Thursday, March 14, 2013

Rosy Beginnings

"Genuine beginnings begin within us, even when they are brought to our attention by external opportunities."
- William Bridges

Red Striations © 2013 Linda A. Miller

"Red Striations", 12" square, was sparked into being by a challenge from the President of  the Quilts on the Wall art group of which I am a member.  The challenge was to use at least 5 different reds.  You see here the continued exploration of the striations theme in reds.  The appliqued layers are couched with yarn.  Hand embroidery is added for final details.  Using one color can create a striking image.  It is always interesting to see what others came up with.

Also at the meeting, there were about 20 quilts submitted for the "Maps" challenge with a variety of amazing interpretations. I did not participate in the challenge this time.  However, just reflecting on the maps idea has influenced current work in progress. Funny how that happens.  You never know where inspiration may show itself.  It remains up to us as artists to be open to receiving that inspiration.

Linking this to Off the Wall Fridays.

12 comments:

  1. I really love your "red work", Linda! I followed the link to the blog...but couldn't find any more. :-(

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  2. Sorry...they must have changed the site. I deleted the link now.

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  3. I am always fascinated by how many reds there are. Love the way you have combined them.
    Have a great day!

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  4. Beautiful! Love the blend of solid, prints and the thread embellishment......great job!

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  5. what a nice use of texture. its so hot yet peaceful - that alone adds interest!

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  6. Beautiful piece. Isn't it great that the simplest things can inspire?

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  7. What a wonderful vibration.
    I remember years ago a famous quilter (can't remember which one) said all reds go together. Your work proves it!

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    1. I am curious who that person was! Thanks.

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  8. I am just weak in the knees over those gorgeous pinks and reds!
    best, nadia

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