Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Payback Pear



Tucked in with my Chocolate Lollipop quilt is this more nutritious treat for Gina. It's a long overdue thank you gift for doing such a beautiful job quilting my Bohemian quilt for me. Did I ever tell you guys it got nabbed up in that gallery show I put it in? I thought sure I'd priced it high enough that I would get to keep it. Oh well, I guess money will do for now. I did want the quilt though. Really.



So as a little homage to the one that got away, I sealed some Bohemian on the canvas before I started painting. I love the process of starting a painting where something is already there, instead of a blank canvas. Even when I don't seal a fabric down, I like to paint the canvas one solid or muddled up color before I even know what I'm doing. I usually have a few solid painted canvases sitting around waiting. It's friendlier somehow, not so lonely. Lonely has its place, but friendly is always welcome in this studio.

So Gina, my friend, enjoy and view in good health!

xo,AM

28 comments:

  1. Mmmm, that luscious pear looks just as tempting to bite it to as the chocolate!

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  2. What a lucky lady you are, Gina!!! It's lucious, Anna Maria!!!!

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  3. LOVE it!! So beautiful!

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  4. I love love love that painting!!!

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  5. barbara brandeburg9:36 PM

    I'm dang impressed with how you switch hats so frequently, from fabric design, to painting, to blogging, to kids, to cooking, to chicago....My head is spinning. Wow, you impressed me! I guess I get stuck in one gear too much!

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  6. Wow...I love it...Stunning

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  7. Mary Ann10:44 PM

    Oh my goodness, I love pears, painted pears, threaded pears, stuffed pears...but this one takes the prize!

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  8. Sarah2:28 AM

    That's gorgeus Anna Maria, lucky Gina!! :)

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  9. Love this technique! I was wondering if you'd share what you used to seal the fabric to the canvas? I've been experimenting and am curious about what glues/adhesives other crafters are using....

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  10. Hi there-thanks for the pear praise peeps!
    I use Mod Podge to seal that fabrics.
    xo,AM

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  11. Beautiful as usual, know what you mean about blank canvas - mine are also painted w. acrylics and left for a while before anything happens to them. Thanks for the modpodge tip, I had tried copydex on fabrics/canvas and wasn't too pleased as I tried stitching through the canvas. Will try with that one, as I have to replace the fused glass with textiles in my paintings!

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  12. Did you go to art school? That is such a talent!

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  13. Thanks Kelli! yes I have a degree in drawing. When I tell people that most of them are like "you can do that?" I feel like I haven't left art school yet, still learning everyday!
    xo,AM

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  14. So wonderful.

    I simply adore your work. Inspirational!

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  15. Hello, I'm a web-wanderer (not lurker). I've come across alot of websites with inspirational and creativity! It makes me long for my own passion of artistic creativity. I love your site and I will visit time and again. If you wish to visit my blog, please do so. It's not creative by any means, but I would love to expand into a glimpse of my culture to share with the world. I guess my first investment would be to get a digital camera and start from there. Thank you for alot of your good ideas. I love the pear painting. (another guilty conscious as my 6-y/o daughter wants to get into painting)

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  16. Anna, it's beautiful! Gina's going to flip.

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  17. Anna, lovely yummy pear painting, Gina will cherish it, I'm sure. I was going to ask you what you seal your fabric with but others beat me to the punch. That's a great idea. I agree with you on the blank canvas. Sometimes the color alone that I choose determines the subject after sitting and looking at it for awhile.

    Thanks for sharing :)

    lucy

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  18. Wow! Incredible. A "Cherished Treat" to be shared by all who visit us at the "Threaded Pear Studio". Thank you! thank you! thank you!

    Looking for the goodie package to arrive.

    Cheers.
    Gina and Stephanie
    PS Our website is in the works...really it is. Our quilt pattern series will debut at Spring market. Your pear is precious.

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  19. That is exactly how I feel about a blank canvas... it's just so intimidating! I should try this sometime! THANKS.

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  20. The Perfect Pear has found a home at Threaded Pear Studio. Brilliant idea on using your fabric line as the background.

    Thanks again
    Gina and Stephanie.

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  21. very nice post I am really enjoyed visiting your blog thanks for sharing…

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