Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Trompe L'Oeil Art Quilt


FFFC Challenge 53
As a quilting artist I loved this challenge, I have done portraits in the past - my Granddaughter at 13- with some fair results. (of course she thought it was embarrassing) However 3D was a new path for me. I started with a photo. I thread painted, used pigmented acrylic ink, fabric paint, her hair is recycled threads and yarn. This is a self portrait, which was taken in my sewing room. If you look closely my sewing machine, Beryl, is in the back ground.
I am happy with the results, I always travel to a different rhythm, I am hoping this comes close to "Trompe L'Oeil".

Imagination is the power of forming mental images of what is not present:) What a wonderful thing.

Quilting In Kentucky
Susan Ward