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

Published by Barbara Harms Fiber Art & More

About Myself & My Approach To My Art About Myself & My Approach To My Art I can't remember a time in life, that art didn't play a role, in one form or another. But my primary focus as an artist, has been painting. Close to 20 years ago, I was introduced to quilting & quickly became passionate about it. However to create a quilt there are some necessary steps that have to be followed, this obviously restricts some of the creative choices. I began to miss the creative freedom possible with painting. Since there are only so many hours in a day and I had other important things going on in my life, I had to focus my interests. When I discovered mixed media art quilting, it was a great fit. The combination of quilting techniques with painting and other art skills opened new creative directions to explore. I was home! It's the creative process that holds the greatest attraction for me. I love starting with a tiny seed of an idea; vague and blurred around the edges. Then I follow where it leads. My approach is more of an instinctual one. I usually don't do much pre-planning. My creative choices are made as they present themselves, based on my gut feeling. 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 that 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. Personal Links

4 thoughts on “Two Daisies, I’m Just Having Some Fun

  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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