Sunday, April 29, 2012

Creative Heart

The creative process is a part of everything in life.  My thinking is what creates what will happen in my life.  I get an idea and a desire for something and I act on it  setting the process in motion.  If the idea comes from my heart, then the result is something wonderful.  The images in this quilt are all from my heart—flowers, birds, clouds, hearts, the kimono shape.  The hands of the quilting pattern sign “I Love You”.  The paint writing covering the entire surface of the piece are the repetitive affirmation of “ONE” for one people, one life. The materials and techniques are fabric, thread, paint, machine appliqué, machine quilting, painted fabric, paint writing.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Affirmation Quilt

My goal here was to collect the “missing pieces” of a project, putting them all back together and making something good; completing and making it whole.  This is what I have done in this piece.  I made the decision to put them together in a new way—to go back and look through aspects of the project which may have been discarded for one reason or another and to reinvent them.  This quilt is comprised of rejected remnants of my own and students’ work PLUS the idea of using a kimono shape—something I have been inspired to do by other quilt artists and the beautiful Japanese kimonos I have seen. It is a way of acknowledging my inspiration. The writing on the piece is an affirmation of new life. I affirm the transformation of the old into something new and fresh.