Monday, January 14, 2013

Art Quilt Challenge -- Hints and Ruminations

I was invited to join the gang of artists at Art Quilts Around the World and the first challenge is a self-portrait.  I am incredibly honored to be part of this group.  So while I focused on finishing the Hibiscus Series in time for the show, I pondered my self-portrait.


My first impulse was to do a literal interpretation using the colors in the quilt Rosie is modeling above.



And then do something using this photo of me that I manipulated in PhotoShop a while ago.



Maybe a little wonky piecing... some thread-painting....


But nope -- now that just seems too, well, expected.  And maybe a bit too pedestrian.


So I got out my sketchbook and played around with this little guy.  Hmmm... cute, but not quite what I was going for (although, to be perfectly truthful, I am pretty cute...).   So I"m back to the drawing board -- or sketchbook, as it were.  Stay tuned...

5 comments:

Lynne said...

Love going through your thought process with you and look forward to seeing what you come up with!

Beth said...

YOU are not a mouse or black & white!!! You are open, caring, inquisitive, opinionated, warm, inviting, creative, colorful and generous!

Sara said...

You cannot possibly believe that a RODENT can represent you! Definitely back to the drawing board or sketchbook!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

This reminded me of a small self portrait quilt I did, and I had a BALL with it! All the *junk* I added in the BG that is *me*, besides the very obvious portrait of ME.
Have fun~~push the limits!

XXOO~~
Anne

Robbie said...

You're so clever I'm sure you're self portrait will also be as clever!! Love the little guy...but your dog w/the quilt is adorable!