Saturday, March 30, 2013
CIRCUS for Deb from Pam
Enjoy the fun and laughter of the CIRCUS!
The Clown has always been my fondest memory of the circus.
We are in the process of moving house and things are a little hectic.
Please forgive me if I do not get our next challenge on the Blog in time.
however it will happen eventually.
I would be delighted to have Kay on our team.
Her enthusiasm and interest would only be an inspiration and joy to me.
Friday, March 29, 2013
The circus: exciting, silly, energetic, dazzling, risqué, hold your breath, laugh till you cry, suspend belief. I’ve used clashing colours and patterns to depict this in my little quilt for Deb: “Under the Big Top”. Machine pieced. I have scribbled all over the quilt with a running hand stitch using cotton thread hand dyed by Heather Ridley. Like Lyn, I too was inspired by a circus clown, in this case David McKee’s “Big Top Benn”, and also the brightly coloured costumes of his circus artists. Margie.
Inspired by a magazine cutting of circus posters that I've had for years, I did some research and discovered that they were highly acclaimed Communist era posters by artists of the world famous Polish School of Posters. I really liked the contortionist and added some star sequins to add to the spotlight feel of the circus ring!