I have reached the limit, the last straw…whatever or however you want to phrase it. But I’m beginning to , no scratch that out, I am definitely having serious doubts about all this new technology. I can barely operate my computer, mostly confused & helpless. Why does this not work? What does that mean? Even trying toContinue reading “Lost in a Techno World, “Hello-Is There Anyone Else Out There?””
As promised, I have a really lovely interview with Ann Fahl about her new book. This has so much more in it, than a promotion on a new book. I found many of Ann’s answers touching, a genuine look into the real Ann Fahl, not just the quilting celebrity. Quilters are so often very niceContinue reading “Ann Fahl’s new book is out!”
Art quilting, fiber art or whatever you choose to call it, has had its share of controversy. That statement might surprise many people. Let me give some background. For many traditional quilters, art quilts and the techniques involved didn’t seem to fit in with traditional quilting. Which was true, there were some elements of traditionalContinue reading “Art Quilting Beyond Arts and Crafts”
A Few Thoughts On Creativity l cre·a·tiv·i·ty [kree-ey-tiv-i-tee, kree-uh-] –noun 1. the state or quality of being creative 2. the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.; originality, progressiveness, or imagination: the need for creativity in modern industry;Continue reading “Creativity, Freeing That Angel from the Marble”
A few pictures of a new commissioned art quilt I’m working on for a very sweet customer. This is her 2nd commissioned order and we’re planning a third. I love commissions, customers come up with ideas for quilts that never occurred to me. It is fun to get a fresh perspective and to run with their ideaContinue reading “Starry Night a new commissioned quilt”
Just to finish the story, here’s is the finished quilt pictures of the commissioned Seascape with the Jellies.
I live in Oregon, home to hippies, yuppies, up and coming professionals, many well to do with the resources to support their impeccable taste, artisans, and yes, many of us regular middle class folks. There is a great cultural scene here. Much diversity from Portland to Eugene and every city in between. Yet with all theContinue reading “Affordable Original Art-No Kidding!!AND I’LL PROVE IT!!!”
Here’s some progress shots on the new art quilt as promised.
This is my latest hand painted silk art quilt. I longing for Spring, are you? I hand painted this original silk art quilt. The flower, dragonfly and jaunty little precariously perched bird were hand painted and then appliqued on. Then I used thread painting to add details, to the flowers, the dragonfly and the other features. I’mContinue reading “Tend Our Earth- Will We Cry When?…silk art quilt”
Original abstract art quilt. Hand painted silk non-conventional contemporary quilting
I just completed a new hand painted silk art quilt. I want some new pieces for the First Friday Art Walk this Friday in Portland OR. . I really loved doing this one, The sunflowers with each and every petal was also hand painted and individually appliquéd on. I quilted the sunset in the bottom left corner overContinue reading “Sunflowers in the setting sun new art quilt”