I’ve been an artist for most of my life, painting painter. When I was introduced to quilting, well love at first sight. But when I discovered art quilting, perfect fit for me.
I’m a mixed media quilt artist, often I paint my own fabric, often using silk. Then many techniques borr from quilting but adapted to be used as a part of the art.
Generally I do little preplanning,, I work intuitively. It starts with a tiny seed of an idea, gauge & unformed. I follow where that leads. The direction may change leading to a ever changing direction as it is created. Sometimes the finished quilt may come as a surprise.
I love that element of surprise! Sometimes everything just comes together and I am particularly pleased with the outcome. I can’t wait to show someone.
I feel like a 6 year coming from school with his artwork in hand. He can’t wait to show Mom. When that happens, I’m smiling like the Cheshire cat.