Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Trying something new

Over at Bumblebeans there is a new sort of challenge. She has posted a photo of a Matisse painting and is guiding us through using it as inspiration for a quilt. This is different for me but since I have had cards from the Matisse Jazz series pinned to my art board for the past two years I thought it was kizmet....
So I have done the first step...I looked at the photograph then raided the stash. I then went back and looked at the photo for several minutes then hit the design wall (or in this case floor since my wall is covered at the moment with two other projects!)

I think I am ok with it...I need another green for the lower left. I know there are some elements in the painting I missed (like and arched mirror) but obviously that wasn't the part that really hit me so...
Other than that I planted some tomato plants for Earth Day and did some hand weeding in the garden. Look what I found in my garden! I had forgotten about this Iris! It has beautiful ruffled edges and is much brighter purple than the photo.

7 comments:

BUMBLE BEANS said...

happy earth day!

Very nice work! love that orange! and the boxed out square at the top left! I'll have you in the post tomorrow!

Piecefulafternoon said...

Oh so very pretty!!!

Dionne said...

I love what you are doing! I'm going to give it a go as well.
Cheers,
Dionne

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

love that orange with the darker blues. that is a wild fabric up there in the upper right.

celiabe said...

Hermosos trabajos.
Saludos
Celia

*karendianne. said...

Very creative!!!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Sure sounds like a fun project. What an amazing iris, one of my favorite flowers. Thanks for sharing.