I had the opportunity to attend the AMQF (Australian Machine Quilt Festival) cocktail party last evening and after the event we were able to spend some time looking at some of the wonderful quilts on show. I’m going to share a few but the images are only for your enjoyment, certainly not to use for any other purpose. I really loved this quilt and it went on to win Best of Show. It’s different, it’s a whole cloth and I love the fact that the image is drawn on the surface of the fabric and of course the little trees are just charming and remind me of someone I know quite well. Methylene Blue Mandalas, made and quilted by Katherine Jones inspired by cells under a microscope stained with methylene blue stain.
Two years after my teaching trip to Norway I get the opportunity to work on the creative ideas I worked on as I travel. But even in that short time, the opportunity to use different methods of completion have suddenly appeared on my computer.
So tonight I give myself permission to wind down just a little and empty my mind from everything personal and everything I ‘need’ to complete before my next journey in a few weeks.
It feels good my friends, you should try it.
These images are copyright to Pam Holland, please contact me if you wish to take advantage of any of them. I took a friend to Cleland Wildlife Park the other day and these are some of the images I took of our native animals. I tried to capture the beautiful intricacies of the feathers, fur and colours as well as the persona of the animal.
All I can do is keep working, keep auditioning, keep talking to people – and whatever it takes to show other colors. Jim Parsons
Photos for inspiration The images in this blog are owned by Pam Holland if you wish to use any of the images please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org These images were taken in the lotus Garden in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. The pool into huge blooms in December and its always a race to get there to capture the beauty at the right time.
What on earth is the next adventure you ask, well it may be coming to an interesting class. Joining me on a Textile tour of India and Nepal or even a class in the Carribean.
So its a flurry of excitement and work right now and I do admit that the brain is on overload.
When it all gets too much, I spend time with the Grandies,