Thursday, March 18, 2010

Beautiful work by Jen Swearington

mixed media quilt painting Bridge with Birds and flowers by Jenny Threads over on etsy.

Sometimes I see something online that I can't help but stare at. Something I can't let go of. This is one of those times.

I am enchanted by the blues and muted skies, the orange yellow flowers, the luminescence. The graphic quality that is at the same time antiquey and tattered. Oh yeah, and the drippy paint. I love drippy paint. I don't know quite what to say but I wish I could do this. I do believe it is all hand sewn. I guess that explains the price.

I think I am heading towards more textile work. It's a totally unexpected creative swerve. I wasn't expecting to be drawn to fabric and sewing, but I am. Where does it come from?

I've been thinking about mixing painting and sewing and have been holding back for I'm not sure what reason. Looking at this mixed media painting/quilt, I feel that much closer to taking some sort of fabric/paint step.

1 comment:

Stella said...

This is simply awe inspiring.

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