Saturday, January 17, 2009
This is one of my first art quilts. It is an abstraction from a photo of my daughter Amanda one Halloween when she was in high school. She was dressed as 1960s girl, kind of like Lulu in To Sir With Love. She is sitting on an ottoman with some pumpkins in the background.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
This is an art quilt that I did from a painting, and I did the painting from a quick doodle. I did it for a show called "What Drives You/What Makes You Tick" and it is currently on tour through Fiber Arts Connection of Southern California. Anybody want to take a guess about who the model was?
Thursday, January 1, 2009
I thought that this was an appropriate image for New Year's Day: a hand needle felted card, with an impressionistic image of a sunset on icy snow and water. I looked out the window of my new office the other night as the sun went down; the icy snow had a purplish cast, and the sky was pinky orange. The colors here are pumped up, and certainly it doesn't look exactly like the east side of Manhattan as viewed from Roosevelt Island...I used a lot of artistic license. And Santa...I'm still waiting for the needle felting machine...my hand is getting sore from punching the needles in by hand. This is made from commercial felt, dyed roving (unprocessed wool...thanks Gabriela) and commercial yarn.