Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Drownding in Beads

I went a little overboard making fabric beads after reading about the technique in Quilting Arts magazine. They made me think of Dreams -- more the hopes and dreams type, not the asleep type. It may be because I am starting on this new adventure and daring to dream about the future. The beads are these little bundles rolled up like a scroll. They seem to be holding some little secret inside. It you take off that ribbon, they might escape and come to life. These are some ATCs that I made with the beads. When I wrapped the beads in strips of fabric they reminded me of bandages. My mini quilt I named Bandaged Dreams. I showed it to my husband and told him it even had a name. His response was "Wow, very profound. You are a real artist." I don't know about that. I just love working with the colors and textures. The others I don't have such profound names, but they each solicit different ideas and feelings. Secret Dreams Golden Dreams Growing Dreams Stormy Dreams Wild Dreams

1 comment:

Anna Nowicki said...

THese too are just so cute what a great idea - I love the dream idea and the secret message idea.