Saturday, May 28, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
"Baumseelen" -- "Tree Souls" by Oliver Hertel
|Smiling faces in a café...|
|A wooden lady|
Here is a galery of smiling faces, roughly hewn out of the logs he split with an axe from a windfallen tree.
|"Gift to the Earth" is the title |
of this sculpture
This sculpture will be given back to Mother Earth tomorrow afternoon, which means that the artist will bury it in the ground in a little ceremony. You may think it is a waste, but Oliver's philosophy is not to cling to a single object, but to have confidence in the process of creation and to share it with our planet.
|Another bright smile|
Update: I wonder if the "Gift to the Earth" ceremony did take place, because we had a pouring rain all over the place during the date. The sky seems to have objections.
Labels: Oliver Hertel, Tree Souls
Latest Squares for the Baby Quilt
fabric from Finland, Kaffe Fassett and gifts.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
How to outwit myself
|A preview of the reverse|
Or what about a mix of top and reverse tiles?
This way, I would get a double-sided quilt.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
A Dozen Tiles
Sunday, May 15, 2011
The past is buried...
|It was incredibly wonderful to see the open space and a windy sky in a deeper blue than the picture can tell.|
The material I chose is from an old cushion cover, so tender that I can easily tear it to pieces.
I tried a little gouache painting.
And also a monotype which did not turn out too satisfying; although the lines have something.
I painted the red elephant with textile paint onto the stretched vintage linen. It takes some time, but would make a nice effect, don't you think? I don't like it as much as the paper version.
I guess I'll try a lino cut version, although I'm not really happy with the printing results. You can see some of them in the bottom picture.
The lower right center fabric comes from a Finnish designer; I bought it from Spoonflower.
All the other center fabrics are my own lino prints.
I just can't wait to jump into new projects. No, actually this is what I just did.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
He said he made this sketch just in a few seconds.
Monday, May 9, 2011
A Vision (Anybody working in this business?)
Why don't windpower stations look like this? They should be a lot smaller than those we're building now, they could stand on every hill and catch the slightest breeze. They would not be as effective as the big ones, but who cares -- the wind is free, and this would spare us from having to wire the landscape all over -- in other words, the transportation problem would be solved.
They would be easy to build up, easy to be repaired, provide power for every village and look joyful and would not ruin the view, I believe -- this means they might be accepted by the people more than our huge devices.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Now there are Four Squares
Labels: Baby quilt, Korak
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Birdie and Bear for Bente
You may have seen these prints a long time ago, but then I wasn't able to integrate them into my quilting work. I hadn't learnt the korak method which now is my key to piecing.
I guess I'll abstain from the classic methods for good, I should have started earlier to learn them; until now, I haven't been successful with them. So you'll probably never see any classic patterns from me exept log cabin.
Labels: Baby quilt, Korak
Friday, May 6, 2011
Quilting again in the bright sunshine
Labels: Art quilts, Baby quilt
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