My quilts are colorful, graphic, vibrant, and joyful!
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The First Hawaiians; Native Plants
They came by air and by sea: seeds and spores that sailed on the ocean
currents, drifted high in the atmosphere, and hitched rides with
migratory birds. Once every 100,000 years, a new plant made a lucky
landfall and established itself in the young, isolated Hawaiian Islands.
And then, often, it evolved. When Polynesians arrived in Hawaii, they
found an archipelago already teeming with a diverse native flora. These
plants, many found nowhere else on earth, became part of the medicine,
the worship, the knowledge and the everyday lives—in short, part of the
culture—of Hawaii before Western contact.
My quilts are colorful, graphic, vibrant and joyful!! I use color and texture to explore the glories of nature. Realism or abstraction, are used as best fits a theme or concept. I enjoy the challenge and excitement of translating my vision into quilts through a rich variety of fabrics, gilding and embellishment.
I find such joy in being able to express myself through quilting, that I'm not comfortable without a needle in my hand. Quilting is my life's work and a wonderful one at that.
The best quilt is always the next one.