Saturday, April 25, 2015

"I'm Batman"

 

It's hard to believe that the first modern day Batman movie starring Michael Keaton made it's big screen debut way back in 1989; that's 26 years ago! Since then, there's been six more installations in a franchise that has become a cult classic.  The distinctive bat symbol can be seen on everything from action figures, to lunch pales.  Some of the most fervent fans of the brand have tattoos permanently etched on a prominent area of their bodies.
My dad's nurse Noldy, shared with me that his son Carter is a huge Batman fan. During a recent trip to Shoreline Village in San Diego's Harbor, Carter got a temporary bat symbol painting on his face.  As a favor to Noldy, I memorialized Carter's image on a small quilt in ink and thread.  While creating this piece, I recalled Michael Keaton in that first movie forcefully proclaiming to one of his foes as he was taking them out "I'm Batman".  I decided to adopt that saying for the quilt's name.  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