Saturday, January 9, 2010

Geisha's


This is the year I have decided to buckle down and do more than just piddle. I want to work on my techniques and get more serious about my art.  This piece, The Path Not Taken, is the first of I hope several larger (for me) pieces that I hope to complete this year. It is 42" x 45". I would like to be able to enter some shows, other than local ones, so I need to focus more on actually working on my art. I am happy with the way this one came out, including my stitching. The majority of fabrics in this quilt are my own hand dyed and Shibori pieces. There are 3 small pieces of commercial fabric and one small piece of silk from Jane Steinberg. I have done some hand embroidery on here as well as machine stitching. I think I threw everything at this! It is appliqued with trapunto,  and stenciled using paint and paint stiks. The piece has a story but I will save that for another time. I have screwed up my courage and have entered this into 2 shows. I could use some luck.

19 comments:

Gerrie said...

This is beautiful, Sherryl! Wonderful use of the shibori!

Jamie Fingal said...

Very beautiful - love the flow coming off the fingertips of their hands - they set off the entire piece.

JillW said...

Sherryl, I am not usually a fan of the "japonesque," but I love this! The lines are elegant and the whole piece has such an air of delicacy. Great use of the shibori.

Vivien said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Good luck!

Janice Paine-Dawes said...

Lovely piece. Nice job with the overall balance of the design.

Bunny said...

I love this piece it is beautiful and your dyed fabrics are wonderful.

Vicky said...

Amazing Sherryl! Or like we say down here (in Argentina) fabulosa! Loved the composition, loved the gentle movement. Would love to hear its story. I am not sure you need a lot of luck, you've shown a lot of talent :)

Congrats, Victoria

Rosemary@semo.net said...

Hi Sherryl. This is a successful piece. The overall composition is well balanced, and the various shapes are beautiful. You show your design skills in this piece. I like the shapes of the kimono parts, the hair, the umbrellas and fans, and the path. Well done.
Rosemary

pcoxdesign said...

This is really wonderful! I see all your shibori pieces in it. Good luck with your show entry - I have a feeling you won't need luck to get in though.

norma said...

It's lovely, Sherryl, and a good use of your shibori fabric.

a quilt obsession said...

I really like it!!!

Roberta Ranney said...

Hi Sherryl - Your piece is so beautiful. The composition is so pleasing with the simple shapes. It has a lovely spare feeling that I associate with things Japanese. It would be a nice addition to any show.

brenco1 said...

Beautiful quilt and I wish you the best of luck in both of the shows.

Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

Great use of your fabric Sherryl. Your eye is not drawn to it as a dyed piece of fabric, but it is an intergral part of the design.
My best to you in the shows.

Anne Copeland said...

This is just a beautiful quilt, Sheryl. I really love the form, the subject matter and your interpretation of that. Peace and many blessings, Annie

Carole said...

Ditto to all the above. sherryl, this is so very lovely, calm and serene... it says CLASS.
The best with getting in... I am sure you will.
Hugs

Robin Olsen said...

I don't think you will need any luck--it's a wonderful piece. Love your use of color and design here.

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Sherryl, I love this one, especially using the hand dyed fabrics.

Gisela Towner said...

Congratulations on getting into Paducah! It's a beautiful piece and getting in is certainly well deserved!