1/09/2009

January Challenge/Talking Block



This is one of the blocks I made up the other day from fabrics and trim from my secret sister. As I pulled these fabrics together they immediately began to talk to me and I have to do this block myself. I want to incorporate a lot of the 2009 Challenge techniques on it and will start with painting for January. I painted these violets on silk with ordinary craft acryllic paints as that's all I had. Notice I did it in the lower corner so if I messed up the section could be easily replaced.
I have used painting as a base for things like trees, etc. and stitched over it.... but never alone. Now I want to try painting a motif and embellishing it. Cathy K. started the challenges last year and I have found them so motivating and it keeps me trying new techniques..... Thank you Cathy!!!!

4 comments:

Cathy K said...

Gerry, what a lovely block! That's funny, I have fabric JUST LIKE those.... gggg! ;-) Thanks for the kudos on the CQI Challenge. YOU keep us motivated! My crystal ball says that another Secret Sister package will be arriving at your house today or tomorrow, revealing her identity! Hugs, Cathy

Thelma said...

Absolutely beautiful Gerry!!

Andrea said...

Oh Gerry your violets are beautiful they look so real I would love to be able to paint like that. Very very well done to you.

Hugs, Andrea

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Gerry - I love your violets! Your painting skills never cease to amaze me!
Hugs,
Kerry

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