Monday, January 12, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Friendship


This is a theme very near and dear to my heart. As Donna from Mixed Media Mondays so beautifully said, sharing our art gives us a chance to connect with such wonderful like minded people. I wanted to share a piece of artwork for this challenge that is part of a wonderful project coordinated by the very talented and dear Monica Magness from Girl Gone Thread Wild. I was honoured to be asked to create a 10" X 10" quilt square for the 2009 "Pink Artist Block Party 2009". Monica sent a package filled with material, scraps and tiny squares left over from last year's Block Party. It took me several months to get up the courage to begin because, as you know, I'm not very confident or experienced with fabric. I purchased some images from a favourite artist of mine, D.J. Pettit, and finally set to work. It was friendship that I had in mind when I created this square. I was thinking about all of the women in my life who are there for me in good times and in bad. Just knowing that they are near whether it be in proximity or via telephone, email etc. is comforting. If you'd like to see the amazing squares that others designed, have a look at the link above. This is my entry for this week's Mixed Media Monday challenge.

27 comments:

vintage wil said...

what a beautiful card !
great image .

herminesplace said...

Lovely collage

Lynn said...

This is gorgeous Heather, and not very good with fabric? I have to disagree, you have to use it more, you created an amazing piece of art here :)

Kaz said...

this is stunning, you are clearly excellent with fabric as well as everything else!! gorgeous piece, and gorgeous sentiments.
I did the food colouring, was fantastic! thanks for that. xx

Astrid Maclean said...

This is totally stunning Heather a piece to be truly proud of!
Like you I love DJ Petite's work (while in the U.S recently i purchased a book in which she is featured). You have defenitely done her images justice!!

Faye said...

Heather, your quilt square is such an amazing work of art. I'd have been terrified at using such gorgeous bits of fabric, lace and such as you received. All your elements came together so wonderfully.

Anni's Art said...

This is a beauty, love your quilt square.

Mary-Beth said...

Heather, this is gorgeous and I do hope you will do fabric art more often, you're a natural in it!! Congrats on the invite, what a thrill it must have been!

Val Foster said...

This is beautiful. You expressed your heart and sentiment beautifully. You should use fabric more often. This piece is a gem. I truly love it.

Diana Evans said...

great piece Heather!!! I love it....

Have a wonderful day....

Hugs
Diana

Kelly said...

beautiful! very creative!

katrin said...

heather this looks verry, verry great!!! is absolutely stunning!!!

http://truutske.punt.nl said...

This is so beautiful. Love the image Heathr.

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow Heather what a striking piece.
Fantastic piece of art.

indybev said...

Oh Heather, thanks for sharing this. It's gorgeous, and I visited the web site and looked at all the beautiful works of fabric art. Never say again you can't work with fabric! Your talent shines through in this one. I so agree about the strength and support of the sisterhood of women friends, by the way.

Buffy said...

What a beautiful collage. I love all the textures.

Dawn said...

Oh Heather this is beautiful and you can tell it has been lovingly created.
Is there no end to your talents my friend!

....so! I have an award for you!!

hugs
Dawn

Marilyn Rock said...

What a beautie! This is an amazing piece!

Anneke said...

this is gorgeous work heather.
i love the circle from lace and what a great pictures

lorhen82 said...

Heather, I think you can have some confidence now! This is really pretty and creative. You did a great job! ~Lori

Beth said...

This is wonderful. You do a GREAT job with fabric.

Brenda said...

Well you could never tell you didn't have the confidence, the piece is stunning - seems like you have had a hidden talent lurking! Thanks for your well wishes - I haven't been so sick for years, but thanks to modern medicine, I have bounced back.

mixedmediamonday said...

This is just delightful, Heather! Diane

Ozstuff said...

Not good with fabric? This is sensational. And thank you so much for the link and for sharing the journey you took in making your quilt square. We learn much from our fellow blogsters and, more importantly, we are inspired by them. You have inspired me to wean myself off too much digital and start doing something REAL.

Kathy said...

Heather this is stunning, so many things to see and I love each and every one.
~xx~
Kathy

Audrey said...

Gorgeous artwork!

Lucy said...

lovely post and beautiful creation--it's comforting to have you amongst one of my dear friends :)