Fractured Muse Chronicle
My contributions to Illustration Friday (and other artistic endeavors).
Friday, December 16, 2005
Illustration Friday: Surprise II
Saturday, December 10, 2005
Friday, December 02, 2005
Ilustration Friday: Blue
This is a quilt that my mother (who did most of the actual sewing) and I created as a gift for my mother-in-law. The design is based on a Japanese motif, and we used primarily Japanese materials for it's construction. I found the design in "A World of Quilts: 10 Projects Using Ethnic Fabrics" by Beth Ann Williams. The comforter pictured below was assembled with rejected materials and scraps from this and other quilts. It is tied to a down comforter rather than quilted. As you can see my cats, Prudence, a Bombay, and Anais, a Russian Blue, rather enjoy it.
Saturday, November 26, 2005
Monday, November 21, 2005
Illustration Friday: (Not) Free
Shortly after posting my offering for this week's Illustration Friday, I was brutally reminded there are many in this world who are not free, and slavery is not simply something we read about in history books, or read enough about in today's newspapers. I was inspired by the Polaris Project to produce this collage.
Saturday, November 19, 2005
Thursday, November 17, 2005
Great Wall of China
Photoshop altered image of a photo I took of the Great Wall north of Beijing, which I had the pleasure of seeing last September. Incredible!
This version was built by the Ming Dynasty to keep out northern "barbarian" tribes of nomadic horsemen.
The Ming fell to one of these groups, the Manchus, in 1644. Did the wall fail? Not exactly. Disgruntled Ming generals, hoping to overthrow the dynasty, enlisted the aid of Manchurian horsemen, and opened the gates. But the Manchus proved stronger than these generals expected.
The Manchus conquered China and ruled it as the Ching Dynasty until the early 20th century.
This was also my initial choice for Illustration Friday: Strength.