30" X 23"
Designed, Raw edged fused applique, Shiva paint sticks
& machine quilted .
I chose "The Bridge" as the one piece I learned the most from creating and because it was my first attempt at doing a architectural scene. I found it daunting to start with but at the same time loved it. Once I got the first few structures up it just started flowing and became easier and easier.
I love using the Shiva Paint Sticks to make the reflection on the water and thought it worked perfectly in this piece. I plan on doing more of this type of theme in the future and incorporating more structures in some of my work.
I enjoyed this year and enjoyed being pushed out of my comfort zone right from the very first photo of all the doll heads. I did something right with that one as I have already sold it and I would never have thought to use that image on my own.
Unlike Kay, I love doing pictorial quilts as most of you know. I don't always take the whole photograph and duplicate it but often do. I enjoy the world around me and love to try to duplicate the beauty and texture found in nature in fabric. Although I have attempted new techniques and materials in the past, I find myself returning to fabric and textiles. I may add beads but I would rather search for the perfect fabric or combination of fabrics to achieve the effect I am attempting than paint or other new discovered embellishments. I do use fabric markers and paint sticks for shadowing and reflection regularly, however I began doing art quilts because I loved the fabric and I still feel the same way after this year of interpretation. So in someways I have confirmed my "style" and the direction I am meant to travel.
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It was a joy being a part of Interpret This and I loved the group of talented artists that were a part of it. I wish all of you continued success in the years to come and will definitely keep up with your work on your blogs.