Monday, August 1, 2011

Yes, In Any Language by Jan Girod

This is not the quilt that I set out to make. How many times has that happened to you? The idea of using the word "Yes" in several languages was part of my thought process for this challenge from the beginning, but not the techniques used or the end result. Once again my daughter had to flat out tell me that I was hung up on the techniques, clearly they were not getting me where I wanted to go and that I needed to forget the plan. Well she was so very right. I actually had to grovel tonight. I thanked her for the "kick in the pants", that I actually love the way this piece turned out and that it is probably better than expected. Actually kissed her cheek in gratitude for her bluntness...which by the way she is very good at.

I am sorry that the colors in the photo's seem so different, I wanted to get these posted and did not wish to take time to set up my photography lighting. The top photo is the accurate photo, but in order for you to see the writing clearly I had to illuminate my design wall with my work lamp.

New Word for August and September 2011

a flat shape with four sides of equal length and four angles of 90°
any square-shaped object
an area of approximately square-shaped land in a city or a town, often including the buildings that surround it
a particular space on a board used for playing games
the number that is the result of multiplying one number by itself

or have a look at

Use what you want of the meanings and technique possibilities within the work.
I wish you happy and inspiring hours working on this.



And here it is:

The YES, which is as important as the NO.
Yes, I will go on - no, I do not give up.

The fabrics (old linen sheets) are hand-dyed or screen-printed and were waiting to be used - even the YES.
The yarn matches the blue fabric and puts forward the blue screenprint pattern.

Screenprint with water solubale waxcrayon