Happy Birthday Danny ...soon.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Jerry Garcia Silk Tie Art Journal = Quilted Journal Cover
I had a busy and productive weekend, especially Sunday! I was making art from the moment I got up until I went to bed (if knitting is considered making art too!). First I made this art journal quilt using mostly Jerry Garcia silk neckties and one Italian 100% Silk Tie (the blue one)! I put it in the 3CreativeStudios art journal quilt challenge. And then I turned it into a journal cover for my son's 47th birthday gift! He has been a Grateful Dead follower, and idolized Jerry Garcia for many years, maybe still does...When I found these colorful JG ties at garage sales and thrift stores I knew I had to make him something using them. It's hard to imagine a "deadhead" wearing a tie, isn't it? The Jerry Garcia tag was on the back of one of the neckties and it became a part of the journal cover. I can't tell you how wonderful silk ties feel...I have to mail this today or I will wear it out just stroking the cover! ;-) I recycled the ribbon that came on a gift to me recently, ;-))