On a recent visit to the Art Gallery of New South Wales I was intrigued by this wonderful work, called VIF 2010, by Australian artist Helen Eager. 186 more words
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In the book I just finished reading, Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon, he writes that “Nothing is original.” He quotes Jonathan Lethem who notes that “when people call something ‘original,’ nine out of ten times they just don’t know the references or the original sources involved.” And in our quilt world, I see this all the time manifest in the copyright squabbles, the this-is-my-original-pattern-syndrome and it’s only a variation of a log cabin, the insistence by some in the modern quilt movement that they dreamed it all up — this modernist stuff, without any regard for where the idea first surfaced. 304 more words
As I was walking to a meeting at work I turned a corner and saw this view in the corridor ahead. The shapes cast by the sunlight streaming through the windows on a sunny winter’s morning made me think about how I could abstract the shapes and perspective and turn it into a quilt design. 30 more words
A recent addition to my bookshelf was 1,2,3 Quilt – Shape Up Your Skills with 24 Stylish Projects by Ellen Luckett Baker.
Looking at it again last night for some inspiration I realized that it had one of my favourite quilts in it, … 216 more words