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!