We move forward from two successful exhibitions in 2016 in Prague and in the USA to the challenge of an exhibition in the Netherlands in the Autumn. We continue to work on A2 sized pieces in portrait format and will be producing four pieces over the year with the theme of 'Freedom'. An essential part of our art is working in series to a common format which does give us all a framework for our creative endeavours.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Quilt nr. 3

I am taking serious liberties with the theme of our first year. Who am I, where am I....well, quite frankly all over the place! For my third quilt I made a huge jump from Johannesburg (the previous quilt) to Australia (where Dijanne lives )via Veldhoven in Holland (where I bought this lino-print from Dijanne)

As you all know, Dijanne has been wokring on her Sentinelles for quite a while. In her book she says she wants them all over the world. Well, this green Sentinel has found a home in Belgium. I started by painting the image with fabric paints to try and make it more my own. I found it quite a challenge and quite difficult to work with someone else's image, especially because I know and admire Dijanne's work. I absolutely did not want to copy her in any way and deliberately did not look at her sentinelles while I was doing this piece.
In the end, I am happy with the result. My idea was to use this quilt as a symbol of women reaching out to one another.


  1. Gorgeous colours Laura and it is different from Dijanne's - what an inspirational graphic to start your design ideas with!

  2. You almost had me fooled. It's lovely piece - and a great interpretation from someone else's original design. I like the way you have 'dressed' her.

  3. She looks so serene and calm, as though she has her life under control. I too love the colours you have chosen and the quilting in the background.

  4. I like the way she "glows" and your use of color is very effective.