I’m working on a new quilt, and the inspiration for it is the scenery of northern Wisconsin. A while ago we spent some time near Hayward Wisconsin (home of the Lumberjack World Championships), and I loved the peaceful lakes with … Continue reading →
The December challenge for the Fast Friday Fabric Challenge group was to experiment in contrast and color and use strong value contrast in a dramatic way. In art, chiaroscuro refers to the use of light and dark, usually to add depth and volume to a painting. Rembrandt often used the technique, such as in his Self Portrait as the Apostle St. Paul.
For my quilt I wanted to start with a photograph, and I found this one of a water lily that I took last summer at the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory in St. Paul, Minnesota.
I was happy to learn that my photo “The Fossil Hunter” will be part of the Eye of the Quilter exhibit at the International Quilt Festival in Houston in a few weeks.
The photo is of my nephew Mike which I took while we were on a fossil hunting expedition at an Illinois state park. Mike had a great time running around to find the biggest rocks he could carry. Even though we didn’t unearth any fossils, we had fun exploring and digging. Continue reading →