Sunday, May 19, 2013

Feeling Inspired

Today was rainy. I skyped with my always inspirational friend Julie. So, I dusted off the Bernina and put together this little piece.

Does it look like this? That is the general idea. If (and given my track record lately, this is a big if) I get it done, it will be part of my Mod guild challenge entitled 'Metro'.

The guild challenge invites us to collaborate. Even though I did the quilting alone, I like to think of it as a continuation of a conversation started by the original artist. In my imagination the conversation goes something like this:

Me: What is this? (pointing to the sculpture)
Mark (original artist): It's called Joie de Vivre. (joy of life)
Me: Right, because people are going to laugh, because they have no idea what it is.
Mark: Exactly! That's the whole point of modern art, to bring a smile to your face.
Me: Good call making it red, it is a great contrast to the buildings.
Mark: Yes, red is the ideal color for urban outdoor sculpture.
Me: I agree. Red also goes well in quilts...

*note that the quilt in photo is longer and more narrow than appears