Sunday, June 3, 2012

CELEBRATE with me! It has been too long since I did a giveaway.....

Reality show takes over my little abstract quilt. I so badly attempted to make a simple solids abstract house boat floating in Lake Union but then....the drawer of people and text lured me in! Can you imagine living under this roof for an evening, week or until the season is cancelled......I cut out the UPS delivery man but figured I had to stop before it was over done!
As I review photos of quilts that I have designed and created since moving to the NW, I am curious how our creative souls can be tweaked by environment, stations in life and.......WHAT? Celebrate with me how your creative soul is influenced! My top photo is an abstract interp of the floating home on Lake Union posted below the quilt. I have wanted to play with the abstract ideas and the buildings of Seattle and this is my first attempt. So badly I wanted to leave without an embellishment, but could not. I love this text quote and found it on my recent trip to West Seattle. There are more from where it came! My place mats with silly ditties are taking off and I am delighted because they are a riot to create. These 2 are based on the theme, "NATURE".....more about human nature than Mother Earth but I could not resist when I found beach fabric and Want Ads for Paramours.....Thanks to the Quilting Loft in Ballard! And of course the staple of Seuss and Dick and Jane will continue to be incorporated. So excited! I have gotten a commission to make another Tree of Life. It will be based on my original posted on Green Fairy's Blog but with certain animals chosen by Jess who is requesting the quilt. I am tickled that I can supplement my income doing something I love. I realize that my style is not for everyone but with each hobby comes a group that will enjoy the jounrney and so I thank you who follow me! I will leave the contest open for a couple of days for the drawing. CELEBRATE! what's on your heart and what makes it beat! Leave a note of what you would like the prize to be.....It is your drawing, make it matter to you! Love, Em

13 comments:

Cathy said...

Oh Em, I love how you style of quilting has evolved. As you know I am such a fan. My style changes with my environment. When I was living in the Upper Peninsula taking care of my Dad I tended to lean toward deep country colors, mooses, pine trees and lots of applique. Now that I'm back home I'm all over the place. But loving every minute. I'm having a ball. Hugs

Miki Willa said...

Since I started quilting, I have been all over the place with style. I seem to be drawn mostly to geometrics and color, so I think I am going there for a while. I started out the year with a list of the quilts I wanted to make, but have mostly given up on the end product to concentrate on the process. Not everyone is as excited about my process as I am, but I am learning to accept that. After a long life of trying to do things that please others, it is a bit difficult to let that go, but I am working on it. The prize for me will be the freedom to explore and see where this journey with fabric takes me.

Mimi said...

Hi Em!! First I have to tell you that your creativity is completely 'out there'... I am amazed by what you do and I should learn to 'let go' more often! Most times when I am starting a project it is usually a gift for someone and I keep their interests, taste and colour choice in mind... so that is about how far out there I get but I love it! I also love the surprise moment!!

Gill said...

A couple of hours ago I was in my garden watching well over a hundred swifts swooping round in a feeding frenzy - it's been over 20 years since we had swifts here and these beautiful birds lifted my spirits after a grey wet day!
Thanks Em - hope you are well!

Janet said...

I too love how you put all kinds of interesting random bits together to make something that has meaning for you. And they are always so colorful, bright and happy, with lots of wisdom peeking out. I may not be able to emulate your style but I think it is so much fun! And I loved your Tree of Life on Green Fairy's post.

Sharon said...

Wow, you are so free in your art. I see "happy" when I look at it! Good for you!

What makes my heart sing is creating quilts. Whether it is the traditional small quilt I made in Gwen's class, or the liberated logs quilt, I'm happy to be able to sew and make things "my way". After quilting for 30 years, mostly traditionally, I love going wonky and liberated now. It makes me happy.

Wow, just visited the Green Fairy. Your Tree of Life is a knockout!! Whoo hoo!

Jodi said...

Your creativity ALWAYS makes me smile. Bright, cheerful and fun! Your first pic had lots of solids which I want to get more creative with. Your quilts cards are great, too!

Brenda said...

Celebrating is always in style! I love those VW buses on these quilts.

Clare said...

Dear Em. Your creativity and output always leaves me breathless and the colours and life in your quilts are astounding.

Having been quilting for only 7 years I'm still in awe of the wonderful art I see in blogland and feel that my little bit of messing about with fabric cannot match those of others.

If you can spare it, a little bit of your inspiration wouldn't go amiss.

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

You already know I absolutely adore/admire/love your work. I always find it surprising and fun. I can see your mind is permitted to wander and you give yourself lots of permission to play.

If I were to win the giveaway....your giveaway....I would want to have an afternoon of playing with you...that would be the best prize of all.

Smiles,
Kelly

Jennifer Gail said...

Maybe Dick And Jane in the woods running from a bear:)

quilt happy said...

fabric any kind thanks for the giveaway

♥Duff said...

What makes my heart beat? A little yellow finch who sings so sweetly outside my window, an energetic puggle who loves me unconditionally, solitude, a hot tub, and a time travel romance novel! That's just today, tomorrow is a new day...
I'd like to win a magic carpet. Wouldn't that be fun?!