I’ve been working on this piece since early May and just finished as June was winding down. It doesn’t usually take almost two months for me to complete an art quilt; that makes me feel like I’m slacking off.
However, in my own defense to myself, I have been a bit busy — a couple of out-of-town business trips (a new thing, not sure I like it), a son’s college graduation, assorted beer fests and summer parties. Before I knew it, all the weekends were booked solid and the weekdays didn’t allow much in the way of available studio time either. I’m not complaining; we had lots of fun, but I do miss my studio time. It’s one of my favorite things to do and places to be.
This is the second in my Feelings work. If you’ll recall, I am interpreting my random abstract doodles as emotions. The guiding point is the outer boundary of the doodle. The boundary evokes the feeling. From there, I contemplate how to bring that particular feeling alive in fabric. This process is quite enjoyable and seems to flow, which I take to mean I’m on the right track.
We peer through keyholes (or we did in the old days when one could see through locks), we use magnifying glasses or microscopes, we ask questions. The “why” of the child never really leaves us. Curiosity – inquisitiveness – is an excellent trait to have. It’s part of how we learn and we should never stop.
Constructive criticism and comments are always welcome. Please share your thoughts!
Inquisitive (link to poem)
Next up: The next feeling is underway. Stay tuned!
6 thoughts on “Inquisitive”
Love the poem as well as the quilt. Good work!
Better and better…I really like this one!!
Love how your colors flow throughout the quilt. Waiting to see to your next quilt.
I absolutely love your artworks, vivid colours, energy and yest – POWER<3 Your work Hilary is very inspiring, I hope you keep up the spirit and create a lot of amazing pieces in the near future – I wish I had talent for creating Art as well – thank God I still have a talent for writing about Art – it would be great if you took a look at some of the posts of my blog – I strongly recommend you the post called 'The Art Has The Power To Save Lives' – have a blessed Sunday!
Thank you so much for your kind comments! I love when my work resonates with others.
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