It’s the fourth in the series: Family Stories. I’m not sure who took this photo of my mother as a young woman during the depression at work in a cigar shop.  It was most likely one of her brothers. I love this shot.  It just brings the viewer right there past time and place.  This art quilt is in her honor.  In case you’re wondering, those tiny bundles sewed onto the cloth are my offerings to the ancestors pictured in each quilt. Hope you like it Irma Muriel Bushee-Doucette!

Family Stories 4.

Posted by:turtlemoonimpressions

The natural world is phenomenal and so much of the man-made world - our architecture, our cities - are stunning accomplishments. They exist hand in hand in both beautiful expressions and sometimes disastrous manifestations. Our entire existence with the natural and the invented is intertwined – each dependent on the other, even as my art evolves, each breathing in the wake of the other. Surface design is one aspect of the process that I love. I thoroughly enjoy the play with color, value and construct, particularly the improvisation which starts with one thing, an idea, a glimpse of a vision, perhaps something that captures my eye for a moment in time and it grows organically. I become focused on whatever piece I'm working on and follow my muse to find my way.

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