Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Creation Myth

This week's quilt is called Creation Myth (#45.09). The name came to me as I worked on it because the digital image herein reminds me somehow of Michelangelo's "Creation of Adam" on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Don't ask me how or why!

The image is actually a macro shot of bark on an old apple tree, and I printed it on raw silk. It was one of my very first digital images on fabric and I came across it last weekend and wanted to use it in a small quilt. The shibori pieces I'd thrown in the pot a couple weeks ago when I tie dyed Scotty's coveralls. And the quilt has been enhanced with metallic paintstix.

I've spent most of the last three days putting beads on my green fields quilt, a daunting effort which I'm glad I didn't fully consider before I began beading it -- or I might not have done it at all! I'm about three quarters finished now and it's dazzling!

5 comments:

Approachable Art said...

I love this. :D

Terry Jarrard-Dimond said...

This piece is lovely and I look forward to seeing the green fields quilt. I have boxes of seed beads but can't see well enough to use them and even if I could see, I surly don't have the patience. It is wonderful that your piece is looking so beautiful as that will pull you along to the finish. Love your work.

dye diana dye said...

It's a perfect, perfect name for a fabulous little quilt.

frazzledsugarplummum said...

I see what you mean about the rust colours and cream. This is another wonderful piece. Love the fabrics and the mix.
Looking forward to seeing the green fields quilt.

Alice said...

This piece is very appealing to me. There is something exactly right about the size and placement and color of the olive green strip, a sort of vibration.