Sunday, September 20, 2015

Georgia's to fabric

My latest photo to fabric quilt.  Georgia's Pearl hibiscus. My little Sisterhood artist inspired group decided to take field trips this summer with our cameras and interpret one of our photos in textile.  This trip was to the Lamberton Conservatory in Highland Park in Rochestet, NY.   My photo was printed on cotton  by Julie Stern Brandon, owner of Red-Dog Enterprises, Inc, and  quilted and embellished with beads and crystals.  (There were raindrops that day)

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

It's still summer in my gardens

The calendar says fall, but my gardens say "not so fast, we aren't done yet."  The impatiens are gone and I did replace with some fall flowers, but having trouble putting out fall decorations yet.

I have 3 usually blooms twice a season, the others at different times but often only once....until this year.   All 3 have bloomed non stop once the weather decided to get warm.

This is the one by the front door that usually blooms late May and again in August.   It's still going .... since May.

This is a small one by the light pole that I rescued from overgrown brush when we moved here,   It has never bloomed more than once.....until now.

The one by the mail box....usually gone by now,   Speaking of mailbox, look at its companion flower....the Mandevilla.

This is the hibiscus started from A little 4 inch cutting two years ago when we wintered in Florida.  It's now over 5 feet tall.

This is our largest grass....of which we have many different kinds.   I think it will need to be divided.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Gustav Klimt inspired art quilt challenge

I belong to a small art quilt group of friends who started out by inspiring each other to create on the works of famous artists.  Our most recent artist to interpret was Guatav Klimt.  I am often drawn to nature, and while he did not do a lot of nature subjects, I did find a few.   He is most noted for his painting "Woman in Gold" and gold was prominent in all of his work as were swirls and lots of color.   Below is my piece.....

The background fabric has gold flecks and the background trees are edged with gold thread,   The birch trees in the foreground are colored with Inktense Pencils which are then brushed with water to enhance the color saturation.