Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Completed Today

The challenge topic - Favorite Movie

This sounded easy at first but proved to be a bit difficult. Many of the movies I love and the parts that make me love them are more concepts and not readily expressable (a new word I just made up!) in 2D art. But someone reminded me of Fiddler and I knew at once that was what I wanted to do.

I love this story. I laughed...I cried.  And many of the lines and songs from this movie are a part of our life now.  One of my favorites is when Tevia is talking to God in the barn about wishing he were a rich man.  "Would it spoil some great eternal plan...if I were a wealthy man?"  And the relationship with his wife and the loves of his daughters...so many faces of love and devotion.

Fiddler On The Roof - Kelly

This piece has all kinds of my own fabrics - hand-dyed, snow-dyed, discharged, ruching, confetti dyed, stamped, drawn on, painted. Only the fiddler is not my fabric but black Kona.

I have a couple of other pieces that will be completed by Monday. LOTS of handwork these coming evenings!

11 comments:

Regina Dunn said...

what a great job selecting the fabrics for this piece. Each fabric is perfect just where you put it. And the composition is also very well done. I like this quilt a lot.

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Wil said...

Lovely, well done!!

Beth said...

Your piece is AMAZING. And isn't it satisfying knowing that you not only created the composition but all the fabric as well. Brava!

Nienke said...

It´s very special, it shows your love of fabric and this movie, well done!!

Anonymous said...

LOVE it, Kelly! The composition, the colors, the softness.

Beth (#3) said...

Wonderful!!!

(Except... now I am humming along and probably will be for hours.)

Kelly said...

Thanks you guys for all your encouragement! Very much appreciated! Oh and Beth#3 - sorry about the song repeating in your head all day LOL!! Glad it wasn't just me!

Rose Stites said...

Love it! It's remarkable. This is my husband's all-time favorite movie. Whenever it's on tv he watches it. You do amazing work!

39b27570-4f15-11e1-a7f2-000bcdcb8a73 said...

Our work is delightful! My most favorite movie and play. No movie or play has touched us like Fiddler on the Roof. Many years ago my husband and I went to several Fiddler productions at the old St Paul Auditorium. Our seats were so far away from the stage that we brought big old binoculars. Without asking us about our seats, an usher just signaled us to the stairs! Tradition!!

39b27570-4f15-11e1-a7f2-000bcdcb8a73 said...

OOPS, I meant YOUR work is delightful! No movie or play has touched us like Fiddler on the Roof. Many years ago my husband and I went to several Fiddler productions at the old St Paul Auditorium. Our seats were so far away from the stage that we brought big old binoculars. Without asking us about our seats, an usher just signaled us to the stairs! Tradition!!