Saturday, March 12, 2011

Inspiration

I belong to three local fiber arts groups. Each month I attend a club meetings of one of these groups to connect with other fiber artists who share the same love as do for Quilting Arts.  At today's Quilts on the Wall meeting, the "Bridge" theme quilts for IQF Long Beach exhibit this coming July were turned in.  Many artist produced wonderful pieces with various interpretations of the bridges theme; some literal and others with more abstract references to the subject.  I submitted my "Closed bridge on the felt" piece for consideration for the exhibit.  This quilt features a male hand in the closed bridge stance on a pool table ready to break a ball set. Holy Moly!  It was lots of fun making this piece. The meeting was quite effective for providing inspiration to me for future art works.  There was one bridge themed quilt submitted which featured a gray and red interpretation of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.  It was beautiful.  Another woman made an abstract suspension bridge out of quilted fabric and straps made to the required dimensions of 38"w x 48" l; it was stunning, yet genius in the planning and construction.  I wish I thought of it.  These meetings and the great ideas I take from them are integral in providing out of the box techniques and supply ideas.  Great stuff!  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