Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Gimme Shelter - revisited

I just got the "No Place to Call Home" exhibit quilt titled "Gimme Shelter" back from the SAQA Mancuso tour.  It was a honor to have a fiber art piece featured in this quilt exhibit curated by So Cal SAQA member Kathleen McCabe.  It's funny how you forget the intricacies of your own artwork when it goes away for sometime.  After getting it back home, I put the quilt on my design table and took a long look-see.  I didn't realize how much quilting I did on this piece until someone pointed out to me. I'm really proud that what I tried to convey in the theme's message of homelessness in Haiti after the devastating quake was quite apparent.  Many people suffered in the initial months and unfortunately still now.  Take another look at the mother and child forced to live their lives in a tent after being left homeless by the quake.  It's chilling...

"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