Friday, June 29, 2012

found inspiration




Last night Jeff and I met with a local curator about an upcoming exhibition that the Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild is going to participate in. As we were leaving the parking lot, Jeff and I saw this sign and both of us immediately pulled out our iphone cameras to take a photo of it. I think it must be some sort of advertisement sign, since this parking lot backs up to Interstate 75, but I didn't see the front of it. But just look at it...the colors, the lines, the size....

I don't know about you, but I see a quilt in there, waiting to be made. And Jeff sees a painting. I think we should both make something inspired by this sign and then compare our creations. It could be a fun little project, don't you think?

And speaking of inspiration, I'm headed up to the quaint little village of Granville, Ohio tomorrow to take part in the Design Your Life Retreat. I'm really excited about it and am so looking forward to a little bit of recharging, and lots and lots of inspiration. My sister Kate is joining me and I'm sure it will be a weekend that we both will never forget. I can't wait to see how we're inspired by our trip.

10 comments:

Sarah said...

a) i love the fabric against the books!

b)i also love your bold and modern quilting/design style. very refreshing!

Jean(ie) said...

I love how inspiration pops up out of nowhere. It's just such a wonderful surprise. The key is being open enough to see it.

Enjoy the retreat!

BijouxBaby said...

My Mother's family is from Granville. It's a cute little town and the 4th of July carnival on Broadway is pretty big for such a little place. Have fun!

Holly said...

That's absolutely a quilt! It would be very cool to see a quilt and painting made from the same inspiration. This week, I've been noticing a real estate ad in my neighbourhood that looks like a quilt to me, it's full of monochromatic equilateral triangles. Gotta snap a picture!

Jessica said...

That's so great that you are doing that retreat! And I can't wait to see you and Jeff make something from the same inspiration, that's an awesome idea.

Jody said...

I love your pic and inspiration for a new quilt! Very cool! Thanks for a great giveaway:)
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Jody said...

I love your pic and inspiration for a new quilt! Very cool! Thanks for a great giveaway:)
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Beth said...

Heather, when I lived in Southern California I used to love going to the art galleries in Laguna Beach. There was a married couple, both painters, named William and Kathleen Gee. They painted the same scenes and displayed their paintings side by side. It was fascinatingto see what they came up with--differences in scale and emphasis resulting in different but related paintings.

I would love to see what you and Jeff create. I can imagine a series coming out of this.

Margaret said...

I am looking for more modern quilt blocks. I have tons of the traditional stuff but would like to branch out into the more mordern look.

Pranati Miller said...

Love Granville! My husband grew up there and we go there all the time. Enjoy and grab a (cheap) beer at the Brews :)

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