Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Two quilts and a tassel

I had a lovely surprise today when the tassel that I asked Doreen to swap a PC for arrived. It’s absolutely gorgeous, the colours are beautifully subtle and harmonise really well. The beautiful tassel head is embroidered silk paper. And as if that wasn’t enough she has included this lovely cord that she makes on her overlocker, what a good use of a machine I no longer use very often.

And!! Look at these lovely stamps that were on the envelope.

Well I’m finally pulling things together and as you can see I’ve finished the quilt that I designed on the computer in this post. I’m quite pleased with the result, but as usual need to have some distance from it to appreciate it.

I made this quilt about 3 years ago, (it'll go in the exhibition), and have finally managed a half decent pic of it. I made it as a response to how I felt about the pollution on our planet, and the piece then lead on to the piece of poetry I wrote to go with it. It was a long time in the making and it’s true meaning only became clear about half way through. Up to that point I was just exploring ways of using the goddess figure.

Goddess of the Air

I see what you have done
To a planet, so pure and precious
Your buildings are decaying
Suffocating beneath black clouds
Your animals deformed and mutated

Look now to yourselves before you expire
To save the air I have tried to protect
The darkness grows greater
As the wind blows stronger
My powers are weakening
Before your pollutants


Shirley Anne Sherris said...

The countryside quilt has worked really well and looking at both quilts - you have all the skills. Look forward to seeing more of them.

Julie said...

Beautiful tassle and Your Rural Idyll Quilt has turned out really well. Are you exhibiting the Goddess quilt and your poem too? They are very powerful together.

Joanna van said...

Beautiful tassel! And, what a lovely art quilt with a very meaninful poem.

Doreen G said...

Glad that you like your tassel Sharon.

Debbi Baker said...

Hi Sharon - just catching up on the last two weeks that I have been away. Sorry to have missed your 100th post!! Wow, doesn't time fly? All your art is looking fantastic - the quilts, photos and those beautiful silk papers! Oh my. PS I finally got some confidence with my Dremel after doing Nina Bagley's workshop last weekend!! Too exciting...