Monday, October 27, 2008

peace, love, vote


Only one more week left of ugly name calling and finger pointing and blaming. I'll be so happy to see November 5th arrive. The way I figure it, our country is a mess no matter who wins this one. I'd just like to see a little tolerance all around. People in my state are really fired up over one of the propositions this year. I just read in my very tiny local community that 2 people were arrested for removing signs for one side of the battle and there is a $2,000 reward to find someone who removed signs for the other side. What happened to freedom of speech? Seriously.

When November 5th gets here, we are still one country. No red, no blue. Just Americans trying to live our lives. So, that's how this little art piece came to be. I've been wanting to try my hand at some small art quilts combining cloth and paper. Today was my first shot at it, not great but it's a start. I learned that you shouldn't make holes first in your paper if you are sewing it to fabric. I remember how much I like hand sewing and how much I like working with fabric. This little piece measures about 5" x 6". It's my entry for this week's Mixed Media Monday lock and key challenge.

Supplies used: Stampfrancisco image stamp, CTMH letter stamps, gesso, staz-on black ink, various markers, vintage lace, piece of vintage mattress pad, vintage key, purple metallic thread, handmade flower, black brad, and the cutest little hanger that I got at the scrapbook expo this weekend.

17 comments:

runningonink said...

OH MY HEAVENS- this is wonderful! I love love love this to pieces! I agree I can't wait for the election to be over.

LostLuggage said...

A huge mess this year indeed.. Prop 8 stirring up all kinds of trouble..signs defaced, stolen, kicked down.. I'm really nervous to put anything up. A very sad situation.

Jennifer said...

Tami, you said it very well and your lovely art also states it well. A beautiful piece.

Beth said...

It's a wonderful little quilt, and I share your sentiments regarding the next week. :)

Kris Dickinson said...

Tami this is fabulous!

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh Tami this is brilliant.
Wonderful piece of art. Love them.

Anni's Art said...

Wonderful fabric art.

indybev said...

VERY creative approach to the challenge! Good for you. Also, I agree heartily with your comments about the election. Let's hope whoever wins they can restore our country's good name (and our mutual funds!).

http://indybev.blogspot.com/

Lesa said...

This is so delightful. :)

vintage wil said...

great work ! its beautiful.

Traci G said...

Amen, sister!!!!!!!!!!!!

Far North said...

Oh yes, may we soon get on with starting anew!
So glad you are doing some mini quilt work...Love your first one!

christie said...

Tami this turned out great!!!!!! I agree with you, in the end we are all in the same place just living our lives to the best of our abilities. I love this little piece of art.I think you should hang it in the window of your car to spread the word!!!!

maddy hill said...

love the little make on you made for the cute hanger - it looks fab Tami !

mixedmediamonday said...

Tami, this is a wonderful little quilt! Amazing that it's your first one! Diane

Michelle McGee said...

Really nice!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanh said...

This comment comes super late as the decision has been made (and one I'm also happy about may I add), but this was a very well written post regarding politics, Tami.