Friday, November 30, 2007

Journal Quilt

Now that I have a blog I can show my quilt from the Quilt Festival in Houston this fall. Also here's the photo that inspired it. Yes I know---- the quilt isn't finished in this photo and for some reason I never took a picture of the finished quilt. But it did go to Houston and a friend took a picture there.
Anyway it was exciting to be part of the Journal Quilt Project, especially since this was the final installment. I felt honored to be in the company of all the great artists who also participated

Think I've Got it

The wording for my artist's statement for the Form Not Function show has gelled in my brain, although it's not one of those crazy statements that make you say, "WHAT?" when you read it. I really love those. They remind me of the food critic in my local newspaper who wrote the wierdest wine columns--it was like he dropped acid before a tasting. His favorite descriptors were damp saddles and forest floors. I always wondered which side of the saddle he was referring to. I'm sorry, but I would not drink a wine reminiscent of a horse's back or it's rider's sweaty rear end!
Okay so that's my thought for the day, lalalalala.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

photo op

Hurray!! It was easier than I thought. This is the quilt chosen to go to the Form, Not Function art quilt exhibit.

AQS Challenge

Nine people have expressed interest in being part of the Ultimate Guild Challenge. Yeah!!!!! The theme is "My Checkered Past" and the resulting quilt must be a self portrait and have a checkerboard somewhere in the design. I have the idea for my entry whirling around in my head and hope to incorporate it into my "Color Fiction" series. The challenge will be fun (I think, anyway) and I'm hoping I'll be able to encourage all those who signed up to complete their quilts, too.
My big thing this week, besides finishing a pile of "work" work, is to write the artist's statement for the Form, Not Function entry. I don't know if I can dredge up enough b---s--- to fill a page, though. If I can remember how to do it, I'l post a photo of the quilt I'm entering.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Fabrics that I discharged, my birthday present to myself

Hello World

I have been formally dragged into the 21st century with this blog. I promise to not update the world with the minutae of my day, mainly I will show you what I'm doing with my art or posting pictures of stuff I think is interesting.