The other project was an art-quilt-a-week project I started in 2007. I was getting into art-quilts at the time and I wanted to make a quilt a week so there would be 4 quilts for each month. Seasons was the overall theme. My love of nature and biological illustration prevails through all of them. I stopped in May...I got a new job, and my life changed especially when I moved and went from a 2 bedroom place to a one bedroom abode. No more studio space. Sigh.
Here are some the best samples of what I did.
There are more but these are the ones I really liked myself.
Actually after the hour of looking at what I had done, I decided, hey, I am not so bad! I can actually create good work. Why am I so hard on myself all the time? In anycase, I am looking forward to the new year once the holiday crafting and creating comes to a close to get back to figuring out my creative genre.
I want to concentrate on one genre because I often spread myself thin on a number of artistic genres and not do any of them well. Since I love working with textile ( I am very tactile) I love to draw and paint. I love mixing and putting together (mixed media) - why not put it all together? Art quilts or mixed media paintings may be the way to go or start. So, dear readers - a new release on my creative life. A new opportunity to give my creative life a specific objective. No deadlines just plain experimentation, playing around and having fun.