Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The process

The process
      I'm doing a dedication quilt for one of my Professors who was so inspiring to  me.  I really don't consider myself an artist, not in ARTIST sense.  My brother is an artist and he does oil paints, pastels, and pencil art work.  You know in families their is titles and my wasn't "ARTIST." 

I did this when I was in my Design class.  She allowed me to use my quilting back ground to do my assignment... LOVE her.  I layered several colors on the satin fabric.  Love satin.  
I don't know if you see it but its a Little girl with curly hair looking up at a tree.   The head is on the right side and her chest goes across the bottom of the quilt.
I think confidence is a process that needs maturing.  I procrastinated for three weeks before I started to do this, because I didn't know if I could do it.  I'm not the ARTIST.!!!   I painted the fabric with the spray paint from hobby lobby you use to paint model airplane or model cars.  I never intended to wash the fabric any way if it was for a grade.   
I did the tree first and kind of did an  outline and winged it.  It took me three hours to finish and I am awestruck that I came out with something so beautiful. 
The process truly reveals ability that never would of been journey if not traveled. 
I didn't bind it I barely had enough time to finish I turned it in with just the quilting and trimmed off the back and batting to clean up the edges

In class all these real artist in my class were in awe of the quilt.  REAL ARTIST were looking at my work.  People who are getting a degree in this field were complimenting my type of textile art.
   I found artist are competitive and they really work hard to grab the attention of their peers and if you got their attention YOU did something special.

I'm sharing this because in the process of my creativity.  I have started to see myself as an ARTIST but of a different kind.  TEXTILE, THREAD, METAL, LEATHER, AND FABRIC.   Not anything involving a pencil, paint brush, or  pastels. 

On my next blog I am doing a tutorial of how to do this kind of work.

My Professor Loved my work, HEHEEEE she commissioned me to do one for her. 
I feel honored.!!!

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