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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Lucky Me, Lucky You: Give Away!

I have been sooooo lucky this week:

I scored beautiful antique quilt blocks at the local quilt show,



I found this,

I made this, 


And I won these from the Dragon Threads blog:

Jane Sassman's Card Set
I find it interesting how nature inspires so many people in so many different ways.  Jane's work is inspired by the flora and fauna around her, as is mine, but our interpretation of those design elements are so different.

How does nature inspire your work?  How are you influenced by the work of different artists?  More importantly, do you feel lucky???

I have a packet of fiber and paper collage materials for three lucky followers of my blog to be drawn on Friday.  Here are the rules:

1.  Leave a comment below, answering one of the following questions:
     a.  How does nature inspire your work?
     b.  How are you influenced by the work of different artists?
     c.  Do you feel lucky?
2.  Make sure you leave your email address so I can contact you when you win.
3.  Each question answered is a chance to win...  If you answer all three questions, that is three      opportunities.  Please answer in separate comments to make my life easier!  I will use a random generator to determine the winners and notify them on Friday.

Good Luck.  And my wish for all of us is that not only do we feel lucky, but we create opportunities for luck to find us.

13 comments:

Kit Lang said...

How does nature inspire your work?

I always seem to be making trees in one form or another, or landscapes or seascapes, and when I wandered away from that I made a wood witch.

So thus far, I can't seem to get away from nature! This makes sense to me as I see the presence of G/god(s) in nature and never feel more spiritual than when I am in the woods.

Kit Lang said...

How are you influenced by the work of different artists?

I don't know if I'm influenced, exactly, it's more that I am inspired by their work and their techniques and want to see what I can produce with their knowledge.

Kit Lang said...

Do you feel lucky?

Boy, do I!

The first thirty years of my life were more challenging than most, physical and sexual abuse as a child, the death of one of my children as an adult, two bouts of cancer, living as a poverty stricken single mom as a result of those cancers and student debt... *phew!*

But in my 40's I changed me and so changed my life - now, at 50, I'm living the life I always dreamed I would - well loved, content, fulfilled.

You bet I feel lucky and I don't take a minute of it for granted! :)

YankeeQuilter said...

How does nature inspire your work?

I draw a lot of inspiration for color pallets from what is happening outside my window. Today I found myself pulling out lots of autumnal fabrics with punches of bright yellow (the mums in my garden.)

YankeeQuilter said...

Do I feel lucky?

I found a penny while out walking the dog this morning...I was well enough to walk the dog...I have a great scottie dog...the trees are starting to change down by the river...I feel pretty lucky!

Loralei said...

How does nature inspire your work?

These days, I am finding that I would like to create my interpretations of nature, as I am so very new to the idea of art quilting.

I've also found that when I am getting ideas, I am prefering to work in the colours of the current season. For instance, I woke up today, wanting to use orange, red and brown... :-)

Loralei said...

How are you influenced by the work of different artists?

I have been immersing myself in other artists' blogs, to gain inspiration and insight. My biggest influences come from learning a few techniques that will create an effect that I really like, and then I play with it in my head, on paper, then on fabric, so that I can put my own "spin" on it..

Loralei said...

Do you feel lucky?

Every day!! I have the most amazing family- a ten year old daughter who is my muse, a loving partner who puts up with (and sometimes tidies up) my creativity, the coolest dad ever, and a great extended fam.

Every day that I go to work, I am surrounded by great people; I am healthy, and I am lucky enough to be able to dothe things that I enjoy.

And, this week I won a DVD from Diane Doran - I can't wait to learn what she has to share!!

Thanks, Vivika, for the giveaway - I think that I will try to host one, even though I don't have many followers on my blog.. Five Fat Quarters sounds nice.. :-)

Merete said...

Lucky you - lovely Quarters ♥
Often thinking of you - will soon write you a mail ...

Ruth Anne Olson said...

I am most at peace when I am surrounded by the beautiful natural world. I photograph it--always have. Many of my photos find their way in one form or another into my quilts, sometimes directly, sometimes in an abstract interpretation.

Ruth Anne Olson said...

Like Kit Lang, I gain inspiration from other artists, sometimes trying their techniques. I like it best when something clicks in my mind my mind as I gaze upon the work of an artist. I love to examine the way artists use color and texture.

Ruth Anne Olson said...

I have always felt lucky, even if my life has not always been a "bed or roses," to coin a phrase. I am so fortunate to do many things well--not expertly, maybe, but pretty well. Because I have a love of learning, I have studied many disciplines. Thus I have been able to have a wide variety of jobs that I've loved.

Every time I take a hot shower or cuddle under the covers in my comfortable bed, or sit down to dinner, I feel so very lucky. I wish all the world were a lucky as I.

Nina Lise Moen said...

Hmmm, I'm not sure about feeling lucky, but I do feel blessed every day. Even on the bad ones.

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