I love to work with color. Quilting was fun when I was younger because it was (in certain types of quilting) creating designs of color in a structured way. I didn’t have to draw anything, but could still create. And I am so taken with all the different kinds of fabric – especially quilting fabric – that I was delighted for the excuse to buy quarter yards.
Conundrum I, Collage Â© Diane Clancy
In my younger days, before I realized how longingly I wanted to be an artist and create art, I “allowed” myself to quilt. Because quilts are (were considered back then) “functional” art, it was within the code of acceptabilty in my family.
Anticipation, Collage Â© Diane Clancy
Once I “fell” into creating art on paper and was encouraged to call myself an “artist”, I still loved the different fabrics that available – especially the quilting fabrics. When I could also paint, I didn’t want to sew as much. So I started putting paint, paper and fabric together to create “Quilts on Paper.”
Today I was inspired to write this after visiting Lisa Call’s site showcasing her Comtemporary Quilts. I was very nostalgic for quilting reading her site. Lisa’s blog is very beautiful also. Her work is inspiring me to stretch my own creative process.
Thank you for reading about my journey,
– Diane Clancy
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