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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…

10 Responses to “Tuesday, November 15, 2005”

  1. Scout says:

    Those are amazing!

  2. B. says:

    Thanks for those pictures, especially the first one. It inspires thoughts of adventurous colourways.

    And Norma is feeling cranky so I advised her to come and have a look.

  3. Kay says:

    Oh man, I have to try to knit something like that first one. Mitered squares AND stripes????? wowie. love the gold squares popping out. xox kay

  4. maryse says:

    thanks for the pictures. like kay, the first one made me think of mitered squares and that it should be knitted. so pretty.

  5. Jan says:

    I love that lime quilt! What energy!

  6. kim says:

    Absolutely beautiful…love that red one.

  7. marcia says:

    That green one is making me think things.

  8. Grace says:

    Wow these are really beautful, and hey I do the same thing with lime green!!
    And Maureen Collins aerial view of New Orleans looks amazing (what a great idea) and it is pretty moving when you realize what it represents.

  9. Bonne Marie says:

    Oh Marcia – do tell -

  10. Franklin says:

    Even in a photograph, the NOLA quilt made me stop and say, “Wow.”

 
 
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