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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

dancing with birds / artist statement

I finished this one I call "dancing with birds" and I like how it came out. I made it to send to a call to art quilt artists called dare to dance - an artist's interpretation of joy. It's for a collection to put into a book. I feel my quilt is good enough but unfortunately my photography is not so great and they need a good photo. I sent in this photo but I don't think it's of the quality they need - but what the heck, nothing ventured nothing gained:-)

They also wanted an artist's statement which I did not have and made one using a worksheet method that molly brown suggests. Making an artist statement is not as easy as one might think but using her method of brainstorming helped. go here if you are interested .

I also sent in Max here, although he is not the right size they want - to me joy is playing ball with a happy playful dog. Whoever invented those ball chucking things is a genius!

Quilt On!


  1. Oh so your girl got long blond hair, so pretty! :) Hope they'll except your entry!Your quilt looks really gorgeous, I love the background!
    Max came out really cute, the texture quilting on his body looks fantastic! Looks like a really cute doggy! :)

  2. I'm so glad you sent in "dancing with birds." You convey such feelings of movement and joy through this work. Hopefully they can accept your photo and keep in mind they will be photographing your piece for the book. Your dog is adorable. Stay warm and ¡Buena Suerte!

  3. It's absolutely lovely - so light and joyful. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

  4. "Dancing with Birds" is amazing! It's so full of movement and life and peaceful joy. (Hey - how did you do her dress? I need to make a few fairy minis and want their dresses and wings to be 3D, but I've never done anything like this before.)

  5. I'm impressed with both of the pieces. Photography is a whole different art however. Can you get help to get better ones?