Monday, February 06, 2006
Elizabeth and some folks on the DD list have been talking about shisha mirrors, so I thought I'd post my only attempt at one ... in the upper right corner of this little 4" piece. The stitching says, "Mariah needs her Mama. She purrs even while she's biting me - Ouch! Sandpaper tongue. Sweet sharp kisses. Only crunchy food please. No bouncing! Velvet fur and tuna breath Yum."
I made this little piece in a Susan "Lucky" Shie http://www.turtlemoon.com/ workshop at QSDS (Quilt Surface Design Symposium) in 2004. You can click on the image for a larger view of how the shisha mirror was stitched into place.
This started as a black-and-white photo of only half a face -- I thought I'd "just" flip the image to make a whole face, but it was harder than I imagined. Then came the fun of playing with colors and background ... I like the result, and this may become an art quilt.