Spending so much time working on several pieces of fiber art, may seem excessive. But, I’ve resigned myself to the fact “that things take as long as they take.
The important thing is to get what you’re working on to the point where you are happy with the results. If you think what you have made is good, you can feel proud of your work. I know that I am really making my art for me, I need to be able to look at it and feel good. If I don’t like a piece I made, it drives me to disration. I think eveen some of the art quilters at the top of the field feel the same way. But the thing is, generally your gut feeling is right, believe it.
2- In all honesty, I am a bit obsessive ( I realize that my saying “a bit” will have my friends laughing out loud. ( “A bit? She says a bit???” ha, ha, ha).
As a lot of art quilters will attest to, it’s hard to recognize when it’s time to stop. There’s always that “just one more thing.”
My statis after about a year? I’ve completed most of the art quilts, a few have already sold. And the commissioned works have been completed & delivered. The others are close to completion. (But… you know, if I reworked a few tiny changes, they could be even better.)
The art quilt at the top of this post is the most recently finished. (That’s if I can reign myself in and say enough is enough).
Here is the last quilt, it is completed. I’m going to frame this one and will post it.
On my walk one day last month looking up I saw delicate pink blossoms with sky blue behind them. Glorious cherry blossom time! Thanks to my smart phone I could snap off a few pictures. It is so easy to do with the smart phones most everyone carry.
Another perk of always having a camera with you? Think of all the opportunities for selfies, we take them ever where we go. How fortunate we can chronicle every moment of our lives!
I’m sure we have all found it convienentt.Thanks to my Smart phone I took a few pictures, I started a new art quilt. Here are a few photos.
1-I’ve finished painting all the silk, Some pink that I’ll use to make the blossoms. I eventually made zillions of blossoms ( a wee exaggeration [but it felt like a zillion). Also the blue sky and limb colors I was ready. Let the appliqueing begin. like like
2-At this point I’ve finished appliqueing everything onto the background and have begun thread painting.
Now that this art quilt is completed, I’m going to share a few more photos of it, in it’s final form. Many of the elements in this quilt will look familiar, because I’ve been posting photos all along, showing it’s progress as I’ve worked on it. … The Finished Quilt, in it’s new home, Australia