Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Hello 2012!

First post of the year, at last!
This week, I am having fun doing Carla Sonheim's Imaginary Creatures online class, as a belated birthday present to myself.
Here are some of the creatures I painted yesterday...

This class is wonderful. I'm so glad I finally decided to sign up.

I haven't started to work on my Metamorphosis quilt yet. But I'm seeing change and impermanence everywhere...

Yesterday evening, I somehow forgot a pot of rice on the stove... I can tell you that the lovely whiteness and fluffiness of cooked rice is highly impermanent... I'm not yet finished cleaning the ugly black hard stuff that's now sticking to my pot...
Anyway, one of the ideas I had for this Metamorphosis quilt was to transform one of my rejected quilts.

This dandelion was a candidate quilt for the first Twelve by Twelve challenge back in 2007. I finally made another one featuring a white dandelion seed head. But now I am thinking of recycling this yellow flower and using it for the new challenge.
I like this idea because it would involve many layers of metamorphosis.

6 comments:

Marlis said...

Love your creatures Françoise! Carla Sonheim's classes are great fun. I took her Art of Silliness class last year.

Gerrie said...

Oh - those creatures are fantastical. And so different from what you normally do. Isn't it fun to get outside your comfort zone?

ViDerTextil said...

tout mignon ces petites bestioles !
C'est une bonne idée de couper dans un quilt dont tu ne fais rien : recyclage au top!

nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

Your imaginary creatures are wonderful!

I’m really curious to see what your will make from the dandelion quilt!!

sharon young said...

Great pics Françoise, I love the idea of impermanence, looking forward to seeing what you do with the sunflower quilt too.

Looks like a very interesting class you're doing.

jenclair said...

They make me smile!