Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Painting begins on Life 3 - Switching Off

Struggling a bit with this one for some reason. Never mind....I'll get there I hope.  I wouldn't enjoy it much if it was easy!!

Left: an outline sketch of lillies. Below: putting them in place in my quilt, and beginning to add colour around them.


  1. oh annabel it's wonderful! the colours and textures are amazing

  2. Hi Annabel, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  3. If you follow Lisettes blog (link above) you will be able to see a fellow artist who is trying to deal with difficult issues in her textiles. Below is a comment I left on today's posting for her, and I thought I'd copy it here too.

    It's possible that when this quilt is finished, it will be greeted with "dislike" as I am aware that there is a small group of people who think that quilts should not deal with the more unpleasant details of life. I want - I need - to put into my art, an emotional response. There are things that worry me folks, as well as delight me. Perhaps there's room for disucssion?

    "It's difficult to put emotion into textiles - well more difficult than say, a painting, but these issues are ones I'm thinking about myself at the moment. The world can be so terrifyingly horrible at times.

    I was especially horrified recently to hear about acid attacks on women who for some reason (thought to look at another man in the wrong way, not doing the household chores properly etc) are attacked by paid men or aggrieved family. Acid is thrown in the face to permanently disfigure them and make them unattractive or to punish. There is a local group near to me that is trying to work to overcome such horrors, but that human beings can do such things makes me so angry.

    My art (if I can call it that) increasingly demands emotional response of some form, but there are a lot of quilters out there who regard inclusion of unpleasant things as wrong in some way. A difficult one that demands more discussion I think! "