Monday, November 24, 2008

Here come the holidays...

Even though I haven't blogged in a while, I have been anticipating the busy season ahead. I completed these little quilts last week, photographed them, and ordered prints for our Christmas cards! It took a while to research an on-line printing service that was affordable and easy to use and I chanced upon when an ad came in our local "Money Mailer." I just hope the quality is as good as the prices and website...those of you who receive Christmas cards from us will see the proof in the pudding, I guess! There are little words in some of the snowflakes in the quilt on the right, if you click on the image to enlarge it, you should be able to see them. It's kind of interesting that the Nativity scene shows the side of me that plans everything out, draws everything, measures, and proceeds in a rather left-brained way, for an artist, but the trees show more of my right-brain tendencies: more spontaneous, intuitive, and experimental. When it was almost completed, I realized I wanted to add in words and wished I had planned it out better from the onset, but I think it all worked out alright in the end. Most, if not all, of the materials for these pieces were leftover from previous projects. It's nice to finally have enough of a stash to be able to throw some things together without having to run to the store! Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
Don't eat too much...!