Living This Creative Life

I have two favorite quotes. The first one is by Emile Zola, "If you asked me what I came into this world to do, I would tell you that I came to live out loud". I don't know who the second one is by, but it goes like this, "If you're not living on the edge then you might as well jump". Both of these sentiments sum up my personal philosophy of this experience we call life on earth. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

New "Sculptures" Series

Good Morning,
I've been trying to get this entry done for several days now - but time has been getting away from me! Now after spending hours (really) on the phone trying to set up routine doctor and dentist appointments, I've got a few minutes before I sit down with my good friend and CPA to do end of the year taxes. I will be sooooooo happy to get all of the Wild Heather Quilts loose ends taken care of!

This quilt titled "Sculptures #3; Green on Blue is from the new series I've recently begun. I have never felt more alive, more artistically energetic or more involved in my work until I began this new work. I've finished two more pieces since this one. Depending on the size, I can make one from start to finish in 12-18 hours, with two dry times added in.

The style combines two of my favorite things; bold color - in this case with paint and silk and machine quilting. The work is very fluid and exciting. I'm finally beginning to feel at home in my studio and am trying very hard to keep regular hours.

I will host my first 1st Friday open studio next week on the first Friday in February. I hope to have at least five new pieces and will showcase them along with 6-8 older pieces. It's exciting to think of myself as finally being a "Studio Artist". It makes it feel real and valid - now if I could just start selling in this depressed market it would be wonderful!

Till next time,


Christa Irell said...

LOVE the bold colours, LOVE the composition! I can look at your work and start to understand what compositions means... I can't wait to see it in person. So glad things are moving along in such a positive direction for you!

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