so rather than continue to beat myself up for constantly returning to my sewing machine (instead of doing "real" art) i decided to just throw in the towel and try to be both crafty and artistic. i don't know why the two are supposedly mutually exclusive anyway. the result was, i must say, extremely satisfying. i got the warm fuzzy comfort of sewing mixed with a little abstract creative weirdness. i used my sewing machine like a pen and just drew what i wanted onto the quilt. i like it! i think i'm going to make more of these.
i like how this one looks like a contour map. this is a theme i've messed with for years now, in many different media, but this is the first time i've sewn it. i gotta say, i'm liking the sewn version best so far.
THIS was really fun. i sewed the whole thing on my machine, then hand sewed on the abelone (or whatever kind of shell this is) beads.
more to come later...