Know Life gets it's title from the Vincent Van Gogh quote,
"The way to KNOW LIFE is to Love many things."
This quote resonates with me; I love the arts: music, dance,
theatre, visual arts, film, spoken word, poetry, literature and
writing of all sorts. All the arts enrich our lives and fill us up.
We need the arts in times like these when some of our ways
to connect with others are more limited.
Here's how this art quilt came together. I live in SE Minnesota
with lots of bluff land surrounding me and the Mississippi River
flows a few blocks from my house. I appreciate this land so much
for its raw beauty and how the light lands on it to create
a new image every day and in every season.
Here's an image of the stitch drawing close up.
The bit of blue stitching represents water.
This close up is the pop of color with yellows
and greens and a variety of thread colors.
Here's the text with a white paint pen before I stitched
over the text. I decided that I'd stitch over the
writing to pop the color more.
Signed and dated 2-2021 with gold pen.
Back of the quilt with a hanging device and card
with details about the quilt. It's interesting to see all the
texture created with the machine drawing.
This art quilt is currently showing at the Lanesboro Arts Center in Lanesboro, Minnesota.