Every single one of us possesses the strength to attempt something he isn't sure he can accomplish. It can be running a mile, or a 10 k race, or 100 miles. It can be changing a career, losing 5 lbs., or telling someone you love her (or him).
-- Scott Jurek
Old age is the time to be dangerous. Dangerously fun loving, dangerously alive . . . This is the time to do every single thing we can possibly do with all the life we can bring to it. This is the time to live with an edge, with strength, with abandon. There is nothing for which to save our energy. Now it is simply time to spend time well.
-- Joan Chittister
Saturday, May 7, 2011
I finally got my March project photographed. Have to confess, I haven't even started on April yet. But I have been busy -- see below. March was my dream for some sunshine. The detail in this fabric reminded me of rock drawings of sun. I have again placed a beaded "ancient" in the piece. I have beaded some of the suns and painted others. The canvas is painted green to match the fabric and printed gold suns on the canvas from suns I carved on Speedy-Carve blocks. The paint is Jacquard Lumiere Copper and Gold.
African Inspired Art Quilts
These art quilts were inspired by Africa and african prints. I have used commercially printed cotton, linen, and some silk. The pieces are attached by fusing and hand sewing. They are embellished with beads including glass, bone, shell, and coconut shell.
I am still learning about formatting so they appear a bit disjointed.