Well, I had a few encouraging comments etc., for my new blog site and first ever blog, (on angels). One commenter even said my artwork was breathtaking! So I am feeling encouraged to have a go at another blog.
Today I was so excitied to be starting a new quilt. I’ve done the design, worked out the shapes and sizes on squared paper, chosen the fabrics, but today I actually cut the pieces. I feel very excited when I get to cut the peices, then the work is really on the go, no turning back…. This new quilt is the fourth in a new series I am working on using modern rainbow designs. I seem to be obsessed with rainbows at the moment; my new flat is done up in a rainbow colour scheme, I even dream about them. So I thought I would work rainbows out of my system, artistically speaking, by doing a whole series of them.
Rainbows are beautiful, joyful and enticing, and not just for children. I once drove miles down the M5 into a complete double rainbow. A rainbow is the sign of the promise given by God to Noah after the great flood, in the first book of Bible, and it comes in again in the last book of the Bible, – the fulfillment of the promise, where Jesus is described as having a rainbow around his throne.
Countries and movements use the rainbow in their flags, to show the hope, joy and diversity inherent in the rainbow symbol. I am happy to share the optimism of the rainbow in my series of art quilts. I hope I do it justice!
So, off to work more on this new quilt. Photos of this new series in progress soon I hope. Watch this space!