KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR THE SACRED AND PROFANE FOR THIS DAY COMES BUT ONCE A YEAR.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
|Here are the three pieces laid out on a piece of blue fabric that had a lot of color gradations all within the same print. I cut the rim piece from the lightest part and the bottom from the darkest part.|
|Here's the bowl out together but not trimmed to shape yet.|
|Okay, done. It can now be laid on the background and ironed down once I'm ready.|
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
There are always great shows at the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum in La Conner, Washington. I just saw the show that features Ann Fahl's work. There are so many of her pieces that is was fun to see how prolific she is. Many of the pieces have been shown in her two books but seeing them in person is a real treat. Her thread work is amazing! Check out this close up.
Here's another close up of how she uses multi-colored threads and some of her patterning. Very cool!
I liked this one with the vase as well. Having done a piece with a vase, ans now starting a new one, it was interesting to see how she handled the subject using a sheer fabric.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
I know there is plenty of artistic inspiration close to home but it seems that I have a harder time "seeing" until I leave my familiar surroundings. My recent trip to Whidbey Island was full of wonderful eye, and camera, candy. The Deception Pass Bridge was half enveloped in fog the day I was there. I loved these two images that make it look like a "bridge to nowhere".
It was that time of year when the sun would be out in one place but then not only a few hundred yards away. There was that sort of cloudy bright lighting that made everything look more dramatic. I took a couple pictures of fields that seem like they could be good quilt inspiration some day.
Of course, the madrone trees, which grow so well there, always add drama with their peeling bark and warm colors.