Quilt Testers In Action

Quilt Testers In Action


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Briefly Caught Up On The Creative Cues

I took advantage of the hot weather to stay in the air-conditioned room and carve stamps. Creative Cue Number 21 was speak. I had a lot of difficulty with this one. I finally decided on a girl's head with lines coming out of the mouth indicating speech. When I finally sat down to do it, the words insisted on adding themselves. Of course I carved them backwards the first time....

The next word on my to-do list was Creative Cue Number 23, road. For this, I made a version of our favorite hairpin turn, on Rte. 2 out in North Adams. This is one of my favorites.

Next up was bulb, Creative Cue Number 24.

When I did this one on fabric, I had it on top of a paper towel, and the texture of the towel came through, creating an interesting effect.

When I started work on  Creative Cue Number 25, egg,  I ran into more difficulties. I really didn't like the finished product. Not wanting to waste the block, I flipped it over, and carved the negative of the image I had already carved. It was much nicer this way, and I learned that I can get two stamps on one block, if I'm careful. Here is the one I like.

And finally, this weeks word, Creative Cue Number 27, nail I was thinking about the roofing nails that I've been finding in our yard. I made this one so that it can be tiled, if I'm very careful about placement. I put some lines around the edge to help with this, but I will still have to curb my tendency to daydream when using this this way.

Whew! What a relief to be caught up! Sorry for the glare in some of the pictures. They would have been better if I had waited till morning, and taken them in daylight. But of course, a new word will be out in the morning, and I will not be caught up any longer!

Check out the links to the cues, or The Three Creative Studios Forum for other interpretations of these words.


Terri Stegmiller said...

Oh my gosh, you have been busy. These all turned out great Karen. I'm so jealous that you are caught up. Oh by the way, I just posted the new word, so now you aren't either....LOL!

Lisa said...

Wow. You've done a lot of beautiful work today!

Katie :o) said...

What fun! I love the egg stamp :o)

Gina said...

These are great!!!
I hope Ginny is doing well.

Michele at Sweet Leaf said...

Nice job, Karen! I love to see the block prints. You are ammassing quite a collection! Your nail looks like the nail I imagine Martin Luther nailing the 95 Theses to door of the Cathedral in Wittenburg. Goes right along with Speak for Protests. ;-)