Okay, normally I wouldn't post my very favorite piece of fiber art without a whole lot of fan fare, but dang it, I am in PAIN, and when I pulled this "Cut From The Crypt" it just seemed to fit my mood, emotionally and physically!
This whole week is one thing after another and if I am able to keep up with a blog post each day I will be doing good. Frankly, if I am able to physically keep up with what I have to do, it will be a miracle.....
So when all else fails, dig the skeletons out of the closet! And yes, this is one HECK of a skeleton!
I admit it. Even at my age, I'm still an old school Punk at heart, and having met Jerry Only of the Misfits (plus he's a bass player, so that bumps him up in MY book!) I did this very small quilt--14"x15". It has some of my old used bass strings on it, real leather jacket, studs, spikes, synthetic hair, drawn on tattoo and portrait....it was hard to figure out and definitely hard to photograph but dang! It was fun to make! It was a pull-out-all-the-stops, reinvent everything, disregard rules and make it rock!
My only regret was that due to the amount of black in the piece, I could not get a decent photograph and had to go in and play with bringing up color. Which is okay, but getting ONE color right meant others went berserk, so I finally said enough, here it is, and left it alone.
There was stenciling and tulle overlays, all sorts of stitching with specialty threads, computer printed fabric, beads, everything to give it that creepy, Halloween night kind of chill up your spine glow---my kind of work!
So that's Monday.
You might be afraid to check here come Tuesday.....MUHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
Come on.....walk among us! ;)
(the grown up Anne will now take over, thankfully)
There's an online quilt festival, and it is HERE (click me!) at Park City Girl's blog. So I had to link this.....had to....just HAD to.
The point of this---and there is a point!---have fun with your work.
Look everywhere for inspiration. Take it, use it, bend the rules. Make your own work and don't worry when it doesn't fit into the marketing-world , precut, little square. Don't bother copying something that's been done, don't do other people's work, do your OWN---go do something edgy.
Life's a whole lot more fun here anyway.
Gosh, I wish I had a good skull and crossbones JPEG to insert here....sigh.....
P.S. This is now in Jerry's collection, I am most proud to say! Yeah! Life rocks!