Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Caught My Eye

Golden Kiwi Fruit - yellow inside, not green ...

These two caught my eye today. There they were, just sitting there in some sort of harmony that made me want to capture them and remember this day. Colours, stainless steel, reflections, shadows, direction, shape, line, suggestion ... the promise of something ...

Today I've been reading blogs belonging to artists in other exotic locations. The majority live there and capture daily almost, the ordinary of their lives which to me seem exotic, different and artistic. It tells me on some deep level that I also live in what will be to others, an exotic location, but so far I have failed to capture and share it for it's difference.

When you can't quilt everyday because you are busy with living, posting seems delayed, until discovering as I have today, that the ordinary is also exotic to others who do not know my landscape.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Vanessa's Poppy's

Patchwork and Quilting have kept me very busy over the last month - I just don't have any photo's to show for my efforts. The club have been busy working on quilts for charity and I've been quilting a top - which is still under the machine. It is similar in colour to Vanessa's poppy's. Last week I helped a friend organise her fabric and her thank you was these beautiful poppy's.

Poppy's always seem 'fairy' like to me. As the petals fall they remind me of the dresses I imagine that fairies might wear, similar to the ball gowns of the 40's and 50's with the soft folds of delicate fabrics like chiffon. I almost can't bear to let go of the petals.