Sunday, 31 July 2011

JQ's The Next One

Ode To Kandinsky ......April 2011

In keeping with the artist theme I have used Kandinsky for this piece, basing it on his 1933 painting 
'Closed Circles'
This was  painted during a time of great change and repression and the original is very dark and brooding.
Despite this, I was drawn to the geometry of the painting but decided to add some optimism to it.

The background is  bright, representing hope and the circles contain
dark patches representing the oppression and darkness of the time the painting was  created.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Journal Quilts....The Next Installment

 March 2011

Hundertwasser Lollipops 

Freehand cut curves background inspired by the artist Hundertwasser.   
 I love the lollipop shape he inculdes in many of his paintings.


Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Mini Quilts

This year I am taking part in the Contemporary Quilters Guild Challenge to make a 10" square Journal Quilt each month.  The first 4 have the theme of Circles.

So here is the first one!

Feb 2011
Based on the poem 
' Spell of Creation' 
By Kathleen Raine

The background is hand dyed then breakdown printed, the image was applied using markel stick and applique along with lots of free machine quilting.

Monday, 11 July 2011

Graduations & Handbags

So our son is about to Graduate 1st Class Hons MPhys this month, much to our delight....I've got my outfit as the dress code is smart, I even managed to find shoes.!!  Try as I might I couldn't find a handbag to go with the outfit, so in desperation at the weekend I headed to my workroom, raided my stash and set to with the sewing machine.  

What do you enough???

Detail from the bag front