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self actualization in a discovery mode

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Army Brat

This the is quilt that was accepted into Houston's Festival Gallery of Art Quilts competition, Memories of My Childhood.  My quilt's title is "Army Brat" .  I grew up living  20 places in 16 years as a military dependant.   The first thing that came into my mind upon reading the theme of this competition was moving vans, displacement, and my father's recommendation that I bloom where I was planted (for the moment). This picture was taken by a friend that was fortunate enough to attend the show and kind enough to send me a picture of it hanging with the ribbon.  I used multiple techniques and like the piece because of the personal connection that I have to it.


Sarah said...

Great piece. And well done for getting a ribbon (I feel very lucky to have given 'Time to Rest' a home and I can see some of the techniques used in my piece were used in Army brat)

Debbie S. said...

I can so relate to this quilt. Dad was in the Coast Guard we moved all the time. Love your quilt and congrats on the ribbon!