Friday, 7 August 2009

Yay! My quilt is finished !!
(with a special thanks to Dana and all the Old Red Barn Co peeps who went through all the trials and tribulations with me!!)

My quilt is finally finished and after I had sewn on the label and washed and dried it (yes... that WAS scary.... but it came out ok!!), I took it for a little outing to the beach..


As I was hopping along merrily, taking photo's here and there, a lady who was sitting on the beach with her friend spoke to me. She said: "What are you doing?" so I answered "I am photographing my quilt". She then asks me "Is it ART?"... I thought about that for a bit... then decided to say "Yes!". After all, what we are doing here ladies (and quiltdad) is an artform, is it not? The lady turned to her companion and said "See, I told you so, I was right!" and then explains to me... "You see, we had a bet going on. I said that lady is an artist. She looks like an artist, and I was right!" and she looked triumphantly at her companion.

Who was I to disappoint her? So I took some 'arty' shots .....

and did the expected thing artists do... they don't just 'snap' pictures.... they pose the object and instead of standing up etc, they lie in the sand... Suddenly I felt not so selfconscious but quite celebrated! As I was going about my work, I heard people passing the news along in low voices...' artist at work.... murmur murmur murmur.... art project you see' and when I came by on the way back, they all were suddenly very engrossed with their bags, towels and books.. I wonder what it is with being an artist... If you really were one, would you be seen to be strange, funny, special, or ... not to be approached? mmm... it was a very interesting experience.....

Did like my last photo with the ferry though.. and no... the quilt is not on the sand, neither is it in the water! It is safely on the stone, happily watching the ferry. I look after her, we are thick like that, my quilt and I...

10 comments:

Lauranie said...

You ARE truly an ARTIST! The quilt came out GORGEOUS!!! You should be so proud and invigorated! Have fun on your sailing holiday! xo

Susan said...

I agree...you are an artist! The photos are wonderful and the subject is simply beautiful! Nice job!

Adrienne said...

Beautiful!!! Love the photos!

Catherine Watts said...

Love the photos and thanks for making me laugh. Of course wer're artists.

Terrie Sandelin said...

The quilt came out beautifully and the photos are great. Love the story about being an artist -- it really made me smile.

Sue said...

what a cool experience, loved the story and your quilt certainly is a work of art, well done.

machen und tun said...

yay!! your quilt looks fabulous!! and what a great story, it made me smile, thanks for that.
congrats on the art-work (quilt + pics), they really, really turned out so great!

Cathy said...

Oh fun, you can put up an 'artist at work' sign!!! I love your pics and your quilt...just fabulous. I do like the ferry pic and yes, I'm glad she is lying safely on the stone!!! Great job Marguerite xo

Evelyn said...

Love it! And love the "artsy" photo shoot! You should be so proud of this quilt!

karen said...

the artist within revealed...how awesome.