Saturday, September 11, 2010

Hello Down There!

Every month I attend local Fiber Arts meetings to get inspiration, network, etc.  Today I was present at the Quilts on the Wall meeting; a local group of very talented artists that come from ways as far south as Del Mar in San Diego County, to ways as far north as San Luis Obisbo.  Each year in QOTW we have a challenge quilt exhibit where members take a theme and create a quilt based on that particular theme. This year's theme is Discovery. The Discovery quilts were due today and honestly; the pieces submitted that I saw today blew me away!  Awesome work. My submittal for this years exhibit is  "Hello down there!  It's my fiber arts interpretation of Nasa's Discovery of a shrimp-like amphipod 600 feet beneath the surface of the ice in Antarctica.  Check it out.    

"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