I sat in court this morning and read nearly all of the new book by Elizabeth Barton -Inspired to Design. It was very close to the class I just took with her through Quilt University. Now I want to create something.
*My beloved Quilt University is closing! So sad, her husband has been running it, keeping it going through her sickness. But now he is letting it go. Through QU I have learned under some quilting artists I would never be able to afford in time or money, like Elizabeth Barton and Betty Alofs to just name two.
Being close in nature to the class, I will have a better opportunity to understand what she was saying in there. I was so lost because I didn't have the background in art studies that most of the class had. She taught to those and left me squarely behind! I sat with Carrie, my artist child, and began to understand some of what she was saying. But with the book now, I can work and go on journeys to find my understanding and not get trampled in the rush.
I think if you are an Art Quilter, you should check out her work. She creates what I would like to do. I don't think I can say it any better than that!
Don't click to look inside, it won't work. But you can go to amazon.com and do it there.
I don't get any money from this, darn it! But I do like to pass along something I find helpful to me.
She suggests looking at a few artists and finding what you like to look at. I found I did NOT like to look at Mark Rothko. I can do that........just saying.