January 8, 2008

New Work

Pods I

This is the beginning of a series. This piece is machine pieced, machine appliqued and quilted. Most of the fabric is my own hand dyes and there is also some commercial fabric used. Trying to photograph this quilt made me realize I have to do something about better lighting. I took it outside to take the pictures this morning, but it was too chilly to spend too much time out there. I have several sketches I drew this past fall which I hope to include in the series. After visiting the Smithsonian galleries, my creative mind is humming wildly. Shapes and textures abound in the museums.

Little Emma had her "necessary" surgery this last weekend, so I have been sitting with her trying to keep her quiet as much as possible. But that is not easy to do with a very active Boston Terrier. She is recovering nicely and is asleep in her little bed as I type this.

I got a new little desk for Christmas and it is so wonderful! Here is a picture of it. I needed a place just for writing, sketching and designing. Now, everything is within reach. My colored pencils, pens, scissors, rulers are all above the desk in the hanging containers. I confiscated the set of drawers on the desk from my husband's office. They fit perfectly on my desk. Most everything here is from IKEA! The beads in the spice jars are in wooden spice racks from IKEA. So inexpensive! OK, off to creative again!


StegArt said...

I like it!

Michelle said...

Hi Vivian! I just love your new work! Terrific colors. Your quilting is really nice, too. Speedy recovery for Emma!! Michelle

Sarah said...

This is so beautiful!

Vivian said...

Thank you for all the nice comments on my quilt! :) I hope I can make this a successful year of quilt making.


Twila Grace said...

I love Pods I !!