Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sunday Quilt Inspiration: A R T

Beautiful (and sometimes scary) art can be interesting and inspiring.  It can move us in ways that ideas alone cannot.  

Buenos Aires, Argentina

"Hope Is the Thing" by Susan Brubaker Knapp. Dinner at Eight Artists: Houston-bound

It can speak to us in ways that words alone cannot.  

Matisse "La Coiffure"

It can show who we are in ways that other visual pieces cannot.

It's a beautiful world. Ruins of Elgin Cathedral formerly known as The Lantern Of The North, Scotland

There are reasons that humans create so many genres and forms of art.  

Ruins of Timgad (Algeria, 1973)

Ingrid Siliakus, "Reflection"  ....a master!

Any one artistic medium alone simply cannot do what all forms together can.  

Photographs of Sunsets as Reflected through Shattered Mirrors by Bing Wright

Humanity needs many mediums. 

Kit Vincent of Elizabethtown, Ontario, Canada | Weekly Artist Fibre Interviews | Fibre Art | International | Canadian | World of Threads Fes...

The Shoes On The Danube Bank; Can Togay & Gyula Pauer; Budapest, Hungary

What works to change one mind, one heart, or one soul may not work for another.  

Surreal scene of an early morning stroll on a dark foggy beach.  It is overlaid with rich texture and a blue and sepia tone.

Therein lies one reason for an appreciation for many forms, many genres, many types.  

Mountain of the Gods - Mount Nermut, Turkey.

A Pretty White Dress - Alfred Schwarz

The Bluest Eye (2007) 12" x 12", thread painting by Susan Brubaker Knapp.  Posted at Fiber Art Options

Cristian Boian

Emma Van Leest - if you pin or like why not pop over to her site and leave a comment?

waiting out the rain...

Rainbow Transparency Skinny Quilt by Terry Aske Art Quilt Studio

The Symbol of the Rightful One
It has the form of a celtic knot, composed of two St John’s crosses (also known as the ‘clover or eternity’ knot). In the symbol, two eternity knots are interwoven - one large and one small. Symbolizing how the two worlds interact.

Alfred Smith (French, 1853-1932) - L’aquarelliste


Mayan Calendar

"Wish Upon a Dandelion" by Casey Waite.  Thread painting with button center.  Judges commendation, 2013 Sydney (Australia) quilt show.


«Our revels now are ended. These our actors, As I foretold you, were all spirits and Are melted into air, into thin air: And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, The cloud-capp'd tow'rs, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve, And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff As dreams are made on; and our little life Is rounded with a sleep.»

Thomas Benjamin Kennington (1856-1916) - The Glory of Womanhood

Picasso Self-Portrait....Love teaching this to my students.  I get some amazing projects from them.

close up,  The Peaceful Ones by Denise Tallon Havlan.  2013 Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival, photo by Sarcastic Quilter

Dragonfly quilt by Beret Nelson from On the Trail Creations. This is one of the most stunning quilts I've ever seen

1 comment:

Kaja said...

You are right: everyone's aesthetic is different and that's what makes the world of the arts so exciting and varied. I love the first photo - do you know where it is?