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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Inspiration Infusion

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Sometimes, all it takes is a little stroll around the Fiber Garden for one to grow…

The Fine Art of Fiber show this weekend featured a wonderful (and large) display of quilts of all types, masterfully done, beautifully rendered. It was quite exciting for me to tour the Exhibit and just let COLOR wrap me in Tone.

The quilt above was breathtaking – I don’t know how to describe it ( the colorists out there will know ) but the quilt embodied the tonal range of the color wheel from Hot to Cool in a geometric compostion that just drew you in and let you swim…

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Yes. Sadly(?!) it’s true. Not only do I immediately go to the Lime Green at the LYS, but apparently, EVERYWHERE! I was totally drawn to this medium size quilted hanging by Leslie Riley – both the color AND the Design were graphically pleasing, thoughtful and bright.

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This hanging by Maureen Collins represents an aerial view of my beloved New Orleans. The colored pieces are roof tops floating in the flood. The photo doesn’t convey the dimension and range of the work, but it was Powerful and quite embodied the idea of how the neighborhoods, once so bright and delightful, were washed away…

 
 
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