A couple of weeks ago I cut the torn edges off of a quilt that Gail sent me and hung it on my wall. The quilt was beautifully made and had sentimental value to Gail, but it was so worn it was no longer usable so she sent it to me to use in my art.
I immediately loved the faded pink baskets and the texture the tiny stitches made of the quilted fabric.
I had it hanging on my wall a few days when one morning I looked at it and saw the eyes and beak of a bird on it. I drew what I saw with black marker. It seems to me to be a raptor of some sort. Maybe it’s an owl.
It stayed that way, on my wall, for a while. I wasn’t sure what to do next.
On Saturday, before we left for our trip, I cleaned my studio. When I walked in this morning, after being away from it for four days, I hardly recognized it. It was so clean, I wasn’t sure what to do.
But there were the birds eyes looking at the me. I had the idea that there should be images filling the iris. So that’s what I did using a couple of different fabrics, one that has an old fashion farm scene on it and some “moon” patches from a wallhanging that Veronica sent me.
I used some gold ribbon for the pupils.
I’m not sure what happens next, but this is what I have so far….
3 thoughts on “Raptor”
those eyes are very promising indeed !
WOW! I was in Denver last week and am catching up with your blog!
I had no idea you would be playing with my quilt so soon. Very
exciting….do love those eyes! Looking forward to see what happens next.
I didn’t either Gail, just happened one day. It’s going slow, but I’ve come to trust that. Glad to hear you like what you see.