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    Have not asked. SIL is home on medical disability driving DD crazy. Now that he is no longer critically ill, the long recovery
    is taking additional patience. Lots of drama there.
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    Interesting how different people are. My honey has been bugging me to finish "Sunbonnet Sue's Nightmares" (formerly known as Kill SBS) so we can hang it up. He even mentioned that we need to get some covering for the loft windows so it won't get damaged by UV light. I think your trees are lovely and deserve a spot of honor.
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    Aileen, i love looking at art works, too. I won't be copying but doing my version from his inspiration. I especially like the sweep of yellow! I've taken a picture with my ipad so will try to load it? This is the inspiration, NOT my work. Right now I'm battling constant headache and double vision, so I'm not making anything at present.
    This is a painting by kupka a friend of leger. The one i saw at the exhibit was a little different, but this maintains the inspiration and flavor of the other.
    An artist who is fun to follow is Mondrian . His paintings are very graphic and easy to re-create or follow as an inspiration. He was also a contemporary of leger. Have fun!
    Dottie, I'm sorry i hit the sore spot. Dd , i think, was talked to by her brother, and the second visit was totally different. Very pleasant. I have been having some issues with a headache and double vision. Tomorrow is the MRI to rule out brain tumor. If that's what it is they can fix it. Right now that's all i care about. I' m more concerned they won't find a cause. That's the worst case scenario!
    I admit my feelings were hurt that she didn't want my gift, but i raised her to be kind and honest and i think she was trying to be both. Tough situation , but everybody lived! Hope your dd and sil can hold it together. It is a difficult situation, i know from having been there. My tongue looks like cube steak from biting it so much. Every word has the weight of a sledgehammer . I wish them the best!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nancia View Post
    Aileen, i love looking at art works, too. I won't be copying but doing my version from his inspiration. I especially like the sweep of yellow! I've taken a picture with my ipad so will try to load it? This is the inspiration, NOT my work. Right now I'm battling constant headache and double vision, so I'm not making anything at present.
    Please take care of yourself!!

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    I'm so excited the picture posted! I just aim my ipad at whatever I want to shoot, press a button, and voila! A load able picture. Woohoo! More pictures from now on!
    Btw, Dottie, i love your tree quilt. What a shame there's contention.
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    Nancy that is a beautiful piece you photoed - did you see this in a gallery or museum?

    Wishing you luck today with MRI - hope it is something simple AND fixable - and hope you won't have to wait long to find out!
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    Thanks, sue. Dh said it can't be too bad, they didn't rush me down the hall to the o.r. Or put me in a hospital room. I was under the influence of two Valium as I am completely claustrophobic, so add a little country music, and i made it thru. There was a leger exhibit at the Philly museum of art ( remember rocky running up the steps?) and as we are members we got in free. I love going to exhibits there. I think of modern art as ' 50's and '60's, but it's really turn of the century. So advanced! I love the play of color!
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    Thanks for the name of another artist: Mondrian. He has very interesting works. It makes ones brain go crazy with ideas when I look at art.

    I do hope the results of your test produced some answers. It is always a stressful time when one has an unexplained illness. My thoughts are with you.

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    Amh-- here's one of my most favorite artists, Barbara Hepworth. She was British and sculpted large very organic pieces. There's a large installed piece in the dallas sculpture garden, and in the early days i would walk around it, feeling the bronze, the texture and the mood of the piece. I can't tell you the profound effect it had on me! It spoke to my soul! I have been so fortunate to have world famous art pieces within reach, literally. I am a very tactile artist, so fabric is just another medium and direction for me. I am collecting pieces of silk to do an all silk quilt. Sometimes touch is even more important than sight.
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    Has anyone made anything to share this month?
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    I've been a lurker on this forum for a while... I love to make art quilts... Mine vary by what I have on hand. The November challenge regarding the artists struck a chord with me.. Paul Klee is an impressionist whos paintings I think will translate well to fabric...

