Sydney’s continuing rainy weather is influencing the time spent in my studio. Straying somewhat from my usual methods, I have been playing with paper, acrylic paints, threads and other yummy bits and pieces.
I was one of three members asked to be guest speakers at the ATASDA NSW Christmas meeting yesterday on 4/12/2010. I showed fifteen quilts – traditional and contemporary and talked about the techniques used and inspiration behind their designs. Being part of the ATASDA group yesterday felt very special – time to enjoy other’s hearts and minds – to see and hear about their creative endeavours and what matters to them.
My presentation included this unfinished piece of quilt-art made primarilly with hession and paper. I applied Jo Sonja’s acrylic paints and stitching by machine and hand. More work is needed to complete this piece of quilt-art.
And….after my presentation, a very nice surprize happened…..After the meeting I was delighted when one lady asked to purchase my tulip quilt that I designed especially to enter into the Quilters’ Guild Darling Harbour exhibition earlier this year. It’s gone to a good home – I couldn’t be happier.
Once home again, I unwound by doing a little more work to this piece which reflects my love of outback Australia where the rich earthy colours dig deeply into my soul.
More and more, I am finding my mind is concentrating on elements of design. This piece is quite symmetrical but with subtle diversions.
Do you like it? I welcome your impressions especially about design and what impacts on YOU.