February 2, 2013

Memories of Daisy State Park Art Quilt

In November, we took an RV trip to Daisy State Park in Arkansas.  One of our days there, we found ourselves on a nice walk.  The air was brisk but refreshing and leaves were everywhere.  I picked up the leaf that I used in this piece during that walk.  
This leaf caught my attention because of the vibrant red color.  I did touch it up with a bit of metallic red paint here and there but I did not cover the leaf!  I wanted to add a bit of paint just in case the natural color fades over time.  The red paint matched perfectly so if it does fade, the painted areas will be a reminder of the previous color.  That said, it is varnished so hopefully there won't be any fading.   

Materials used:  canvas, acrylic paints, stamps, willow sticks, Sharpies, varnish, commercial fabric and sewing machine. 

The piece is appropriately named, "Memories of Daisy State Park in Arkansas." 

I like it!  Do you?

With Artful Joy,


  1. I love the simplicity of this, sometimes the simple things are the most effective. :)

    By the way, I love the blog.


  2. Wonderful....I wish I could do art like this! You do such great work! Do you frame them or just stack them and look through them?


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