Monday, April 11, 2011

I love that moment when you realize that you must draw it, photograph it, or sew it.  Whatever the medium, I think finding inspiration is the most pleasing when it comes unexpectedly.  Below is a beautiful example of inspiration found.  Denyse Schmidt's inspiration appeared while exploring the aged interiors of a Shaker Village. 

"On a 2007 pilgrimage to the Mount Lebanon Shaker Village in New York State, Denyse saw accidental, raw beauty in empty, decaying interiors awaiting renovation. Knocked out doorjambs, random linear gashes in walls that exposed ribbons of lath, and cream-on-cream layers of patches in the plaster, would visually translate into the minimal piecing design of these quilts." DS Quilts


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