Saturday, February 7, 2009
Today this kind of UFO landed on my painting table. Some kind of quilters' Independence Day. Friendly aliens have given us the art of quilting... No, I know. The true meaning is that quilting is heavenly art.
I cannot deny that the way I painted the earth was influenced by Lisa Call.
See these amazing Quilts
Made in Japan or wherever -- this might have been done in any other country by extremely patient and painstakingly working artists. See also the group creating quilts in a "Japanese" style on a site discovered by Melody. Some of the pieces are incredibly beautiful, but not Japanese. There is a difference in style, even if you use the properly labeled fabrics.
This reminds me a little of the China-craze in the 18th century. It is a merging of styles and a lot more "western" than we might think. Sometimes, the result of this merge are beautiful.