Wednesday, April 12, 2017

"Now this one..."

My friend Julie Sefton was teaching a class on barn-building at The Folk School last week, and had my red barn block on display for her students. Some guests of the school visited Julie's classroom and looked around. Julie explained what her students were doing. One of the ladies indicated my red barn. "Now this one," she said, "has had Art training."

Julie was surprised to hear it, and we were both amused.

When Gerald Roy first saw this quilt, the Black & White Crayons, he said, "I already know you do, but if I didn't, this quilt would be enough to tell me you know how to draw."

Why? I asked.

"Drawing is about knowing what to push back, and what to bring forward. You obviously know how to do that. These light letters pop forward, and the dark ones sink back, but they are all on the same picture plane, and getting that to happen takes knowledge and skill."

I'm always amazed that it shows, and that some people can see it.


Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Love, love, love that red barn; you artist, you! Well done, bravo!

Quiltdivajulie said...

p.s. from our phone call - the students were VERY happy that you went with the big leafy print in the background . . . and yes, your experience and training/skills DO show.

Sharon said...

Yes, it is obvious! And isn't it fun when that skill is recognized, especially by people you admire.

I love your barn, and especially your choice of fabrics. That takes it way beyond just good! And your B&W crayons quilt is one of my favorites. It's just so incredible!