PaMdora, CleoPaMtra, or Nefertari?

I’m having way to much fun with this quilt, considering I’m on deadline and have only be able to get into the studio a few hours each afternoon. The Egyptian head dress was hard to make, but still, too fun! Maybe it’s because I’ve always had a fascination for Egyptian art.


Here’s the new food pyramid. And since I was concerned as an icon, it may be only a national convention, I’ve thrown lots of other icons to boot. What could be more universal than food itself? On that note, it must be time for a snack….I think there’s some ice cream in the freezer.


  • Hi Tricia, thanks for all your comments! You’re right, I’m really into how the quilted line develops texture.

    Good luck on your new blog, I just posted a comment on it.

  • Hi There,
    I was fascinated by your work, especially as I like to work in symbols myself. I know it may not be what you would call some of your images but I have always been fascinated by symbolism in art.
    So of course your comment about whether icons can be transferred from culture to culture made me think. I do think that some imagery is most definitely universal. Whether it stays that way if artists borrow them I’m not sure. It opens up more questions than answers.
    I also found your reason for making upside down very interesting. I suppose you have heard of the theory that if you draw an image upside it is easier because it tells the logical side of the brain to get lost so that the creative side can do it’s stuff.
    I know that there has been a lot said about quilting and line on here, I haven’t read it all, but with your work it isnt just about line is it, the close ups show so much texture in your heiroglyphs. It is important as a design element obviously, we all know the basics surely such as diagnols make for more dynamic images etc.. but although it is good to bear these in mind surely texture is just as important in our textiles crafts.
    Thank you for such an interesting blog to read. I am a textile artist from the UK. I have only just began a blog for the first time, not really sure what it should be but if you have any tips these would be very much appreciated. Here are my links below:

    Tricia’s Textiles

    Cheers Tricia

  • what a wonderful project! the headdress is cool, you should make yourself one for the wedding.
    I love the food pyramid…but have to stick to the ww points in my life.

  • I like your food pyramid better than the one the gov’t puts out!

    Hard to tell how well your icon will play in Europe, but with the level of global news/culture/travel I’d think you have a better chance than someone would have had 10 or 20 years ago…

  • What a hoot. Now that’s my kind of food pyramid, with the french fries and soda on the bottom row. Ooh and coffee and donuts. mmmm. PaMshepsut? PaMtari? PaMenkhamun?

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