Sunday, March 18, 2012

the joy of being an artist

Now usually I write about the process of making a quilt--all the small decisions that keep me up at night wondering should I use this fabric or that? Is the strip too wide or not wide enough? And what should I do next? You know that process--maybe even go through it yourself.

But every once in a while, a quilt--or in this case--a pillow--just comes together.  It is a beautiful spring day--the last day of the Paradise City Arts Festival here in Marlborough and I decided that we should celebrate the joy and delight that happened earlier this week when a pillow came together--just right. Why not? Isn't that what spring is all about?

So--without further ado--here are some time lapse images of that pillow.  Of course sometimes I got so involved in the process I forgot to take a snapshot--oh well. And I did spend lots of time getting the color palette just right before I began--isn't that the key anyhow?

What do you think? Does this ever happen to you? Am I right that this pillow just worked?
















4 comments:

  1. LOVELY quilt, excellent post...
    The last of my seascape series yrs ago was done that way, no reference photo, painted in one afternoon in the studio at a feverish pace...let me find link...
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/zanshinart/4368297159/in/set-72157623338113691

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    1. Thanks Janet for sharing. Don't you love it when that happens?

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  2. Works for me! ;) Just beautiful.

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