I’ve been traveling and it isn’t as easy to write an extensive blog each day. Depending on the speed of the internet in my hotel it often takes time to add the images.
So here we are 2 months later and now I can add the images I missed.
I’ll begin with Houston and I’ll add the few images I took of the Van Gogh Cherrywood Challenge 2017. I think there were 465 submissions and each and every one I saw was stunning.
“Participants were asked to use van Gogh’s paintings as inspiration to push themselves creatively, think outside the box and create new fiber art. The contest was open to anyone and we received entries from several countries. All the quilts were the same color, fabric, size and theme.”
I think the image below was my favourite overall.
Why, you might ask? Simply because I loved the color and movement. Did you know that Van gogh actually used dyed wool to
Vincent produced one colour study after another. Which colour combinations create the most powerful effect? How many variations are there of a single colour? Colour had now become an obsession for him Did you know that He used coloured wool to test different combinations before trying them out with his expensive paints. He kept his little balls of wool in a little red box.
I’ve been studying Van Gogh for years and I hope the participants had an opportunity to do so in preparation for their master pieces.