Tuesday, June 30, 2009
This One's For You Patty!
Happy Blooming Tuesday to all! These first shots were taken in Red Lodge outside an art gallery where my dear H had found an art quilt show to take me to. I wasn't allowed to post the quilts, but no one said the outside art was taboo. Daisies everywhere I look, these in Red Lodge, Montana, for Teri C. And these outside the art gallery there! And now for Patty: Three months ago I made a small 8" X 12" quiltlet for the Art Quilts Around The World challenge. It could not be posted before June 30th. It's theme is "Connections". I used my life long friendship with my best childhood friend from infancy Patty, as my CONNECTION! The buttons also connected the border numbering 68 for the number of years of our friendship to date. Jacks was a favorite and much played game of ours so I photographed some big colorful jacks and printed them on cloth for the background. The clock face is our lives ticking away. The dolls are also things we played with as children together especially dolls you'd find in a doll house. This piece did not make it into the juried art show. The judge told me it was too personal, that the person I made it for would really like it but it didn't have enough elusiveness to grab anyone elses' interest. I'm not sure I agreed with him, but he was right about one thing, Patty Loves It! I put the finished piece in a white shadow box and glued the real jacks to the bottom front. The silver heart shaped locket is something I got from my friend Judy who has the Red Velvet blog, thanks Judy, it fits so well here. Love between friends! And of course you see Patty and I on photos on fabric at age five in black and white, and again current in color.