Monday, November 13, 2006

She Made Her Mark

I am working on a piece for an exhibit called "She Made Her Mark". I chose a person who I have always found very inspiring and am trying my best to make a piece that represents the qualities that she possessed and the "mark" that she made. I'm not quite ready to show progress as there are pieces that are now separate and will, at some point, come together. I am also not quite ready to tell you who the "she" is, but I would be more than pleased if you can guess from the little bit I am showing.

The hexagonal pieces will form part of the background. I do love this pattern, but it is a beast to piece, so I am taking the lazy art quilter route and fusing instead, and so far I am liking the somewhat aged, traditional feel of this part. The face is harder. It is not easy (at least for me) to create a recognizable rendering of a real person.

I think you will be seeing more of this as I progress. This was a tease, just to let you know that I am working on something.


  1. Anonymous6:38 PM

    Joan Baez?

    My guess from Christine Thresh

  2. Nope, not Joan Baez, but she is very inspiring as well--and very beautiful.

  3. I have a similar photo of your quilt, I knew it was yours from reading your blog. If you would like me to email it to you, just let me know.

  4. Anonymous8:55 PM

    I was thinking it looked like Georgia O'keeffe, but I'm not familiar with any paintings done of her, so I'm guessing not.

    I happened to glance at an old book of parlor games (it must be close to 100 years old). One of the games was where a group of people hides behind a screen and then the others guess who it is that is showing just their eyes. Mistakes are easily made and the results are hilarious according to this book. You seem to be playing the 21st century version of this game.