Creative connections are a funny thing. I unearthed a package of blank artist cards earlier this month. They’re 2″ x 3″ coated cards that you can paint, sketch, collage or bling up anyway you choose. The result is a combination calling card-business logo-portfolio. The little cards got me thinking about a quiltlet I had made for a friend with her logo on it. That thought led to the Challenge quiltlets I made for the place project. That thought led to the Christmas cards I give to my sci fi critque group, and that thought led to what they actually received this year.
Since the holiday season means different things to different people, I planned to combine what this time of year means to me with an impression of what it might mean to someone else. The first thing that came to mind was my collection of Christmas fabrics, then my collection of Christmas and winter solstice embellishments, then my collection of embellishments in general. Since none of these collections shows any sign of magically disappearing, I pulled them out to see how much I could use for this project. By that time, any ideas I had about someone else’s concept of the season went flying off to parts unknown.
My lengthy list of connections turned into 4″ x 6″ quiltlets:
Happy Holidays, everyone, whatever you celebrate!