Thursday, February 23, 2017

Deep sea fishing

This was the 1st quilt (but not the last) that I  totally took apart and re-did.  The Turtles were one side of a 2 sided quilt.  I think about 24" wide X 6ft long. Part of an exhibit called 'Under the Sea'   No place to hang a 6 ft quilt,  I took it apart. 
This one has a companion piece that is much smaller, (stay tuned, next week)  They are both thread painted, quilted and then attached to a canvas background.  

Thursday, February 16, 2017

'Poor Baby Jackson'

This is a thread painting of my cat Jackson.  I adopted Jackson 10 years ago.  He had been brought into the vet clinic in very bad shape.  After 6-8 weeks of recovery at the vet, I brought him home.  The vet thought he was probably 2-3 years old at the time I adopted him.  So he is now probably about 12-13 years.  I have noticed he is pretty thinned down.  He is a lot more social.  Always needs to be sitting on me, or at least very near me.  He does not climb our 6 foot fence to hunt anymore.  He tolerates our dog Ruger and loves our dog Teton.  

Thursday, February 9, 2017

2nd HERstory quilt "Aretha"

 This is the 2nd quilt juried into the HERstory exhibit.   I titled it "Aretha"  because just that one name is recognizable around the world.  In my research I learned so much about this beautiful soul of a lady.  I am honored that my interpretation of her has been juried into this show.   Below is the close-up of her

Thursday, February 2, 2017

"Through the Lens"

 Dorothea Lange was a photographer that took photos during the "dust bowl "era and many of those from the Japanese/ American Internment.  I fell in love with her work when I curated an exhibit at The Heart Mountain Internment Center.  This quilt has been juried into the HERstory quilt exhibit.  The above photo is a close up.  Below the entire quilt.  this was a 1st for me,  a quilt in gradations of Black to White.  One of my all time favorites.

Stay tuned, next week the 2nd quilt that was juried into this HERstory quilt exhibit.