Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Urban Decay

Here is the completed piece.

This is what I have so far. I am using Caran D'Ache neocolor watersoluble crayons.
Once it is finished I will thread paint it to accent the details.
Cropped image for piece.
Original picture.
Fragments: Urban Decay Challenge
The challenge is to help tell a piece of the Urban Decay story by documenting Urban
Decay with a photograph, then taking a portion of that photograph and creating a quilted
abbreviated image of that section in cloth, fiber and embellishments, reclaimed or new.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Heavenly Bodies

This was for a challenge called Hevenly Bodies, I call it, Cupcakes are Heavenly.

Latest Project

This is my latest project, It is based on the male figure used for the Hoffman Challenge, A Quiet place (39”x 38”), which is currently traveling.
This is the beginning stages of piecing it together using a piece of muslin over the sketch. I tried a new technique, instead of using Wonder Under I used Elmer's school glue. This piece is 48" x 36" in size, a little bigger that A quiet Place.

Close up of the head, I decided to not go with a green eye, I will be adding a brown eye which I plan to embellish with beads.
Here it is pinned and ready to start quilting...

Friday, March 6, 2009

Check out our Obama QUilt Exhibit book.

The ObamaQuilters are 60 fiber artists who formed a grassroots, all-volunteer, multi-ethnic group of quilters from all across America. We produced a vibrant quilt show, which was held at the Cafritz Art Center of Montgomery College in Maryland, from Feb. 9-March 5, 2009. This book is based on that show, and includes photos of the quilts, the quilters, and copies of the artist statements, which in many cases, are as moving as the quilts themselves.
We ObamaQuilters are excited to share our passion for art quilts and our gratitude for being alive to see the historic election of President Barach Obama come to pass.