Yesterday was our small art group meeting and did we ever have fun. Show and tell was good – as always.
Margaret showed a marbled visor she made:
Pat is making a beautiful wall hanging. No pictures of that as she will be entering it in a juried show, and doesn’t want to jeopardize her chance of it getting accepted by having pictures of it on the internet. Trust me, it’s wonderful. She does have a knack for creating the most gorgeous painted fabric.
Then some of us worked on the first exercise in Katie Pasquini Masopust’s new book Design Explorations for the Creative Quilter – Exploring Shapes. Here are the results:
All of them were very different. This was a successful exercise in my eyes. I like it when everyone’s sketch is very different from what was in the book, and from each other. I finished mine up last night while I was watching Project Runway. Yippee, Yahoo!!! Do I ever love that show. Thank-you Lifetime for finally airing the show.
I won’t be painting and making my drawing into an art piece, but there are bits and pieces of it that I like. It will be saved in my inspiration box. It’s full of photos, sketches, pulled out magazine ads, old calendars – you name it. It’s filled with anything and everything that captured my attention and I want to revisit some day.
Some have been saved because I like the composition, or the colors, or just because something about it made me want to keep it. I hope you all have an inspiration box of your own. I revisit mine frequently – especially now that I don’t have to move a gazillion items to get into it.