My blog is generally about quilting and often about family. It's also about inspiring creativity and expressing it. And so today, I'm going to tell you about the artwork that my son, Devlin, has been doing. The piece below was his Christmas gift to me. The artwork is created with a phone app called Sketchfree 1.0 and it's done when you draw with your fingers on a touchscreen. He has done a number of really cool sketches with the app. And I mean really cool!! I got to choose the one I wanted and I chose this one. It's called "Crystal Forest" and the photo does not do the work justice.
He's done a few for friends and as much as I like the artwork, part of what makes the pieces so unique is the way he frames them. The piece in the photo below is titled "The Spider Inspired." It was created for Felicia Mitchell. The design looks like a spider wove web upon web. The print is accented with black velveteen and the corners are mother-of-pearl. Very cool!
This print was created for his friend Paul's birthday. It looks like a spinning wheel that is smokin'. Again, the detail in the framing, really makes the print stand-out!
This is a close-up of the print.
Sometimes, something as simple as sticks can become art. Devlin created this piece with just some sticks/twigs removed the bark, smoothed them, and left the wood unfinished. They represent the number 5 which is the date of my son's birthday. My camera does not do this piece justice either. The fabric background is deep burgundy velvet, not nearly as rosy red as the photo shows.
There are more projects he's been doing lately and I'll share more about them in future posts. I can see his Sketchfree designs printed on fabric and wouldn't it be cool to take one of the designs and enhance it with some quilting in metallic threads? Then maybe one could add some beading or bronzing paints...........or who knows? Anything that would allow ............. creative expression is all good!!
Now tell me, what is your favorite thing to do for .............. creative expression?