Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Art Quilting Studio--Premier Issue

My copy of Art Quilting Studio's Premier issue came in the mail today! Exciting!

WHAT'S IN YOUR PURSE?

That's the challenge question Jenny Doh asked her readers. We were instructed to submit a block no larger than 8" x 8" inspired by the contents of our purses.

THE INSPIRATION

My Pansies quilt block is found on Page 110 of the premiere issue of Art Quilting Studio.

Pansies, Quilt Block, 8x8
© 2009 Fannie Narte


INSPIRATION AMID THE MESS

If you follow my blog, you know how much I love to use pansies in my artwork.

Looking into my purse was a scary sight. I'm glad we didn't need to send a photograph of that. Whew!

My purse was a receptacle of organized chaos. Candy wrappers and kleenex surrounded my wallet, keys and cell phone like protective bubble wrap. In between the maze of mess and important "stuff" was a pansies notepaper and a stray postage stamp--ahhh . . . the inspiration.

The Tiffany stained glass lamp postage stamp inspired the block design and the black thread sketching around the pansies and leaves. A piece of fabric with printed musical notes were used for some of the pansies' petals. Tone-on-tone fabrics were used for the remainder of the quilt block.

A COUPLE OF MY FAVORITE ARTICLES

Ruth Rae has several articles in this issue, including Poetry Pinafores. Lisa Engelbrecht shares her artwork combining her calligraphy and fiber in an article titled "Letters to Live By." This issue is packed with eye candy.

Also included are future calls for submissions. Maybe we'll see your artwork in a future publication?

14 comments:

Cindy said...

Congratulations on having your pansies published!!! Lovely!

Brenda said...

Fantastic, congratulations!

kiwicarole said...

Wow, can't wait to see this publication, it looks like me! lol. I especially can't wait to see your work. It's prbably going to take at least another month to reach us here in NZ, drat!I'll just have to drool over your blog instead Fannie! LOL
;)

Guzzisue said...

pansies in print! well done :-)

Fannie said...

Thanks, Cindy and Brenda. I'm excited about it.

Carole, it does look like you. I'm sure you'll enjoy the articles and seeing all the eye candy too. I wonder what wonderful artworks this magazine will inspire in you.

Thanks for your visit and kind words, Guzzisue.

Scrappy Cat said...

Congrats on getting published Fannie - well deserved! Your little pansies quilt block is lovely. I'm going to have to look for this magazine now.

Kelly said...

congratulations, fannie! that's wonderful news, and well deserved. your work is so beautiful. can't want to see the issue in person!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

congratulations fannie!
oh it is absoultley gorgeous!
i am so excited for you!
xoxoxo
melissa

Jacq said...

CONGRATULATION! Your pansies are beautiful and deserved to be in print.

zquilts said...

OMG! I am so happy for you !!! Way to go! You go girl! So exciting that you were in this fabulous first issue - and now I better read all of it and go mark YOUR page !

Sherry said...

Congrats Fannie. You are so deserving! Love the Pansies! Thanks for the submissions link.n Hugs, Sherry.

Fantastic Figments said...

Hi Fannie my love long time no talk.. I am starting to feel much better. LOVE the Pansie piece it is soooooooo sweet and the colors are just wonderful!

oh and I look a spin over to your etsy and I love some of the new stuff. You are just amazing and your color combos are just so inspiring...

smooches
Steph

Regina said...

So fitting for your publication in the premiere issue. I love it.
Congratulations!!!!

Fannie said...

Wow, thanks for taking the time to dance with me!

Cheryl, I think you'll enjoy all the eye candy in the mag.

Thanks, Kelly, my Floridian cheerleader.

Melissa, congrats to you for your publication in Somerset Studio! Bravo!

Thanks, Jacq. There's a magazine out there waiting for your art . . . ;-D

Thanks for dancing with me, Marie.

Sherry, hope you use that link . . . ;-D

Stephanie, it's been a while. I hope you're all better and getting your hands dirty with paint and glue. Thanks for visiting.

Thanks, Regina. Hope your show was successful!