Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Dreaming of Art


A few months ago there was a Cloth Paper Scissor challenge for quilted postcards. I have been making them for years, so it was right up my alley. I combined an old photo [my kindergarten portrait, circa 1960] along with a Graphics Fairy http://graphicsfairy.blogspot.com/ hat and a pair of clipart scissors. I used a background of newsprint, and made skyscrapers out of more newsprint. A little lace for a pinafore and accents with water-soluble oil pastels, a little stitching, and the postcard was done.

The basic design was done in photoshop, and I output it directly on fabric. Somehow streaks appeared in the face, but I kind of liked it because it reminded me of lined paper that schoolchildren use. In the background is a portion of my favorite quote, from Buddha, which says: “Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.” If five year old Linda knew that she would make a living one day doing art [fabric design, newspaper & magazine layout design] she probably wouldn’t believe it possible.


Janet Ghio said...

I love this Linda! So cute!

Edzellinni aka Linda Edkins Wyatt said...

Thanks Janet. It was the piece that was kind of a study for my 12" x 12" Dreaming of Fashion art quilt. I was planning to do a series of 3...only one is done. Guess I'll have to make finishing the other 2 my new year's resolution!