Saturday, January 10, 2009

Another Ardis Wannabe (artist want-to-be) Project

Yikes -- Quilt Guild in one week and I've got to get my 'arty' project DONE! REAL artists are right - it's the JOURNEY that takes precedence over the project, but still, one has to have something to show for all the thinking! I'm wondering what the difference will be between my FIRST arty project from my LAST arty project. And always, the emphasis should be in TRYING!

We pulled the word "HOUSE" last month. Thinking of different kinds of houses - I settled on a SNAIL with it's own type of house. As it happens, I even have this little scrappy Snail's Trail quilt. Good thing I had a sample to remind me how it goes together.
Then I thought about making a dull, green/gray background that a snail might crawl along, leaving a trail of slime. Suddenly my cutting table, previously devoted to the latest Quiltville Mystery, is completely disorganized by ideas for a snail, slime, background, strip pieces to be made into a snail shell, batting to create the shell, and whatever else comes to mind. Oh yeah, I pulled some cream tulle (sp?) out. (Pulling all those ideas out -- now THAT'S !!! the journey!)

The 'slime' thread is in the lower right photo, with my original drawing (I made copies, for cutting. I'll have to start cutting out that drawing to make the pieces. Wonder how that will play? Who knows what will happen next? If I never talk about it again, you'll know something went wrong, but in the meantime, I am running full throttle, full of energy, full of ideas. DH, who would never claim to be artistic. made several excellent suggestions.

8 comments:

Nellie's Needles said...

You are SMOKIN! It's fun to see all the evidence of your enthusiasm. Woo! Hoo!

Lindah said...

I can't say that I am particularly fond of snails :-p -but that is an elegant snail that you drew. Great beginning!

Deb H said...

Lovely snail. Great idea.

Rosaline said...

Have you posted about that scrappy snail's trial? If not, please do; it looks great. If you have posted, can you let me know the link as I'd like to see all of it.

grammilou (Louise Mantel) said...

I love your "slime" thread. Can't wait to see a picture of it on the quilt. Thanks for all the inspiration. Because of a picture you posted recently (the pinwheels and 4 x 4s) I'm halfway through a new scrap quilt top for our bed! I'll send you a picture in email when it's finished. Louise in Alberta

Sharon said...

Don't ya love it when you get a great inspiration? It's so motivating. I love that "slime" thread - it's perfect! Can't wait to see it all done. You go, girl!

LC said...

Love your enthusiasm... it is catching!! Thank you! I needed a boost today.

julieQ said...

Love all your creativity, just flowing out like a spring flood. Pretty, pretty snail trail! Tomorrow is my day to work hard on the DD!