Apr 27, 2014

fiber art flower in progress

This post was originally published Friday, April 25, 2014.
Something strange happened and it disappeared. I have tried to recreate it. Apologies if you are seeing this twice - and now it looks different.

I was waiting for inspiration to strike - and it finally did. I started with this 'tried and true' Classic image on my cutting table.


But rather than make the sunflowers of Van Gogh, I wanted to create something original and modern. I dug out several purchases I made back in November from vendors at the Houston International Quilt Festival ... and now I'm finally making them into art.

The first flower is done. I sewed 6 layers of fabric together and then deconstructed the petals. Still planning to do a bit more her... really just getting started.





Mu studio is a mess. This is my best horizontal filing system at work!

Also, I was reminded of one of my favorite Andy Warhol quotes this morning.


Linking up (again...!) with Nina Marie's Off the Wall Fridays. Please check out all the great work there.



6 comments:

  1. horizontal filing system! Hilarious! I am going to look around while here, but want to say the wildness of your flowers is very Van Gogh. Good capture!
    LeeAnna Paylor
    lapaylor.blogspot.com

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    1. LeeAnna: I really appreciate your comments about this flower. Yes, that filing system line is a classic!

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  2. I'll have to use that horizontal filing system line myself - cool! So far your flowers are vibrant and interesting with all the texture of the six layers. And what about this big piece you have working on? Can you reveal?

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    1. Where would we be if we couldn't file horizontally? Thanks for the kudos about the flowers... I am having fun with them. the other piece with the "crisis" is a modern Celtic Cross art piece. But Andy has inspired me to finish it. haha

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  3. Love the quote, and your flowers are BEAUTIFUL! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful quilted art!

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