Saturday, April 17, 2010

child of art quilt


i have had an absolute blast the past few days just playing......with some fabric, ribbons, threads, beads, and batting. if there ever was a piece of art that totally describes my creative comfort zone, i think it's this one. and while most of these materials were familiar to me......


i used inspiration from my sweet friend becky shander and tried something new.....i painted some dryer sheets and created these sweet little flowers (SO much fun!!).....


but you know with me, it always starts with the lettering......that will forever be at the center of this child of art's heART!



in working on this, i've learned that thinking outside the creative box is important, but taking some time to revisit my comfort zone has given me a new energy that i desperately needed. here's to being back in the zone!!



35 comments:

Gina Lee Kim said...

Um...this needs to be on the cover of Cloth Paper Scissors! Love this to the core. So sweet. So cheerful. So beautiful. So you!

Patty S said...

lori this is SOOOOO beautiful!
first of all your lettering is gorgeous, as always! and then your cute, cute flowers! (I LOVE flowers!) i really like the look of the dryer sheets ~ that is something else i'll have to add to my 'want to try' list!
and it looks like you have it all ready for hanging, too - ENJOY!!!
xo, patty :-)

Marie aka Grams said...

Can't add any more to Gina and Patty.
I can only tell you how much I look forward to seeing your blog every day, and how much it makes me smile, and lifts my heart.

BALLET NEWS said...

I think this is adorable - and totally your trademark !

PrairiePeasant said...

Thanks for sharing this and always inspiring us Lori! It is so beautiful. I love the light and airy look of the dryer sheets. Like Patty said, adding to my things to try someday list!

debi said...

All I can say is DITTO on all comments! so inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

Julie Bagamary said...

Simply beautiful!I'm curious how you lettered so neatly onto the green fabric.

Mary said...

Gina Lee is right!!!!!
This is so lovely!!!

Ophelia said...

So awesome!

Pat said...

Yay for playing! Especially when the results are MAGNIFICENT!!!

Jancalligrapher said...

Love your new creation, Lori. The lettering is gorgeous AND playful at the same time. And the flowers are so sweet. A beautiful thing to share. Have a great weekend.

rachel awes said...

it is so clear (like a dryer sheet!) that this is your zone.
your art comes through with ease,
like watching an athlete make it look so easy.
loooove the flowers & words & softness & depth.
sweet springtime bloom
from your dear being. x

Linda said...

Oh Lori,

This is so precious, and I really love the dryer sheet flowers. What a great idea. I have to try it sometime soon.

Linda E.

Kelly Warren said...

I agree with Gina! Cover of CPS! I love love love this Lori! what a neat idea to turn painted dryer sheets into flowers. Very inspiring.

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

I agree with Gina and Kelly! This SHOULD be on the cover of CPS! It looks great, Lori.

Diva Kreszl said...

oh Lori is there no limit to your talents? this is such a lovely piece!!!

Eden said...

Lori, I love this!! The lettering is so YOU!! I so wish I could letter like that! Your dryer sheets are amazing, the perfect density for the look on the flowers! Love all the little touches!

Here's to creating in the zone!!! And many more!!

*i think our zones tend to expand when we re-visit them too

Lisa Holtzman said...

You are amazing!! This is so cute Lori, love it. Glad you're in the zone : )

CelticWoman said...

this is stunning. Hugs

Kim Hambric said...

I must say, you are truly talented. This is a great piece. Really love the dryer sheet flowers and that beading around the edge is the perfect way to complete this piece.

What's next?!?

Sue K said...

Lori...you never cease to amaze me! Whether it be one of your simple sketch pages, or your lettering, your journals....and now this!! What a wonderful creation!! I love the dryer sheet flowers and the beading, the lettering....I love it all!!! You are so talented and inspiring!! I've been saving dryer sheets for a long time....and you have shown us another use for them! Just TOO cute!

Marthann's Musings said...

Ohhhhh, I jsut love what you do. Your work is so creative and also at times whimsical. So much fun to look at. Thanks for sharing. I am new at this blogging thing.

beedeebabee♥ said...

OH LORI!!! You never were out of "the zone"...your art is ALWAYS so wonderful! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS! It just screams "Elvie Studio". Your lettering is beautiful, and it's oozing cuteness from every teeny precious stitch! Make more Sweetie, I am sooo loving it! Happy lettering, flower making, stitching, and all around adorable creating to you!
xoxo Paulette ;)

Lancerika said...

it is pretty amazing
to see the way you
do these adorable projects..
always inspiring:)

Pat said...

Just found your blog...very inspiring! Thanks for sharing so many great ideas!

Martha Lever said...

You really should send this one in the submit for cloth Paper and Scissors. it is wonderful an I am so glad you are doing this little art quilts again. I love them!

Renee Troy said...

I am in awe of you and what you have created with a dryer sheet. So fabulous and adorable. I love following what you do...it's always so inspiring. Thanks for always sharing your wonderful gift!

chrissy said...

miss lori...lover of chocolate. creator of wonders. radiator of clever talent galore...dryer sheet flowers? seriously? that rocks! (becky shander is a wonder in herself is she not...so sweet too!)
i admit. cover of cloth.paper.scissors.
heck.
cover of ANY magazine!
if i was a magazine THIS child of art quilt would be my cover!
love your lettering as the written word is almost right at the center of my heART!
you, my dear....are awesome!!!!
more.
give us more!
c

Jennifer DeDonato said...

That is so stinking cute! What a great job...love it.

Creative Potential said...

wow...beautiful, whimisical, delicate...love it.

It's nice to play in our comfort zone once in a while!

lillalotta said...

Oh I am loving it!
It is such a coincidence, I have been working on a little art quilt myself, with lots of handstitching! I just love yours! x

Cat said...

You do well with fabric!!!

In my last comment I put border not bearded, my oops! I haven't heard of a bearded collie! Precious non the less!

Jane Farr said...

You shine Lori!! The lettering, quilting, the message - love all of it!!

SweetbriarStudio (Christie) said...

I can't tell you how much I love this! I've been thinking a lot, and taking some classes, about how to pull my various interests together into one creation. So, looking at your Child of Art Quilt is fun and inspiring. Thanks! And Yea for You!!

Roben-Marie said...

Very beautiful! I want to make one, too! :)

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