Blue and Pink

On a walk the other day, I passed under a group of cherry trees. I looked up. What I saw was a very blue sky that was filled with delicate pink blossoms. It made such a pretty sight, it needed to be photographed

The boy scouts and I have a moto, it is actually the same one, “Always be prepared”. I can’t start a fire, or find my way back to the path if I became lost. But, by golly, when one of those unexpected  photographic opportunities, arise I’m prepared.

This was one of those times, I whipped out my iPhone & commenced taking an  insane amount of  photos.

I love photography, with a digital camera it’s easy to overdo it. Once in a while you’ll  see something that’s so amazing, a once in a lifetime photographic opportunity. If you pass it by, it will haunt you, the photo that could have been. You’ll be kicking yourself  because  you missed it.

This wasn’t one of “those” kind of moments,  but still it was a very pretty picture. So out comes the iPhone and commenced taking an insane number of photogrsphs with an art quilt in mind. I’ll often take 20 or so to use as a jumping off point, an inspiration to begin. I’ll compare all the different photos and take elements that I like from them .

Here  are a few stages in the development of the photos I took that day  that led to  the finished quilt.

It’s quite large and is for sale. If you look in my category of items for sale you’ll see the link to my Etsy shop just in case you’re interested .


silk painting completed


Worked progressed til it was completed.



Here’s the finished quilt. Remember it’s just looking up and all you see Is a beand  oodles and oodles of  pink cherry blossoms. and cherry blossoms and some



Published by Barbara Harms Fiber Art

About Myself & My Approach Art has always played a role in my life, in one form or another. My family is filled with many artist's, so my love of art came naturally. 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've continued to paint throughout my life. On occasion I've sold my work, but I had more important priorities, I was raising my children, part of that time as a single parent. My circumstances have changed, the kids are grown and I have more time for Art. Art is a form of therapy for me. I was introduced to quilting & fell in love. In time I missed the creative freedom painting made possible. 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. I make creative decisions, choices, directions to take as they present themselves. 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 to myself, "this is one of my better ones". when that happens, 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 gratifying. But the most gratifying thing is having clients be really happy with their purchased art quilt. Word press Etsy shop-sales Https:// Contact: inquiry Personal Links

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