Thursday, December 22, 2011

Challenge 64 - Weather

Fast Friday Fabric Challenge #64                           Due: 12/31/11
Whether the Weather is Wetter or Whiter             Host: Tobi Hoffman

At the time that I was asked to host a challenge, we in New England were awaiting the onset of Hurricane Irene, and although it had “calmed down” to a tropical storm by the time it reached us, it was still a big storm, and it got me thinking about portraying weather in art.  So, look out the window!  What’s the weather in your part of the world?  If you prefer, you may pull out a memory of another day or another place, when the weather was more dramatic, but weather is weather even if it’s bright and sunny, and so would be fair game for this challenge.  Accentuate the weather aspect so that you can imagine being out in the rain, snow, wind (or lack of wind), sun, cold or heat, sunny or overcast. All styles, traditional, representational, non representational, realistic, stylized or abstract, are acceptable of course!

And since I have come up with such an alliterative theme for this challenge, try to embody a rhythmic element to your work, a repetition of form, or shape, or line, or color, but not exact repetition – after all, no two snowflakes are the same!

Weather and art
Not a quilt, but the weather is the basis for the complexity of this art:
Nathalie Miebach: Art made of storms
Historic weather art:

Joy Garnett:

Children’s Weather Quilt project:

Painting Like Pro: How to Paint Weather Elements:

Weather in Quilt Art
I used this piece as a sample in the first challenge I hosted, but it is certainly relevant to a weather-related challenge:
Exhibition: A Change in the Weather

Any of these quilts could qualify for this challenge! Hand/Eye: Weather Quilts – Clare Brett Smith:

Elizabeth Barton:

Projects due December 31! And one final word: Have fun with this!

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