Thursday, August 24, 2006

Studio Friday - Who?!

"I am curious to see/ hear/ read who everyone takes their inspiration from - an artist of traditional media, multimedia, craft world, living or dead. Who would we like to have the chance to meet and speak with, or to thank for inspiring us? " ~ Jo

For a gal who did so miserably in Geometry, it dominates my creative endeavors. Who knew?

The Amish, the ladies of Gees Bend, Denyse Schmidt and Kaffe Fassett are my primary inspirations when working on one of my quilts. Each brings something different to the party...unmuddied jewel tones and near perfection...joyous primitive utility...uncluttered imperfection...riotously unabashed loud prints.

Years ago I was very attracted to Gustav Klimt's paintings because of their mixture of realism and geometry.

More and more, I now find my daily inspiration in the blogs that I read. The people I would like to meet, have tea with, giggle with and quilt are Jane, Jan, Alicia and Blair.


DEW said...

I so agree with you on how inspiring people's blogs are! I also love Gustav Klimt's paintings. Your geometry comment made me laugh! Thank you!

iHanna said...

Klimt is one of the best, and I guess all his quilts in the paintings should be a inspiration source for anyone who quilts! :-)

have a good weekend!

naomi said...

Great sites, all of them!

Going For Greatness said...

I live not too terribly far from the Lancaster PA Amish. I, too, am inspired by their simpler ways of life, their craftsmanship and their close-knit community living. Their quilts are breathtaking, I've seen no others so beautiful in my life. They are a true inspiration!

Anke said...

Beautiful quilts you have there! And yes this one from Klimt is beautiful!

Aponia said...

So I finally have a blog!! Oh my god!

Wait...what was that...did I feel a breeze coming from hell?