Illustration Friday: Blanket


I feel right at home with this week’s Illustration Friday theme: Blanket, because I spent all weekend under one, still trying to sleep off this nasty cold-flu.

Here’s an interesting link called “How to be an Early Riser” if you don’t want to be like me. My advice is just the opposite for “how to be a full-time sleepyhead” — read lots of technical books like The Visual Quickstart Guide to WordPress and stuff with a lot of chemical formulas, like Color by Design: Paint and Print with Dye. Actually they are both good books, but yawn…I just can’t keep my eyes open.

One more word on blankets. I had to change hair stylists last fall because the guy keep asking me if I was still making blankets. I make art quilts, not blankets, and after a few months it stopped being funny. Actually it never was funny. Let’s just say, don’t call them blankets, that is if you want to cut my hair!

17 thoughts on “Illustration Friday: Blanket”

  1. I love your comment about the hair stylist. I had a guy doing my bathroom. He came into my studio to ask some questions and looked at a small work I was doing and said, “what are you making pot holders?”
    I pointed to the door.

  2. I think a whole bunch of us have been sick with the same thing all at the same time but all across the country. I am so tired of coughing….now I want to sew!

  3. Personal experience with the “blanket” problem: I could never get my mom to understand what I was doing even though I showed her my work and gave her postcards and publicity about shows I was in. I don’t think she ever read any of it, and would just ask me if I was still making those “blankets” when I would go to visit her.

    Well you must be feeling better by now! Love the illustration!

  4. Hi Julia, I was really surprised when I went to your website to see that you use fabric and stitches as art too. Get better soon!

  5. Sometime I just have to get the ideas out of my head, otherwise they just spin around in there until I’m feeling crazy…Glad you liked it!

  6. Hi Pam, l hope your feeling better soon, the cold bug is all over the UK to so am trying to not breathe near anyone that has just had it as my imune system is rotten. I love the picture of Pamdora, think a art quilt could come out of that picture.
    I wish l could send you our sunny weather thats in the UK just now, its the most beautiful spring day,
    Get yourself better soon,

  7. Wow! You are talented! I love your self portraits. They are consistent and funny. The colors are vibrant and the stitching is interesting. I would love to see these art quilts in person. I’m glad to have found your sites. Thanks for the inspiration!

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