Thursday, November 29, 2012

Mr. Sunshine

Mr.Sunshine - 2012

Wowzers! This art quilt took way longer than I had anticipated. I originally wanted to do a series of sugar skulls with different bone tones. I may still continue to slowly work on that series, but I have seriously missed my personal November deadline.. My pregnancy exhaustion mixed with two active little girls has required I slow way down. It's been a great test of my patience and I'm glad I saw this through to the end.

It is a collage applique style with shimmery tulle machine quilted on top. Lots and lots of hand embroidery on the face.

Really enjoyed working with such bright colors and a primitive design. The more I shut off the parts of the brain that tell me what is trendy and I listen to my inner voice, the more fulfilling my work has become.

I can't wait for 2013! I have a number of collage series that I will be working on. I have 4-5 macabre carnival sketches that I'm itchy to sketch on fabric. I'm going to also try moving my art quilting style on to wearable goods by request.. i.e. clutches, scarves, and more. And I have bought a TON of silk painting supplies and I'm so excited to jump in and learn something new. I haven't found too much current information on silk painting or in combination with applique quilting, so I'm planning on documenting my fails and scores on the blog in the hopes of helping others.


Anonymous said...

quite eyecatching

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Jennifer. Found you on Flickr so came to visit and enjoy your cute blog. I see you are entrenched in motherhood with young kids. A marvelous and challenging time of life. Enjoyed seeing your very fun portrait!
best from Tunisia,

bohemiannie! art said...

I love what you said about listening to your inner voice instead of what's trendy. I've found that everything that I make for me...which I usually love...are the very items that people want to buy...even though I haven't been in it to sell. Awesome art you're making here. And wise to allow the girls to be on the front burner.


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