Monday, September 15, 2008

Art and Soul Hampton 2009

While waiting for the 3:00 (EST) Art and Soul registration time, i decided to update my little brag book on quilts I have made in the past. I have many of them stored and backed up in Photoshop, but I decided to share a few of the older ones on this site. All of my traditional quilts are made from patterns found at the local quilt stores or in magazines. At the time and still, I have been mesmerized with batiks, and any other colorful fabrics I can find, so all of my quilts are full of color. I have always and still have a problem getting some of points to match when making traditional quilts, so I decided to venture into art quilting, where the quilting police will not come searching me out with the scornful eye. lol Hope you enjoy the happy colors....

Speaking of Hampton Art and Soul 2009, I have decided to only go for the weekend this year, and I so hope I can get into Lisa Kaus and Katy Kendrick's classes. Wish me luck!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

New Art

It's been a while, and I have been busy. I'm getting ready for the cocooning of the fall and winter, by getting back to quilting. It is so much easier to quilt than to search for my muse in making art. Quilting is very relaxing and making art can be rather stressful . Stressful in that I am often not very satisfied with the outcome. I'm sure it is the age old thing of self doubt, and I have it in spades when making art.
I've spent the last few weeks re-reading art magazines and reorganizing my studio. The studio still needs work, but here are a few photos of what I have done so far...

As you can see, I still need to work on this part of my fabric stash. This is the fabric I use most often, (batiks, designer, and other artsy fabrics found here and there).
I decided to separated my fabric from my art supplies, so I feel more focused on either art or quilting. The photo of my sewing room shows about a half of the room, and the table I use for art is only a part of that room. My husband has been wonderful in letting me have most of the basement for my art/quilting endeavors.
I have done a little art....

The affirmation art is inspired by Kelly Rae Roberts, and the Gridlock piece is inspired by an article in Somerset Studio by Lisa Kaus.