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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Vertical Gardens

While on a recent vacation in North Carolina we enjoyed these examples of vertical garden art on the exterior of the Belk Store in Aberdeen.

Here's a closer look . . .

and an even closer look . . .

Well established succulent plants are displayed vertically in a box frame. These have a watering hose around the perimeter.

They look like small quilts!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

When White is Right

Very few of my quilts incorporate true bright white. 24/7 is one of them. This detail image shows how a striking pure white background creates a sharp contrast for the hands of the clock (5:00 o'clock).
Sometimes white conveys a realistic concept such as the puffy white cloud in this close up of Good Morning.
Just a touch of white makes eyes come alive as shown in this whimsical sheep in my quilt, Footloose. Always add a bright white highlight in the iris of eyes.