Journal Quilt #16

4.23.07.Journal Quilt, originally uploaded by creativelenna.

(printed on fabric on the back is the entry below)

April 23rd, 2007 * Journal Quilt Number 16 *

CHANGES . . . That is the theme of this week’s journal quilt. I started with a paper image from the Tallulah’s Drama Queens Sheet I found at Alpha Stamps. I like how when I used both images together, the woman looked like she was turning one way and then another, changing direction. I laid the paper images onto a piece of favorite marbled paper and ripped the edges of the marbled paper first before sewing them together. I used a zig zag stitch down the middle. Next, I sewed the 2 pieces of paper to my fabric square with a straight stitch, like a frame around the edges. On the bottom I added a transparency of new green shoots. I had taken the photo earlier this week while walking and printed it out onto a plain transparency. I added stamping of words and branches with leaves to complete it. This journal entry is printed onto fabric, which makes the back of the journal quilt.

The weather has been full of changes, from cold winter weather in April, to rain & flooding, to 80 degrees and sunshine! I am also changing jobs – I love Flatbread, but my new job at Stonewall Kitchen is a much better “fit” for me.
Another change is that I am hosting 2 new art swaps . . . . please check out the new Blog I created just for these swaps! Change is inevitable, change is sometimes hard, change is good.

“Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.”
-- Arnold Bennett