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!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Art Every Day

Art Every Day, Thursday, July 4th, 2013,

Good Morning all,
Here is today's new piece.  From the bottom up, it begins with a layer of boiled wool, topped with wild raw silk, topped with hand dyed cotton velveteen (with a layer of batting underneath it), topped with a long scrunch of hand dyed rayon left over from a shirt my besty, I.V. Anderson made for me.  I stitched the rayon down along most of it's edges and tacked it down in other places with a stay stitch.  Then I quilted the yummy feathers in the velveteen.  I love, love, love how it responded to the quilting stitch.  The raw silk is top stitched along it's edge and that is about it.
I find the piece restful and flowing with calm energy and I love the color way too.
I'm off to my studio for some more quilting,
Till tomorrow,

1 comment:

Christa Irell said...

Wow, what wonderful texture this has, I just want to touch it!

I love silk in any and every form, I just love it. These frayed edges not only provide wonderful texture and interest, but great light. They really are luminous, aren't they?

The velveteen always looks so beautiful when you quilt it! The design really pops out and has beautiful dimension, and the bits of lighter areas are really showing well. The nice frayed edges on this piece too, are great against the silk.

The rayon piece is so pretty- I can just imagine how lovely the shirt must be. I love how you arranged it, spilling over right to the wool on both ends, and how the lighter dyed areas are making the lighter areas of the velveteen stand out.

Such a pretty color combination and piece- both from far away and close up.