To mark the 20th anniversary of my first baby quilt, I have been reflecting on what I have learned along the way. Creative Backstory is a series of blog posts each highlighting a different year. I invite you to share your creative backstory. Each day, I will post an optional prompt. Leave your response as a comment below or on my Serendipity Facebook page or use the tag #creativebackstory or Instagram and I will add your name to my Creative Backstory Giveaway. I look forward to reading about what has shaped your creative life.
For the years 2015-2016, my creative backstory looks at High Country Lupins #3 (80x143cm HxW) . This artwork was first exhibited at Golden Textures Contemporary Art Quilt Exhibition at Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Maryborough, Victoria in 2015. The following year it was juried into Art Quilt Elements 2016 at the Wayne Art Center, Pennsylvania, USA.
This High Country Lupins #3 post outlines the process of creating this particular work. This overview shows the development of my lupin-inspired works in my Botanica series since 2010. You will see that I started out with a complementary-2-hued work and progressively experimented with variety and complexity in palette, materials, design and scale.
Sharing Stories: Prompt #10 & Giveaway
I invite you to share your creative backstory. Here is an optional prompt: have you tried working in series? have you seen an evolution in your creative output?
Leave your response as a comment below or use the tag #creativebackstory on Facebook or Instagram. I look forward to reading about what has shaped your creative life and will put your name into my celebratory giveaway. At the end of June, after I have completed Creative Backstory posts, I will select one commenter and, pandemic postal system permitting, this King Parrot textile sketch will wing its way to a new home.