You may ask yourself, "Self, why would I take on a new form of art when I couldn't possible make all the quilts I've planned in my single lifetime." Well...I'll tell you... Quilting is simply textile art. Whether its a utilitarian style, traditional or modern, it is a form of expression. I love to see how new "quilting skills" grow from a seemingly separate form of outlet.
Today I was tracing a quilting line that I came up with for a new quilt design and realized that I was Tangling! (see Zentangle)
I actually think the time meditating over my tangles has loosened my machine quilting muscle. Just like zentangle, I created geometric constraints and then doodled a consistent pattern within the shape. It isn't perfect but it has exactly my desired effect. (By the way, I quilt on a Bernina aurora 430.)
Like my friend and fellow Wool Gather Eileen Wintemute, is a wonderful artist and encorporates her different forms of art into her quilting. She has a natural gift with color and form. Check out her blog at http://eileenwintemute.blogspot.com/2011/04/art-quilts-on-display-at-qsc-expo-in.html
I just can't wait to see what she does next!
I love it when things in life just comes together in harmony. You know its not coincidence but God's hands at work in our lives.
Like a seemingly random letter with a lovely story that touches a place in you that you needed, at that exact moment in time. Here's a story of sisters if you have 30 min and whole box of kleenex. http://www.thesunmagazine.org/issues/423/world_enough_and_time
Thank you my Dione, "Sister from another mother". I love you and my other mother too. ;]