Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Voice...SAQA Auction Donation
This is my 12" x 12" donation for the SAQA 2010 fundraiser.
The background is done in acrylic paint, on the inside of a recycled tyvek mailing envelope. The center section was designed on the computer using QuarkXPress, and printed on Avery printable cotton.
The message is both personal and universal. It is about me, finding the courage to speak up and voice my opinions (though many people who know me now might not believe it, I was a verrry shy child, and I have been fighting anxiety issues and panic disorder for years).
It is also a general idea about saying what you think, using your voice to vote and work for change rather than grumble and complain about life. Additionally, it is a comment on and for women, who often smile and keep their mouth shut to keep harmony in their personal and/or professional life.
I am planning to make a series of 12" x 12" art quilts with the VOICE theme.