Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A Quiet Day

"Serenity"- Acrylic Painting  22"x16"
By Mary Maki Rae 2013(c)
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I really enjoyed painting this image during a series of those gray Northwest days - love the colors - subtle -  yet so soothing . . . .
Also during this type of wheather try this "Color Cure": - Delve into any one of Kaffe Fassett's many Quilting books - they're so filled with Color - Inspiring Quilts - and are photographed in fascinating Locations that would be so fun to visit.
Plus you just might be inspired enough to try sewing together a Quilt yourself-! (Templates and Instructions are included in the back pages).
To start - you wouldn't need to embark upon a Full-sized Quilt Journey - Try place mats - a child's quilt - pillows or even bright new pot holders is enough to get the feel of this most enjoyable Artful Craft.
And just to have a break away from a few of those gray Winter - sunless days - and make your own sun shine-!
"Backgammon" Quilt by Kaffe Fassett
"Tumbling Fans" Quilt by Kaffe Fassett
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The Book: "Simple Shapes -
Spectacular Quilts"
By Kaffe Fassett - Abrams - 2010
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