Monday, 20 February 2012

Tribute to a Closet Hippy!

Well, Jennie (Miss February) most certainly set a Brit Bee challenge this month alright!

We had to come up with an art quilt of either our faces or something that represented ourselves.

My profile picture was my starting point:


Which got turned into this, with the help of the wonderful Jan (thank you!):


And after much thought, deliberation and a truck load of playing, I've ended up with this:

Finished size: 25" x 16"

Despite not being born in the 1960's (just) I'm convinced there's a hippy in me waiting to get out!  So I've used  my love of colour, mostly vintage scraps and flowers to release my inner hippy in this art quilt challenge.


The face was the most challenging part, and I'm not convinced I got it quite right, but at least my kids could recognise me in it!!


There is iron on interfacing on the back, which made the f.m.sketching a bit tricky, but I got through it.


All in all I'm really happy with this and wish I could have one of my own!!  

I've no idea what Jennie is going to do with all our mugshots, but a big thank you to her for setting us this fab challenge.  

Keep your eye on the Brit Bee flickr group as February finishes, for all the other amazing art quilts.

Peace maaaaan!

28 comments:

  1. Wow! You rose to the challenge beautifully. Great job!

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  2. Seriously impressed!
    (And I was born in the 60s!)

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  3. Woah! Psychadelic cosmic chick! Gobsmacked!

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  4. Oh my! You certainly rose to the challenge. Amazing result. Di xo

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  5. Fabulous!You really rocked this one :) Very recognisable!

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  6. That is so great! I think it works really well, you can definitely recognise its you!

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  7. wow, this is amazing! Well done to you!

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  8. You rose to the challenge indeed but I am certain the real one is prettier!

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  9. Judith, you have outdone yourself, this is a fantastic piece of work. well done

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  10. Wow what a great job you did. you must be ver7y pleased with that and yes I can see the likeness too.

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  11. Oh Jude you've done a fabulous job! Reallllly nervous about doing it now... lol

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  12. It's brilliant Judith! You've put the fear in me now too.....

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  13. Cool Dude! or should that be cool Jude! Fantastic all the same, shamed I still haven't done mine yet.

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  14. Very cool, love how you did this!

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  15. OK - you did brilliantly - way better than my effort - you were feeling the love!

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  16. Looks great Judith! Loving the highlights in your hair!

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  17. Hi J, this is totally awesome! (and recognisable too!) Love the flower-power feel to it...mine's still in pieces and my mouth looks like a fish (I'm going to have to unpick it!) x

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  18. This is amazing!! Great job!! I love it!

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  19. Great work ! I have to tackle mine next weekend. Oh that dammed song. Do you know how often people have given me renditions of it in a drunken state. I am sure you suffer from the same.

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  20. Love this and the hippy element!!

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  21. That is so brilliant!! So are you going to San Francisco? :)

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  22. That is a very wonderful block and great job on the portrait, it does look like your photo!

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  23. Wow what a challenge and you've executed it so wonderfully! Congrats...bet you're gutted you have to part with it!

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  24. Wow judith, I'm amazed! Love the autograph too!

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