Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Thursday, February 18, 2021
So Much Fun Elephant Quilts
It was so much fun that I made a second similar quilt for granddaughter number 3, number 2's cousin.
This quilt was inspired by a beautiful day on my 2019 Via de la Plata Camino, I was walking with kindly pelegrina and now friend Lonny from the Nederlands. We had found a spot in a field to stop and have lunch. The pack and boots were not in the original photo so I took a separate photo of them and worked them in. I have been learning line and wash watercolour and enjoy mixing the 2 art forms by using black thread and black pen.
I have a large selection of fabrics that I have dyed and painted over the years which I wanted to use. Although the tree fabric, as you can see, is a commercial fabric, which I just could not resist using. I am happy with the result and feel that it works well in the piece.
One rule of art is to not put anything in the centre which I have broken twice in this piece, the horizon is smack in the centre ... that is because my painted pieces were only so big, just worked out that way. The second rule breaker is that the tree trunk is close to centre, I have worked around that by the placement of the path, pack and boots which draw the eye downward and to the right.
I love the leaves, randomly cut out of treasured marbled fabric that I created about 20 years ago.
So the pack and boots, back to line and wash .... I cut them out and started drawing details and shading with a black micron pen. That was fun and rewarding as I think both came out quite well.
The piece is bound with black fabric, not really visible in this not great photo.
The piece is called Chica Feliz and represents my happy place.
Monday, November 23, 2020
One positive outcome of the CoVid-19 Pandemic is that crafters such as myself have more time to create. I am not sure why this is a strong compulsion but I do know that I am not alone. The result is a condo full of completed art and craft projects.
Now that I am past the magic age of 65 and am collecting government pensions I find I no longer need extra dollars ... but I do know many agencies that are in great need of funds. So I have been thinking that I will list some of my pieces that are looking for a good home and ask that the recipient donates what they consider an appropriate amount of money to the charity of their choice. I am happy to mail or deliver the items(s) to you at my expense.
I have no idea what will happen with this, I hope that I do get at least a few takers.
Below I will show my pieces, if any strike your fancy and you would like it for yourself or to give as a gift just send me an email at email@example.com.