February 4, 2011
yesterday i posted about a woman, fred shand, who created quilts with a very organic feel to them. non-traditional.
i thought it would be fun to post about the opposite. cherri house is a well known quilter who has written a variety of books, one of which is city quilts, where she takes her inspiration from the city. sometimes when you are walking in and around and through a city, you can forget to stop and admire just how amazing it can be.
cherri has managed to do that, and then put it in a quilt, go figure.
cherri house, city quilts.
February 3, 2011
just the other day i was talking to a friend who quilts, and she mentioned that she is growing a little tired of her regular angular designs and expressed her desire to explore some more organic, free form shapes. i, myself have never done any sort of quilting, but i can really appreciate all the work that goes into each one. i know it’s no simple task… people spend months on a quilt, sometimes years.
a few days after speaking with my friend, i saw these by fred shand, an english artist that anthropologie is featuring. definitely not your typical quilter, she uses a variety of methods from silk-screening to painting to sewing and quilting in order to make each one-of-a-kind piece.
January 29, 2011
this doesn’t mean that i wasn’t saving pictures or thinking of things to post… in fact, my desktop is littered with images, and it’s driving me a little crazy. i‘ve grouped some of them into clusters that i will try posting within the next week or so.
…and i do apologize to those of you who keep reminding me of the date of my last post… you know who you are.
October 8, 2010
September 19, 2010
September 17, 2010
well, i’ve also been working on some side to those side projects… really just playing around until i’m inspired to do something else.
both turned out to be a little fanciful and playful.
1. zoo necklaces
2. confetti shirt (front/back)
September 17, 2010
September 16, 2010
September 12, 2010
(which also happens to be the same as i-just-spent-all-my-money-on-new-craft-supplies).
May 17, 2010
after you spend some time sharing a workspace with young art school kids, you dream of your own room where you can make your own mess, and don’t have to clean up theirs. this has been my life for the past year, and such my dreaming process. you really don’t need a huge space, a small shed would do just fine… cue my discovery of said delightful small space on tales of a junkaholic which looks good to me! while small, it’s still just your own.