Saturday, November 28, 2009
I just finished this quilt, and am still trying to figure out what to think of it! I started with large rectangle-shaped pieces, but then found the 2 dark blue curved pieces. I made other curved pieces, and love how they combine and form other shapes. I plan to do more like this; I can see that there is a new world out there of all kinds of shapes. I am reminded of a quote by Georgia O'Keefe: " I found I could say things with color and shape that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for." I think this is on the wall at the Georgia O'Keefe museum in New Mexico.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
I feel excited and honored to have been selected to be in the quilt show, Form Not Function, Quilt Art at the Carnegie, beginning January 8, 2010. My quilt Dividing Spaces I was selected. I can't wait to see all the quilts that will be there! This is my first quilt show, so I am very happy!
Monday, November 9, 2009
I am really excited by the direction I am headed with this quilt! I was inspired by a quick weekend trip to New York. After rushing through the Guggenheim and part of the Metropolitan I began to think more about quilts as art, and how they could look. I love to look at abstract and modern art, and the ways color and shapes are used. An exhibit of Kandinsky was showing at the Guggenheim, and I want to look more at his work. I plan on exploring shapes and colors in new ways.