Thursday, April 12, 2007

Pelican


I made two pieces featuring a pelican swimming. As I live at the beach, I am lucky to see pelicans swimming but mostly flying and diving. What graceful creatures they are in the air and floating on the waters. I was challenged to begin the pelican series (well, I believe it'll be a series) when a potential client asked if I could do a pelican. So I made two. The client loved this one and bought it. The other will be hanging at the upcoming art show. I raw-edged appliqued the pelican, quilted it along with the background and borders, then highlighted the bird using Shiva oil paintsticks (which I love).

4 comments:

Beverly said...

Both pieces on your blog are lovely- I look forward to seeing more work! And, the blogging will get easier and less time-consuming.

Where in Florida are you? I'm seriously considering a relocation to the West coast, near Tampa where my son lives.

Joy Ely said...

Beautiful, Diane!
I am glad I'm not alone in trying new and intimidating things. :o)

Your work is fantastic!
I've bookmarked your blog so I can check in regularly.
Blessings!
Joy (from QuiltArt)

Marlene said...

Super birds....they look ready to sail away from the quilt!

Keep up the good work and good luck at Jacksonville!

Diane said...

Beverly, I live in Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island - top NE corner of Florida - almost in Georgia.

Hope blogging comes easier.


Joy from Quiltart, thank you.