    I'm going to give this a shot...
    I got fabric.... Now I need time .
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    Nov Challenge

    This is my Albers WIP. My son has been home so I can't complete. It is a gift for him. Will look great in his apartment.
    Wonder what will be suggested for December.
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    Dotty-- i haven't heard of Albers so will look him up. I do know what i like, and i like what you have done. I will go see how it relates to Albers' work.

    i do have an idea for December, not that I've finished November. What about a whole cloth piece in the color of the season you are in. For instance, the predominate color in ny/pa this time of year ought to be white for snow. Or grey for sludge. In Australia it might be green, for spring summer. Sw USA , beige or tan for dormant grasses, etc. stir any answering inspirations?
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    Josef Albers was an artist who studied the interaction of color. So the placement of the 4 same colors changes the way we see them.
    Dotty in NYC

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    December challenge

    Hi to all!

    Love seeing these examples of art about art. Good fun.

    Here is my cubist period entry. It is hanging on a wall in a corner where I cannot get a good shot and so it looks crooked, but it's not---that will be another quilt.

    Meanwhile I think that the theme suggested by nancia is great! Let's do it!

    "i do have an idea for December, not that I've finished November. What about a whole cloth piece in the color of the season you are in. For instance, the predominate color in ny/pa this time of year ought to be white for snow. Or grey for sludge. In Australia it might be green, for spring summer. Sw USA , beige or tan for dormant grasses, etc. stir any answering inspirations" Heck yeah nancia!

    BTW all you lurkers out there. These challenges in no way need to be master works for your local gallery. How about a mug rug for a friend that is also an xmas gift? A little bathroom wall hanging for right above the toilet paper dispenser? Whatever! --just use the monthly theme as a starting point and stretch your creative side a bit. C'mon and join in. This is a relaxing space where we just become more our true selves. So valuable during this time of year.

    Hope you all do not get too stressed out, that health problems are much smaller than they originally appear and that you don't overspend your budget or have a family drama unfold. Remember to enjoy the season!

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    A whole cloth piece in "whitish"?
    I don't free motion. How do I do this?
    Dotty in NYC

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    well, I guess I could do a mug rug
    I hate to break my try-one-every-month record , Suzy!!
    Dotty in NYC

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    Oh dear, I stopped lurking, I got the idea to do an early Stella style, I bought a bunch of great FQ in the Jinny Beyer jewel-tone line, and I ended up working instead of quilting. Bah!
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    Dotty-- why don't you quilt it with glue? No rule says you have to use thread. Or you could staple it, nail(?), bubble gum, car treads, anything that will hold it together or just do a rendering in pencil on cloth or paper. I love the saying, " it's all good!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by dotcomdtcm View Post
    A whole cloth piece in "whitish"?
    I don't free motion. How do I do this?
    How about all sorts of white on white/cream or extend the theme and go to grey/black? Little off the suggested subject but
    they are all winter colors. (Then later if you wanted to it could be the basis of a whole other work.) And you could do a small piece and try some of that free-motion quilting to stretch yourself out...............
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    Quote Originally Posted by SueSew View Post
    Oh dear, I stopped lurking, I got the idea to do an early Stella style, I bought a bunch of great FQ in the Jinny Beyer jewel-tone line, and I ended up working instead of quilting. Bah!
    STOP that working 'stuff' right now and go have some fun creating some art! It's good for your health. Good to see you with us steadfast creators.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nancia View Post
    Dotty-- why don't you quilt it with glue? No rule says you have to use thread. Or you could staple it, nail(?), bubble gum, car treads, anything that will hold it together or just do a rendering in pencil on cloth or paper. I love the saying, " it's all good!"
    Love all these ideas! Let's see; big fat tapestry needle/thread design? glue your variegated white work to an old canvas?
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    Ok, I have my idea. My friend 's Mom was named Rose. I do Remembering Rose pieces for Alzhemers fundraising.
    Now I have to buy one of those hand quilting frames. Alas, I made my big embroidery hoop into a lampshade!!
    Dotty in NYC

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    I want one! A lampshade! With fabric or paper? Let's see!
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    Making a lampshade was a pain in the neck. It is for the ugly hanging fixture the landlord provides. I used rice paper &
    my bamboo embroidery hoop. Only a tube. Adequate.
    Dotty in NYC

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