up with.  Living Creatively, Sandra 

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Cheetah Girl
QA Reader Challenge "Inner Animal"

Little Freida

Little Freida
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Madam Butterfly

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"Hello down there!"

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Simba!
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Elephant at Mala Mala Safari Lounge

Elephant at Mala Mala Safari Lounge
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Leopard at night
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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