Two Daisies, I’m Just Having Some Fun

Two Daisies

Two Daisies

Here is my latest quilt, just finished and posted on Etsy. I know you’ve seen it, a few peeks here and there.

I hand painted the silk then added a bit of applique. and then the thread painting commenced.

As I mentioned somewhere [was it here? I don’t know]  I don’t design any of my quilts ahead of time, but just go as the mood strikes me. I inevitably

get carried away, because I’m having fun, and paint a large amount of content, with no thought of the hours involved in thread painting all that content.

There seems to be a disconnect between the two sides of my brain. The artist side of my brain, the person who is doing the painting, never stops to think about the amount of work she’s creating for the art quilter, the one who  will be doing the all that thread painting. All those flowers and blades of grass, over crowded, spilling from their allotted space.” Now this is going to take a LONG time to complete”.

The the art quilter brain takes over where the painter left off. The quilt artist gets carried away too. I just keep wanting to add more and more, I’m never be able to walk away and say there that’s enough.

There’s always one more little detail, ” What if I added just a bit more color on those flowers down on the right?” [ these are the very same flowers that an hour earlier I had declared to be “finished!”] wouldn’t they look prettier? ” . One more little touch here or a slight change, I can’t stop. I just keep on tweeking until I’ve plumb worn myself out.

My two disconnected brain sides need to reach an understanding. But there’s the rub [as good ole Will would say] I like making my quilts, I enjoy the process. My disconnected brain isn’t so far off.

So here’s that quilt. I have an album on my FB page if you want to see more.

http://facebook.com/BarbaraHarmsFiberArt

two daisies

Two Daisies

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Barbara Harms Fiber Art & MoreBarbara Harms Fiber Art

About Myself & My Approach I come from a family filled with many artists.s always played a role in my life, in one form or another. By my teens, I had narrowed my focus to painting.I decided I was going to become a serious painter. I joined the Las Vegas Artist's Guild, at 15, the youngest member at that time. I was totally out of my league, a kid among so many serious adult artists. But to be there, exposed to art in that way was quite an experience. I was enraptured, soaking up. I tried to go unnoticed, just a fly on the wall, mute, a big ole smile plastered on my face. soaking it all up. I tryed to go unnoticed; a mute teenager, eyes wide opened and a huge smile plastered across my face. I’m pretty I was noticed, a mute kid with an enraptured look on my face. I've continued to paint throughout my life. On occasion I've sold my work, but I had more important priorities, one being raising my wonderful children. My circumstances have changed, the kids grown, I had more time and Art was like theorpy for me. I was introduced to the world of quilting & fell in love. I did miss the creative freedom painting afforded. Then I discovered mixed media fiber art, I was home. MY APPROACH TO ART It's the creative process that holds the greatest attraction for me. Starting with a tiny seed of an idea; vague and blurred around the edges, I follow where that leads. My approach is an instinctual one. Generally, I do little pre-planning. themselves, my appproacj response js an instinctual one. This approach can lead to quite a few changes in the direction the quilt takes. The outcome can come as a surprise. I love that element of surprise! Sometimes everything just comes together & I think this is one of my better ones. I can’t wait to show someone. I feel like a six year old, running home from school, a drawing in hand, excited to show Mom. At those times. I'm smiling like the Cheshire cat. I’ve had work published in several magazines., which is gratifingvl. But the most gratifying thing is having clients be really happy with their purchased quilt. Word press Etsy shop-sales Https://barbaraharms.com Contact: inquiry Personal Links kool

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  1. Wow. Your quilt is really beatuiful. I love the flowers and plants design. I’m not usally one for quilts but this one I could have!

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