Saturday, March 04, 2006

Monsters Inc./Quilting Arts Spring 2006




Have you ever seen Monsters Inc. ?I love that movie. It makes me smile just thinking about it. In it, Mike, the round green monster with Billy Crystal's voice, gets all excited when a commercial comes on, that he participated in, & he has been obscured by the company icon as it comes on the screen. All you see of Mike is his legs & an arm, but he's thrilled to be on there, & later, on the cover of a magazine with the same picture. I thought of this today, when my friend Jackie came into our Alaska Fiber Festival board meeting, & congratulated me. I said, "Thanks, but for what?" She told me my purse has been published in the spring issue of Quilting Arts Magazine. I'm tickled pink, but wonder, is it going to be like Mike? Hidden in a big pile of other pieces, more exciting & more beautiful. Of course my copy hasn't come yet, & it's driving me crazy! Here it is. My Reverse-a-purse. Both the purse & matching small purse are reversible, made from raw silk, that I dyed (shibori methods) & over dyed to get the colors. I made the strap on my sewing machine with yarn & threads & silk rovings. I embellished with lots of beads, & threads. I made the polymer clay forest face button. Well, even if it's like Mike, I'm feeling pretty blessed.

7 comments:

Kim said...

Deb - The purse is lovely. I love the idea of reverse a purse but I'd be afraid to put anything inside! Congrads on getting it published.

Kat said...

I love the purses and the straps look pretty neat too. Congratulations on having a picture of your purse published.

MJAPA said...

That is so cool! Can I buy this magazine at a newstand? Or is it one of those obscure quiter things? I will pick one up if I can go get one.

Allison said...

Your purse is gorgously displayed on page 62. It was my fave of the whole batch! (And I entered one myself, which didn't get published. You can see it here...)

http://www.allisonaller.com/bags/BG-Detail01.htm

Anyway, you did great and it is beautiful!!!!

Kay said...

This is absolutely lovely! As a former purse maker, I am very impressed--mine were never so wonderful.

Scrapmaker said...

Congratulations on being published. This really is a work of art. Jen

Granny Fran said...

I heard that the Spring QA was out but hadn't looked for it yet; now I have even more reason to look. The purse is gorgeous. Don't know the pattern for that quilt, but I love it, it's my kind of scrappy depression era quilt.