Saturday, November 01, 2008

New Inspiration

I decided to take a small quilting break because I seem to have hit a slump and I can't decide on what kind of quilt I want to do next nor what fabrics to use, that type of thing you know what I mean,so I am trying to create collages along with water color painting. I believe painting and quilting are very much alike since they both deal with color and imagination. The last time I painted was back in high school and Lord knows that was a life time ago. I have to say I'm having a great time shopping for paints and color pencils and just discovering all the new art supplies that are now available. I love them all! I still can't decide what I prefer, water colors or acrylics but I'm leaning more towards water colors. I know I don't want do oils because of the clean up. My oldest son paints but he works with oils. I am going through my scrap booking things which I hadn't done in a long while and just get so excited when I find something I can use for the collages and you can pretty much use anything for that. I plan on having many new quilting ideas after painting for a week. I went to my neighbors(also a quilter) house yesterday and she is just on a quilting roll right now. I believe what really inspires her to do more and more quilts are the 7 grand children she has. Her mother pieces the quilt tops and my neighbor quilts them. I really need to set up a weekly quilting and painting schedule so i can do both on a regular basis instead of doing just one thing.


Bethel of Bethania said...

G'day Esteemarlu,
Love your painting & yes I agree, I think there has to be a connection with all the arts myself ... I'm not too hot at painting but love to have a go & I think that is the main thing - no matter what we create - it's the enjoyment of the creating... Thanks for popping over to my place again & yes sadly [said tongue in cheek] I do have the books you recommended - many of them & I'm sure you will love them - go into their books on-line too, as well as their DVD's - I love the DVD's as I'm a very visual person ... OOroo ... Bethel of Bethania

Adriana Whitney said...

Hi Esteemarlu,
you won my giveaway and now you can pick your print.
Here I have all the images that you can choose from.
Some are not available because they didn't come out right on print (beeswaxed paintings) but most of them are.
You can check my Etsy shop also to see the prints, but it doesn't have the new ones
Let me know.
Have a great day!

Bethel of Bethania said...

Congratulations Esteemarlu on your win ... what a thrill ... OOroo ... Bethel

Diane said...

It's always such fun to move to something different. I belong to an ink jet transfer Yahoo Group & there's a lot of quilters in that group. These groups can be very inspiring also.