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!

Friday, August 12, 2011

New Work

Good Morning All,
A Friend of mine and faithful blog follower, Christ Irell, just sent me an email and link to her blog,, so I spent some time reading about her current artistic forays and got to see a video of The Artist Creed. It was time well spent, you should check her out.
I've been busy trying to get ready for my first solo art show - and it's a big un'. I need up to 40 pieces to fill the space and have been rapidly trying to get some new work done. The show will be called "Sculptural Quilts & other colorful stories". It will hand at The Lobby which is a downtown restaurant on the corner of 21st and Arapahoe streets. It goes up on the 16th of Aug and hangs for two months. The opening reception is Tuesday, Sept 6th, from 4-7.
Anyway, the top photo above shows one of the new pieces prior to quilting. The painted, sculpted piece is sitting on top of two layers of silk, two layers of batting and a backing fabric. The second photo shows it with the quilting done and with a frayed binding added. I don't usually make the quilting in these pieces so "frilly", but I really enjoyed doing this one and I like the way it looks. If you click on the photos you can see them larger. I combined several different stitch outs to get this fancy design.
I'll show you some more pieces soon,
Till next time,

1 comment:

Christa Irell said...

Thanks for the shout out, Heather!

I just think you are the most talented machine quilter of all time. This piece is absolutely gorgeous! I am loving your series in QA too. So happy for you, people are finally getting to see your work.

You are going to have a book-signing party when you have them, right? I can't wait to get one. What an undertaking! And knowing you- it's a MUST HAVE for every artist.

I put the date of your reception on my calendar- is it open to everyone? I want to come!

Can't wait to see what else you are hanging!