Tuesday, November 30, 2010
My sister Sheila sent me this photo of herself (on the left), and two other sisters, Vicky and Marybeth. I think it was taken in the late fifties. So I am making a small quilt for each of them. I love how putting a photo on fabric gives it a new tactile incarnation. This one includes bits of lace and buttons from our mother's large collection. She was also a fiber artist who probably made the little dresses they are wearing.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
More and more I enjoy using my own photos in my quilts. I printed my photo of a reclining Buddha statue on copy paper which I placed face down on a piece of fabric. Then I wet it thoroughly with a sponge and rubbed it hard to transfer the image. Rather ghostly. I photographed the rusty kanji at sunset. It means The Way.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
I went to university in San Francisco in the sixties. The music, the politics, the fashions, the philosophies of that era launched me into adulthood. I scripted the names of my favorite bands onto the tie dye fabric with bleach. I painted the other fabrics to represent the turbulence of the Vietnam war. (There's also some metaphorical grass.) The sandhill cranes taking off were photographed by my husband and I printed them on more hand dyed fabric. The sixties were the wind beneath my wings. Peace.