Tuesday, August 23, 2011
These are my latest quilts for Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative.
Esp'erer (hope) is a map of Haiti. After the 2010 earthquake I was looking at the map and thought where Haiti attaches to the Dominican Republic looked like a young girl of African descent. I put the map through a digital filter, made her face a warm brown and then printed the photo on cotton fabric. I then used oil pastels and thread to highlight the picture.
A Girl Justs Gotta Have Fun was a picture from Lizzie who resides in Australia and allowed me to use the picture. The Indian elephant had her foot forward and since my g-daughter is into nail polish, I put nail polish and a large brush on this adorable elephant. Not sure why since I usually don't do whimsy.
Laura let me use a picture of Avonlea in Queen Cavalier. I painted the printed cotton photo with oil pastels, acryllic paint and thread. I also used a little clear nail polish on the eyes and nose to make them glossy.
These quilts are numbers #7969, 7970 and 7971 at Alzquilts.org.