Thursday, January 1, 2009

heart challenge and Theme Thursday.....




My first 2009 Projects...Woohoo! First of all the heart challenge was to use the theme of winter and incorporate something from outside...i used bird feathers and pieces of fir that I stripped the needles off of....the round little burgundy things are bird seed and the heart is a piece of Cardboard...I didnt' do snow, just because here we normally dont have it....I tried to just use cool forest colors. The image was a free one from Somerset magazine. The theme thursday challenge ( http://themethursday.wordpress.com/ ) for this week is "something new" ..How did I come up with this art quilt? It was made on New Years day and the silk and pins were given to me by my friends Marva and Helen so they were new to me..Also the saying "find yourself full of joy and love" is my New Years wish for everyone...The quilt is painted paper layered onto pieces of dupioni and jaquard with trim, the hair is fibers that are sewn randomly...Thanks for looking!

14 comments:

Kelly said...

beautiful

Ozstuff said...

I just typed in a long and rambling comment and was cut off in my prime for some reason. Something about duplicate error but not even one comment went through as far as I can see so I will start again.
Wow! I am blown away by your two pictures which are absolutely scrumptious. No other word seems to quite fit. You deserve a huge standing ovation!!
Thanks for your kind comments.
Happy New Year!

Femmy said...

beautiful work!!!

Gail said...

Both great pieces of work. Love the colours of the "something new" creation.

Rosie said...

I love the bold colours in your quilt - fabulous and the sense of freedom I feel when looking at your heart. I love all those quirky elements - bravo!

Karen S said...

Great colors! Love the heart.

Faye said...

Really gorgeous - both the heart above and the colorful piece beneath. Shows lots of work and detail. I admire people who create with fabric.

Talking Horses Arts said...

As always..Wow..awesome...
Happy New creating year..Melinda!
By the way your tagged girl!
Andrea.

Margaret said...

I so love all the hearts you've been doing and your guy with the holly on his head!! really lovely colour combinations and loads of great texture,fab! M

joanne wardle said...

absolutely gorgeous

Yarni Gras! said...

just BEAUTIFUL!

Lorraine said...

now arent I glad that you left me a great comment on my blog as I said Wow when I visited your blog as fabric is the new direction I want to go to in 2009..your work is inspiring

quiltcrazygal said...

Very nice projects. Happy New Year. Jenna Louise

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Another wonderful heart Melinda! The closeup view is fantastic. Everything here is drippy wet from several days of rain, rain, rain! Your quilt piece is so vibrant and rich. Wonderful artwork Lady!