—George Harrison, The Beatles Anthology
|front cover - you really have to look to see the title but it's there|
I'd never before heard the quote above, from George Harrison, until I found it online today, but as I was working on this book, my ego was definitely involved...in a big way.
|I lived in Virginia for 30 plus years so the page on the left is dedicated to it. The one on the right is my philosophy...loosely put.|
This project started about 6 or 7 years ago with a group that I belonged to in SW Florida, called the IQs...which stands for Innovative Quilters.
|The page on the left is all about my two grandchildren and the one on the right - my children.|
We each took a picture of ourselves and then, traced it onto paper and using the basic shape of the picture, cut our head shot apart into six 'puzzle' pieces.
|Both of these pages are about my absolutely favorite place/time in my life...in SW Florida.|
This is hard for me to explain so it'll help to click on the pictures to enlarge them and you'll see what I mean...hopefully.
|These pages are just bits of this and that going on in my life at the time.|
We used seven different fabrics for each puzzle piece - alternating where the fabric was used. So...fabric #1 was the face in the first "head shot", then it was the neck in the second, one of the shoulders in the third...and so on.
|I mean, I had to do something with all that stuff I'd been collecting.|
The idea was to have six blocks with our head in each block - which I did do - and then to put them together in an art quilt - which I didn't do because I was so new to fiber arts that I just didn't have the confidence to work on it.
|The back cover.|
So, in 2k8 - when I was finally free of any and all constraints regarding art - I decided to finish some of my UFOs and made this book out my head shots. I was the starring character in the book and ended up using all kinds of ephemera that I'd collected and which had meaning to me...or not...so it became like...a scrapbook.
|Up close and personal. My nose is pierced so you may have noticed that all of these head shots have a stud in the general area of the nose.|
It was great fun to work on and went really fast and when I sit down to look at it from time to time - it just makes me want to do another one!
Oh yeah...I had help with this...
|Miss Kitty trying to fit into a shoe box and looking totally cute as usual. I miss her.|