Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Sandlyn's Gameface...
~a fabric copy of a painting. I wish I had a picture of the original, but you will have to take my word for it- it looks very similiar. I couldn't figure out how to snag the picture from photobucket- I am so technology challenged! This is one of the wallhangings I quilted up last week. Told you I was doing something quilty! I just didn't want to unveil it until it was in the rightful owner's hands!
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The original artwork was painted by a sweet little girl named Sandlyn, the daughter of a childhood friend of mine. She has spent a lot of days, weeks, months in hospital. This picture was painted during one of her more recent recoveries and I loved the big ole smiley face in the middle. The color blocking was what drew me to it- all quilters would notice that first. You all know how much I like to translate childrens' artwork into fabric, but as I pieced and sewed and appliqued, I found that under the smiles there is a lot of... well, maybe knowing more about pain than anyone should. Certainly more than any child should. Breaks your heart, huh? So if you'd lift up a prayer for her, I know she could use them.

6 comments:

Isobel said...

More than happy to say a prayer for her...how nice of you to reproduce her artwork in fabric.

Quilt Pixie said...

I'm sure your prayers will wrap her in love as she snuggles under the quilt...

Julia said...

What a fantastic thing to do! I love it! I will certainly say a prayer for her.

Peni said...

Lovely rendering from a heart of love. You a beautiful stamp wherever you 'go.' XOXO

Darcie said...

You are the sweetest. What a beautiful translation of Sandlyn's work you've completed.

Art can be full of irony, can't it. An artist can work through so much pain...and yet when we view the masterpieces, we are overcome with joy.

jovaliquilts said...

It's a great quilt, from what must have been a delightful painting. It is heartbreaking, but also heartwarming that through all that she could paint something as happy as that.