This is my January block for the 2013 crazy quilt project. I colored the butterfly with my Pan pastels. I figure this quilt is not likely to be washed so it should be safe. I have heard of others using Pan pastels on fabric so I figured it was worth the try. I also decided to not be a hoarder of special things. When in France I picked up the blue and purple trim that is in about the middle of the block. It is so pretty it deserves to be used and not saved. I also bought the sequins at a flea market in Paris. I sure hope I can get this block done by the end of January. I hate to start off the year and be behind right away!
As a self-taught artist, I have developed a practice of experimenting with my own ideas, which seem boundless. Curiosity and research continually drive me daily. For over 20 years I have taken an explorative approach towards art making. My optimistic approach to life is represented in my art as I find beauty in even the most difficult circumstances. This beautiful, imperfect life I live is meant to be shared through my creativity, resourcefulness and curiosity. I hope to influence my audience with joy.