This was an assignment at my last Free Range Quilter’s workshop. The idea was to use a limited palate to recreate an image. Mine turned out to be a mix between realism and abstraction. The wagon hitch is realistic enough. The rocks and bushes can be whatever you want them to be. I also used this piece to practice the “flange,” that added trim of color around the border.
I found myself thinking how appropriate this image was for these troubling times. We are all being asked to “unhitch” from our normal business of the day, isolate ourselves, with or without our children/family, stop working, shopping, visiting, gathering,…. It is also a time to refocus and find a “new normal.” We have an opportunity to seek among the ashes of this crisis and discover a new perspective, a new birth.
I’m grateful for the arts of music and sewing to keep me busy. I’m grateful to have my husband to share my isolation with. He is my greatest cheering section for all the creative things I do. I hope you all have someone to support you, emotionally, spiritually and physically, during these difficult times.