- Laura Krasinski
- I was 53 in June. I feel like I'm 30. I live in Cold Cold Wisconsin. But, I love it here.. I found fabric and quilting about 8 years ago.. I fell in love with it.. I also enjoy paper art.. I'm not sure how I kept my sanity before I started doing art. I found rubber stamps about 10 years ago and have gone on to anything and everything.. I have been blessed with creative talents and love to express myself in art. I have 2 children .. one girl who is 15 and a boy who is 17. My husband and I love to hunt,canoe and just enjoy the outdoors together.. We all love the outdoors and go up to northern Wisconsin as often as possible. I'm a 14 year breast cancer survivor.. you can view more of my art at http://laurakrasinskiquilts.blogspot.com www.picturetrail.com/barngirl or my teaching, lecture and vending schedule here http://laurakrasinskisartontherun.blogspot.com
Thursday, November 01, 2007
My Journal Quilt is in Houston
My Journal quilt came to me one Saturday morning.. I have always wanted to make a quilt depicting the way I feel about having houses being built where the Blue Herons nest. The area surrounding the Herons nesting trees was never to be developed. Well, now it is developed. There are only a few houses in the area but, I am sure there are more to come. And their back yards are the dead trees with the Herons nests in them. I am surprised that the Herons still come back to their nests to raise there young.
I started with the backround. Simply the sky, the marsh, and the river that runs through it. I found some photos of houses and placed them on the quilt. Then I cut out a tree and started adding bits and pieces to depict the marsh and the neatly groomed yards where the houses were. As this quilt came together I decided I wanted to use the actual houses in the quilt. So I took my camera and photographed a few of them. Then I printed them, along with some Blue Herons onto fabric sheets. Once I got the background done and sewed down I fused on the houses and Herons.
I was having some fun putting different colors of Angelina Fibers under the river to make it look like it was shallow and deep and just for some color.
Then I started to do some thread painting… I haven’t had much experience with thread painting but, I caught on quickly… and it was fun.