Wednesday, June 22, 2016














"Simba!" is a my favorite character from Lion King the musical because through growing pains and lessons learned while a coy cub, he matures into adulthood and emerges as the eventual King of the Jungle following his father's Musfasa's footsteps. I wanted to feature a quilt version of Simba gazing up to heaven acknowledging his father's ever present greatness. This interpretation of Simba uses my signature ink and thread painted portrait technique, coupled with a Seminole pattern blocked masked using the challenged fabrics, finally embellished with feathered Raffia at mask.

"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