Have you seen it yet?! I wrote an article in the new issue of Quilting Arts magazine. I am just thrilled beyond belief!
The article is about my series of illuminated art quilts. It began with the Illumination theme of our 12x12 group. I enjoyed the process of my "Fourth Day" so much, that I made several more quilts based on sacred texts and incorporating elements inspired by illuminated manuscripts. I proposed an article about my series and the process to Pokey and she accepted.
As usual, the photography in Quilting Arts in stunning. I hope you'll enjoy seeing my quilts in all their glossy glory.
One of the quilts in the magazine is "Firmament."
"Firmament" is my interpretation of the second day of creation from the story in the Book of Genesis. Rocks, an old key, a hand charm and other embellishments explore the symbolism for water and creativity.
Here is "Vibrant Layers." Here my personal sacred text is the definition of the word "vibrant." It's an exploration of energy, enthusiasm, growth and passion.
This one wasn't included in the article... so here is your first view!
There are several other wonderful artists and techniques in this issue. Surely, something will light your fire. Look for Kathy York's quilt on the cover. Jane Davila has an inspiring article about using rubber stamps. Laura Wasilowski sings the praises of hand embroidery -- you know I love this! Liz Berg tells all about monoprinting. (That's a monoprint in the center Vibrant Layers.)
Several of these quilts are in my Etsy shop. I hope you'll check them out.
I really hope you check your stash for some foils and illuminate your art!
I'll leave you with "Grow Illuminated." It's my favorite of the series.