I must apologize for an attempt last night [a really, really late night attempt] to post these two quilts. Somehow I posted a rejected draft, which was jumbled, incoherent, misspelled and unintelligible. To answer your obvious question, No, I had not been drinking heavily at the time nor was I having a psychotic break withContinue reading “Whoa Nelly and Alphonse Mucha”
, there is so much beautiful fabric available, it’s hard to control the urge to start a new project with every new wonderful fabric you see or buy. It reminds me of a 2 year old running from one toy to the next until he has emptied his whole toy box. I always feel that I’m 4 or 5 projects behind.
I’ve started work on 3 quilts, don’t ask me why. I usually take em one at a time.The silk background is completed and the silk art painting finished. I’ve just begun the thread work, which is now where near finished as you see. I’ll post updated pictures along the wayI added lots of pearl to my paint colors as I mixed them. So to continue the sparkle, shine theme I’m using quite a lot of metallic threads for the thread work.
I’ve just recently received a book from the talented UK fiber artist Marion Marnett. Marion has written about a product named Lutradur. As far as I can determine, it seems to be relatively unknown here in the states, certainly used infrequently. .Marion has provided information about what it is,it’s properties & application. I’m curious to learn more, perhaps you will be too.
In a piece Marion Barnett wrote, she calls herself the Contrary Quilter, what is the reason behind that description? Her answer
“I don’t believe in rules, and I don’t do conventional”. An interview with textile artist Marion Barnett.
As promised, I’ll share a few more quilts from the big MQX show. Did I mention last post, that there seemed to be more quilts with glimmer and shimmer? I had to find out which methods were used.
Have you ever wanted to learn the intimadating art of dying fabric? I know that if you’re a quilt artist , you probley would, that’s if you arn’t already proficent at it
Here’s the latest art quilt I’ve been working on, like a busy little bee. love the wild abandon , the bold color. I gave myself permission go with my inclinations. It was made with the intention of a companion piece that harmonized with my last abstract quilt, “Down the Rabbit Hole”.
As you may have knticed I have a lot of photos included in my art quilt blog pages, this is ovbously because I enjoy photographty and I enjoy making art quilts as well. I am sure you are all aware that I will soom be opening my my art web site. I’ll give more details later.
I plan on keeping my etsy shop open to carry all sorts of non art items
I promised that this week I’d share a new thread painting technique I recently learned.This little trick solves a common problem that can rear it’s ugly head if you are doing very heavy, thick coverage in one pacticular spot
This impressionistic style reminds me of a painting. When the sunrise streaking the sky purple & pink .The light falls on the garden, filling it with color and light much as the silk used reflects color luminously I like to have my first cup of coffee in the garden, admiring the
An Asian Style commissioned work, the progression and
completion. A pictorial story.