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« on: May 18, 2010 08:07:09 PM »

In the last art class I ever took, we were asked to find a piece of work we loved and blow up one portion of it. Instead of a painting/pastel I decided to do a sewing project. It's now a pillow.

I'm a huge fan of Maud Lewis. If you've never heard of her, she was a folk artist from Nova Scotia, Canada. Look up her work and significantly improve your happiness.

I can't seem to find my inspiration on google, but it was a coast scene with buoys spread over the lawn on a cliff with a lighthouse and a boat in the water. I always really liked lighthouses, so that's what I did the quilt of. Here is how it turned out!

Sorry for the blurry pic! You can use the conveniently (if inadvertantly) placed Scrabble board to tell tell how big it is.


This was made from scraps of material I had in that featured green tote! The green and black are felt, the red and white are linen, and the blue is actually some sheer material I had to layer four times to make opaque.

Please forgive the white thread everywhere. Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2010 04:39:32 PM »

What a cool project! I'll have to keep something like it in mind for next year's art unit. Cheesy

Nice work!
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2010 05:24:22 PM »

Thanks Smiley Are you an art teacher? It's great to see what people come up with for assignments - that was one of my fave things about art class!

I've done another "magnification" project before that I'm going to post. I had to choose a 1cmx1cm section of a picture to blow up, so I did a pastel of (part of) a peacock.

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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2010 10:11:36 AM »

Great job!  I love Maud Lewis - the calendar in my kitchen is all her art, and it is the happiest calendar I've ever had.  And now you have a happy pillow!
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