Tuesday, June 24, 2008

A Rose Each Day

A Rose Each Day, Art Quilt, (8" x 10")
Fannie Narte


Another view.

THE INSPIRATION for "A Rose Each Day"

I love having fresh flowers in the home, especially roses. My husband would surprise me with a carnation from time to time, and he would often say, "If I could, I would give you 'a rose each day.'" That was when we were a young, struggling family. Today he surprises me with roses often. I'm blessed.

THE CREATION

This painting was produced with Neocolor II Watersoluble Wax Pastels onto muslin and thread sketched with black thread. The background was stipple quilted using yellow thread, and the edges are finished with my signature satin stitch combination.

AAQI DEDICATION

This quilt will be donated to AAQI to help raise funds in support of Alzheimer's research. It is dedicated to Regina Rooks and her grandmother, Geneva. Geneva died from Alzheimer's disease.

The loss of memory of an Alzheimer's patient is devastating to the patient and their families. Sometimes a sound, a picture, a word or a scent can bring back beloved memories. If I could, I would bring back long lost memories of patients with Alzheimer's with each rose.

What would you do, "if you could"?
Fannie

7 comments:

kiwicarole said...

Hi Fannie! Your work has been really lovely! Each time I visit I wonder if you can create something better than last time, yep, and each time you don't let me down! Thank you for sharing your creativity, hugs, Carole

Melissa & Emmitt said...

hi fannie!
your quilt is gorgoeus! i love everything about it!
what would i do if i could? hmmmm, i would love to be in the olympics. wouldn't that be an amazing experience?
xo
melissa

TracyB said...

Your thread painting is exquisite!!
I see that we're in a Bamboo trade together in SD. Am very excited about obtaining another one of your beautiful pieces!!

quiltcrazygal said...

Fannie - Your work is so outstanding. I feel privileged to have you as a blogging friend. I always look forward to what you are posting next! Cheers, Jenna Louise

Diana Evans said...

oh I love your rose...and the wood grain detail is so cool...wonderful work Fannie...

Hope all is well with you!

Hugs
Diana

morningDove said...

If I could I would be an entrepreneur who would help unfortunate girls and prostitutes get off the streets. I would want them to see their value and worth.
And I would buy roses from you everyday to give to each one of them with not strings attached.

Grooveycrafts said...

This is just absoultely stunning and you've captured the details so well.