Related Posts Widget for Blogs by LinkWithin

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Imperfection is good and a little recycling ~

I've discovered that there's something really liberating about making an art quilt. Especially one with a bird/nature theme. I love the uneven edges ~ the fact that it's not precise is the look it needs. I loved things to look perfect but it's OK if this isn't. Nature isn't perfect but that's the beautiful of it, isn't it?












I still need to finish my little nest in a jar assemblage now that I'm creating again but I wanted to show you a little something. Consider using things that you'd normally toss ~ who knew a pickle jar could be so useful in your art??
Edited to add: I leave my jar and lid in the dishwasher for about three washes....or however many it takes to get the lovely smell out!!!




Can you believe it's December 31st??? What a wonderful year it's been with all of you!! I'm so excited about the new year too ~ we have so much to....create, share, love, experience and see!!


Wishing you a very happy, fun and safe New Year's eve!
xxoo, Dawn

26 comments:

debi @ life in my studio said...

Your art quilt is beautiful...I'd love to see a pic of the whole thing.
Happy New Year!
Debi

Dorthe said...

And to you too dear Dawn, without you this year would not have been the same. Thank you .
Your nature quilt looks beautifull with the stitches in, and the birdtheme ofcourse i love.
Wish you a beautifull new year.
Love Dorthe

Beadyjan said...

Wishing you a Happy and creative New Year from me to you and all who read this (and from My Rex to yours)

The White Bench said...

All is beautiful here, Dawn! Thank you for sharing all this beauty almost everyday!
I just posted 'A Year in Review', with pics I took during 2008... Please pop in to see what I was up to while not-yet-a-blogger!:)
A very Happy New Year to you and your beloved ones,
Monica x.

Vickie said...

I like reusing things too! People save for me the backs of their legal tablets for one. Your quilt is wonderful. I like the theme very much. Some day I'm going to have to learn to transfer images to fabric.

vikki said...

hi sweetie! the nature quilt is soo wonderful ~ love nature so it is very lovely. it looks like you have been doing them forever! fabulous job m'dear. can not wait to see it all done. soo glad you got time to create & do what you love & what you are blessed with. hugs & blessings, vikki ♥

Donna said...

You are making some beautiful progress on the art quilt! Love the textures and muted colors! It is so YOU! I also love jars and wince whenever one goes in the trash bin. But I already have dozens of them in my studio, LOL!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Yes, I've been saving some of the more unique jars and the ones that seem a good size like cherry jars, etc. Good tip and I'm glad to see that you're using them, too.

It's been a fun year visiting you here... And an even better year is on its way even at the door!

Deb said...

Thank you for a year of creating and sharing your many talents! Happy New Year to you and yours!

Lori said...

Dawn, your art quilt is progressing beautifully!!! i love the stitch you are using, it looks like little bird tracks, so sweet!!!

TattingChic said...

Happy New Year! Can't wait to see your art quilt. It is looking fabulous so far!

Miss Sandy said...

Happy New Year Dawn! God's best and brightest blessings to you in the coming year!

The art quilt looks great!

madrekarin said...

Your art quilt is going tp be beautiful. Clearly, I did not get to mine. I still have that stinking cold and feel like, well, less than human. :(
Have a wonderful New Year! I will be cuddled up under the covers sleeping the night away. lol

The Charm House said...

Dawn, I love your quilt!!! But tell me~ How do you get the smell out of the pickle jars??? It seems to linger and linger... LOL
Hugs and Blessings for 2009 my dear friend,
Yvette

Pat@MyTatteredElegance said...

Good morning Dawn~
Thank you again for your help, you are always there for me.

Your quilt looks great, let us all see it when you finish.

I have been using my pickle jars for a long time. I paint roses on the lids and use them to store things in the fridge and craft supplies.

Hope you have a Wonderful New Year with lots and lots of creative ideas. God bless you and your family!

Smiles,
Pat

The Joy of Nesting said...

Happy New Year Eve and Day Sweet Dawn!! I wish for you to have a year filled with many firsts ;) and to create tons of beautiful memories!!!

Maybe it's so liberating because Nature is perfect when humans aren't trying to impose their conception of "perfect" :)

It's great to see that Dawn has her groove back !!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mexico

cindy said...

Dawn, ok...I love where you are going with the pickle jar...but I have to ask ya...how do you get the pickle smell out? LOL. I've tried to use them before, but to no avail.

: D

c

Mrs. Staggs said...

These look so pretty Dawn.

Happy New Year to you too!

Diane said...

Dawn, wishing you a happy, healthy, prosperous and very creative New Year!

I'm just so happy that we've "met" and only wished we were real neighbors.

Hugs!
Diane

Christa from Chloe Rose said...

An art quilt is something I'd like to make soon. I just picked up the latest Sew Somerset for some inspiration. I love the look of imperfection......thank you for your wonderful blog.

Blessings to you in the New Year -

Christa
Chloe Rose

Sweet Repose said...

My Grandson turns 21 tonight at 12:45...do you think I'll be a little stressed...especially since he lives in a college town...no partying there, right!

It has been wonderful knowing you Dawn, you are one the most creative and gracious persons I have ever met...hope your New Year is BLESSED, Grandma!

PEACE

sharon

Elyse said...

hi dawn! i just discovered your blog. it's wonderful! i LOVE your bird's nest in a jar. if you visit my blog you will see that i'm big on jars myself! happy new year! xo

Angelfeather said...

Hi Dawn
just love the quilt, I look forward to the completed project. and congrats on the cover spot a great honor. Can you tell me what make/model of printer you use? I need to replace mine.
thank you
and Happy New Year!

THE SPICE CUPBOARD said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR DAWN....IT HAS BEEN GREAT MEETING YOU THIS YEAR....THE BEST PART OF "YOU" IS THAT YOU ALWAYS HAVE TIME FOR EVERYONE...THAT IS AMAZING TO ME...YOU ARE A VERY SPECIAL PERSON WHO IS GOING TO HAVE THE TIME OF HER LIFE IN "2009" WITH ALL THE WONDERFUL HAPPENINGS....SENDING BEST WISHES AND LOTS OF LOVE, JUDY

Peggy. said...

Have a great New Year.

Garden Barn said...

I came across your art quilt and was so impressed! It's really lovely! I would love to see more pictures of it and learn how you did it? Thanks for sharing it.

Labels

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...