John's Christmas Present
Well, it turns out my brother, John, is the person I have for our family gift exchange. He said he wanted a wallhanging made of an old picture of him on a rock, any size, for his present. Sheesh! these presents are supposed to be a maximum of $20! What does he think I am, a photographer? Maybe a photographer would charge $20, a quilter would charge at least $200, right? Anyway, he is my brother, so I did check out the photo (see left). The figure is fairly clear, and I think the background is woodsy, but since the whole thing is in sepia tones, I have no idea what season it is. By the way, he looks pretty good there, eh? Too bad he's put on some weight since then.
So, the next step is to paint John's face, hands, and arms. If they look like a recognizable human being, then I'll finish the quilt. If not, not. So, you still don't know if you're getting a sweatshirt or a quilt, eh, John?
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I'm a quilter, fiber artist, speaker, quilting & garment teacher, composer, and writier. I make quilts & garments, write poems and music, do commission quilts and teach online quilting classes at www.academyofquilting.com
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There is vitality, a life-force, a quickening that is translated through you into action. And because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. If you block it, it will never exist through another medium. It will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is…It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. - Martha Graham
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