Friday, April 29, 2011

the moon has a face...


like the clock in the hall;
She shines on thieves on the garden wall,


On streets and fields and harbor quays,
And birdies asleep in the forks of trees.

~ R. L. Stevenson



a primitive quilted fabric from the civil war era 
provides the base for many layers and textures



hand stitched tiny treasures light up the night



a rusted bell with a secret hidden crystal clapper
and a driftwood hanger


textile art quilt 
available in my etsy shop




32 comments:

suziqu's thread works said...

Dear Lisa - this little art quilt is truely stunning!!! So many treasures hidden and unhidden! with an array of different threads, ribbons, scrims, antique laces. The hand stitching is so pretty over the text and love the little clock face. All in all this is truely exquisite!
Hugs to you my friend,
Suzy

Becca said...

A stunning and brilliant piece! I always look forward to your art.

Terri said...

Love this...every last detail!!!

stregata said...

This is awesomely beautiful, Lisa!!!

Dorthe said...

Dear Lisa,
another most gorgeus piece from your clever hands.
O ,love the embroidery stitches all over-in the shining thread-and the pearls you have added, as moon shine- and so beautifully textured,is your moon-piece.
Fantastic!
Happy week-end, and hugs
Dorthe

Jo Archer said...

Beautiful, Lisa. So much detail.

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

A stunning piece of work Lisa. I 'bigged' it so I could get a good look. Such an elegant and beautiful piece! Lovely details everywhere!

Silke Scheller said...

Your work is marvelous!
Silke

Chris Gray said...

The fabric and embellishment combination is perfect Lisa!

I love it....

Debrina said...

Exquisite, Lisa!!! Perfection!

Mila said...

Simply wonderful!!!I love it!
Hugs & Smiles,
Mila :)

Folk Heart said...

I am completely besot!

La Dolce Vita said...

absolutely stunning....

mairedodd said...

oh, lisa - this is so rich and varied... it is absolutely gorgeous... and the history of the fabric just adds so much - life gets busy and it can be hard to work... but boy, when you do, you produce such beauty! cannot wait to see your role in the blog hop...

Bunty said...

Absolutely stunning piece of art - it is so beautiful.

Thanks for sharing it with us.

Barbara

Astridbears said...

Dear Lisa,
the quilt is fantastic!! I love mix media and your blog is so wonderful and very lovely. I´m a follower now
happy weekend
Astrid

romantic decay said...

Stunning piece Lisa!

Luthien said...

oh wow!! so very pretty! the soft textures of the fabric juxtaposed with the bits of metal treasures create a beautiful romantic relationship.

Kathy said...

What a fabulous creation...so many layers and each one is simply beautiful.

Riki Schumacher said...

WOW, Lisa, just wonderful as always. You always knock my socks off with your talent. Hugs, Riki

Ottilias Veranda said...

Beautiful as always! The moon is inspiring and sometimes makes it hard to sleep!

hugs
Liisa

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa
Wow , this is beautiful i love the colour and wonderful different textures and such meaningful words .
Love Lorraine x

kecia said...

it's beautiful - love that sweet little old rusty bell!

see you on the tour,

xoxo,

kecia

Diane said...

Oh Lisa! I never know where to start. You are in a class all of your own! This is absolutely magnificent. The details are mind boggling to say the least! I love everything about it! Happy Sunday to you! xoxo Diane

In the Light of the Moon said...

Wow Lisa,this is beautiful.Kinda speechless here..Stunning!!Hugs,Cat

ger said...

I agree with all 19 previous opinions...;)

Guriana said...

stunning!!!...absolutely stunning!!!
xox
guriana:)

Barry said...

L - love the little treasures and stamped bits that are incorporated into the work - great balance. B

diane cook said...

Lisa...this is a gorgeous piece! Full of layered goodness =)

Suzi Smith said...

oh wow... gorgeous!

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

How wonderful and dreamy is this! It's incredibly beautiful and feminine. I adore it Lisa. Hope you are well. Love and best wishes, Carolyn x

alteredbits said...

lisa, this is just stunningly gorgeous. every little stitch and thread and strand of your gorgeous silk -- absolutely divine! i am just blown again -- so very in love with this piece!!

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