In honor of the upcoming 4th of July holiday, I am gifting you with these free downloads of patriotic imagery. (Click on the link below each thumbnail to bring up its full-size version, then right-click —or click and hold on a Mac — and save the high resolution JPG to your computer.) These stereoscope images come from my collection of vintage ephemera. The stereoscope device enabled viewing separate left-eye and right-eye views of the same scene as a single three-dimensional image.
Vintage images really inspire me (see more on that below) and I hope you will find a use for these images in your fiber or mixed media projects.
“Inspired by the Beatles” Art Quilt Challenge
After nearly a year of waiting, all quilt artists who participated in the Inspired by the Beatles; An Art Quilt Challenge created and organized by Donna DeSoto.are now allowed to show off their quilts, and here is mine.
I was honestly surprised when I saw the list of songs that remained, as “With a Little Help From My Friends,” was still on the list. I would have thought that hit would have been snapped up early. I thought it was theperfect song for me, because I have wonderful friends who help and support me in so many ways!
The vintage photo I used is of an all-female band: girlfriends, I am sure! With its music theme, vintage setting and female friends, I thought it was the perfect inspiration image for this challenge.
I collaged vintage fabrics, costume jewelry and more to create this 24" x 24" art quilt.
Inspired by the Beatles; An Art Quilt Challenge, is scheduled to be published a bit later this summer. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first performance in the USA, 150 fiber artists each chose a different song to interpret as a 24" x 24" art quilt. The cover quilt seen here, “Yellow Submarine,” was made by Cheryl Stanczyk.