Saturday, January 2, 2010

Another Challenge Response - Love the colors in the Cheez-It box

This month's Fast Friday Fabric Challenge was, as usual, interesting. The challenge was to find product packaging to use for the color scheme, create a still life based on nature, specifically plants. I'm not so sure the still life objective was met, but I had fun working on this. I manipulated a photo - cropping, applying filters, turning into a sketch, and replacing colors, then drew the sketch onto fabric which I then painted and quilted.

The product packaging was Cheez-It crackers, sometimes found at my house. Red and orange are very appealing to me lately. Abstracting from photos is always fascinating to me. All in all, creating this little study piece was fun, satisfying, and a good start to the new year.

Friday, January 1, 2010


My wish for everyone in this New Year is to find even more joyful moments each day. I remember to find those moments by trying to spend my day immersed in the present rather than thinking of the next to do. I create those moments when I do what makes my heart sing - being with those I love, doing what I love, experiencing or creating art, surrounding myself in nature, hearing music.