Were a group of Quilters in france and the idea is to enjoy the ambiance of the historical and beautiful – and possibly create something from those images.
No doubt the inspiration will stay with us for a long time.
We began the day with a trip to the local market…
We bought freshly roasted chickens and potatoes cooked in the bottom of the pan…(so healthy)
We borrowed rugs from our hotel and had a wonderful time chatting with the people in the market as we made the purchases.
Onto the bus and we drove through yellow fields of canola flanked by the tall green grass of almost ripe hay.
It was sensational…. then on to Monet's garden in Giverny France which is always an inspiration…
I moved slowly around the outskirts of the garden, looking at the light and composing images in my mind and then I shot the film.
I wanted to use the light to the best advantage.
How do you do that with 1000's of other people walking past….
I just blocked them all out and became absorbed in beauty.
I don't need to tell you how important color is to a person who creates an image in fabric…
How many times have I heard a student say….
"I'm not good with color"
Well, really it is all there for us if you take note of the small details.
Monet was an impresionist…. is this how he would identify this image.?
We even shared it with the occasional passers by.