A unique art quilt based on an unusual moon.
One evening last summer as my husband & I were looking up at the moon, it was particularly luminous that night and peeking out from behind the branches of several trees.Their dark branches formed a filigree of interesting shapes with that fantastic moon behind them. One long look & we ran for the cameras.Shots were taken from every angle. Rapid fire, click, click, click.
My husband was thinking of capturing a great photo. I thought of that, but I was particularly doing what I call “think’n quilt”
Think’n quilt is seeing possible quilts in the world around you.Looking at what you find particularly intriguing or exciting with the thought in the back of your mind “Am I excited by the prospect of making an art quilt inspired by this?”
Many times these attention grabbers might be a fleeting image seen from the window of my moving car, then is quickly gone. I’m training myself to pull a U-turn and double back for a closer look, even though it’s inconvenient.
When I’m able to get a better look, if I like what I see, I’ll snap a few photos.
Later when I’m able to review the photos I’ve taken, if I’m still excited by something I’ve shot, into the inspiration file it goes.
Occassionally there’s an image which I can’t get out of my mind, I’ll continue to mentally explore possible approaches. I don’t want to squander that idea on something Ho Hum.
I find that when my quilts are based on ideas which excite me personally, I’m enthusiastic as I work. I can’t wait to see the results.If I love what I’m working on, I do my better work.
A few of the photos used in making “Moon Glow”
Here’s the quilt that came from that series of photos. “Moon Glow”.