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The purpose of this blog is share with others the processes involved in my favorite form of creativity- silk art quilts. The creative process itself is a fascinating thing. I am constantly amazed by it- both its simplicity and its complexity.

I feel strongly that I am a better person since I truly started following my dream. Because of collectors--those who actually buy original art-- I am able to live my dream. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You can see more of my work at my website http://www.rebelquilter.com/.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Celebrating Normalcy- debut

It's SOOO quiet!!!! This is the finished newest piece-- Celebrating Normalcy. If you scan down to some previous posts you'll get the concept in full detail. But the short version is this piece celebrates the return to the mundane after a period of crisis. It is the sigh, the exhale, the relief of not having to think in crisis mode. The image is a stylized version of a moonrise over a calm bay. The back is silk screened with examples of daily mundacity--walking the dog, feeding the cat, unloading the dishwasher, taking a luxurious bath, sleeping in your own bed--all activities that, when life is normal, have very little significance. But when they return following a crisis- medical or otherwise, they are worth a little celebratory jig.

This piece has just been juried into Celebrating Creativity at William Woods University which opens in late August. The happy/sad part is that I will not be able to enter it into Quilt National as it will have been posted to a website-- disqualifying it from entry. Unless something else majorly inspires me, I won't have an entry for it this year.

7 comments:

Vicki W said...

I love it. Those bits of sparkle throughout are like the smiles at little daily pleasures.

Terri Stegmiller said...

Gorgeous!!!

Diane said...

This is lovely -- and it has a very soothing sense about it. A pleasant sigh is just the right description!

Judy Warner said...

I just found your blog and will look forward to following it. Your piece is wonderful.

Claude Larson said...

It is so tranquil. My eyes move slowly through it. Terrific mood you created with this piece.

Claude Larson said...

This piece is so tranquil. It allows you to look across it slowly and take it all in. Beautiful work.

Susan Lumsden said...

Thank you everybody! I really like this piece too. It is so much quieter than my current life as chef and cafe owner in West Plains, MO. Check out my cafe blog at http://alacartecafewp.blogspot.com