|Detail of "Morning," painted cotton and nylon organza, quilted with gold thread. I made this in Gig Harbor, WA, when we had a string of sun-washed spring mornings and everything was bright and shiny.|
Are there any other artists out there who have trouble making color when the world is gray?
How do you cope?
I'm so desperate for color here in the rainy Northwest that I'm diving into my photo archives to look at what I painted and quilted when I lived in the sun or when it was sunny here. I just can't seem to get moving on current work. Here are a few details.
|Detail of my little heart project that was published in "Creative Quilting With Beads," pages 50-53 and back cover (ah, the good old days). I layered commercial and hand-painted cotton, silk and sheer fabrics, then machine quilted and beaded.|
|Detail from "Garden Gone Wild," which I made in the frenzy of spring and summer bursting around me in Illinois. Those were the years when I scattered yarn on nearly all of my quilts and held it down with the quilting stitches.|
|Detail from "Heat Wave," made one summer during record scorching heat. I painted the fabric and then experimented with stamping.|
Have a colorful one!