Nothing beats searching online for inspiration.
With the Internet today, we can visit more museums and galleries
in a few hours, than most could in a life time.
As the fusible applique junkie that I am,
I've found that the
world of artists that really speak to me, are the ones who's medium is "graphic
art". One of my favorites is Janet Stever.
She is a life long artist and illustrator with a long list of credits. Her
line of "Angels of Peace" art inspired something that I've wanted to tackle for
quite some time now.
The piece I was about to embark on, revolved around this!
This little pin in a bag!
Now, that's got to have you wondering if I've lost my mind!
Last year I broke my wrist.
It was a dumb thing that I did, while loading ceramic tiles into the back of my car. Gravity beat me, when I managed to not clear the trunk with a heavy load in motion. That sent me flying one direction and the tiles another.
They shattered along with my wrist.
This little pin is what they put in, to stabilize things until it healed.
The day they removed it, I asked to keep it for a memorial quilt!
Crazy, I know!
A year later, and it's done. Thanks to this "Art with Fabric" hop.
The real angels, are the girls from the "Flying Quilters" quilt group. They kept me sane, when I was about to loose my mind. Yes, that's me...hanging by a thread at the bottom of the quilt.
The one who's hair looks afright!
You try doing your hair with the opposite hand.
I had the curling iron burns to prove, it was no easy task!
I've always loved, when the photos of a quilt, with one block hanging from the bottom, makes its way around Facebook.
I had to borrow that idea, for my "Hanging By a Thread"!
My guardian Angels...
Who thru "Love" and "Hope"...
...helped me "Believe" in myself again!
It might sound sappy, but these girls got me thru it all and I'm
forever grateful. They earned those halos.
I used some of my "cooked" cans for the flying heart.
I love, when I get a chance to add a little tin can art to things.
These are soda and beer cans that are cooked over a BBQ grill.
(You can read more about that, under my TUTORIALS links
on the right hand side of my blog)
It's easy enough to do and stitches down like a dream,
with a regular needle and a sewing machine!
Lastly...my life size hand with the pin in place!
Forever to remember.
All finished off with "mini" quilts hanging...
cause, that's what we do!
A big thanks to Alida, for bringing us all together to share.
She pours her heart and soul into this hop, for us!
Your going to find some incredibly talented artists, sharing their creations this week. I know your not going to want to miss, any of them!
Here's the schedule below.
Monday, May 15th, 2017
Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
Thursday, May 18th, 2017
Friday, May 19th, 2017
"Sew" put on your thinking cap and "art" something.
Heck if I can do it,"sew" can you!
til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'