Thursday, December 3, 2009

Me and My Buddies

When do you turn an x-ray into a quilt. When you are part of the FFFC group and participating in this month's challenge.


It is actually a slice of my brain. Not too much to explain. I cleaned out all of the labels, arrows [missed one arrow in this first fabric printing], tags, etc. I wanted it much lighter, with more yellow tones so I adjusted the color ratios. Then, luckily for me, the black ink ran out. I liked this print much better because of that. After printing it out, I flipped it upside down. Actually, it got flipped every which way until the Critters appeared. I didn't add a drop of paint or change it in any way EXCEPT I did quilt it hard to bring out the images I saw.


Me and My Buddies
That's a belly button in the middle. It is on the film.
This is not like anything I've done before. Of course that is one of the purposes of FFFC = to explore, stretch, expand, grow and DO. "We grow by doing."

10 comments:

Sally said...

Ann--This is wonderful! It is one of the funniest pieces I've seen in ages. And---the way you came about the design makes it all the more special. Sally

ann said...

Thanks Sally,
I did have my tongue firmly implanted in my cheek.
ann

yarngoddess said...

Excellent! I love what you discovered in your mind's eye.

norma said...

Ditto what Sally said. It really made me laugh. To think that you came up with this wonderfully whimsical image from that brain slice is amazing.

Robin said...

From practical to whimsical...great job!

Linda Robertus said...

What a brilliant quilt!

LynnDel said...

I love it! Your doctor would love it. Maybe you could work out a swap... :)

Gisela Towner said...

Ann, This piece put a huge smile on my face.
It's so very happy-making -- I just LOVE it!
:D
Gisela

Diane said...

What a hoot! Great job, Ann!

ann said...

I would LOVE to swap for a doctor's fee. Don't think he would go for that, but GREAT idea!