Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Windows to My Soul

Windows to My Soul

Windows to My Soul (detail)

I hadn't been thinking for too long about this new theme, when one day I was looking for something on the Internet and came across the saying "windows to my soul". I knew immediately what I would create for this theme.

My quilt is made with fabric, but details (eyes, mouth, shading and highlights) are stitched and/or painted. The frame around the face mimics the frame around a pane of glass, or window.

11 comments:

Karen said...

Terri, I love your stitched eyebrows, and all the detail in the eyes, they really are soulful.

Terry said...

Lovely. The eyes in your faces are always so striking. These really do provide a window into the heart and soul of this face.

Françoise said...

Very pretty. Yes, the eyes are striking.
And I like the different patterns in her hair.

Diane said...

Terri, this is beautiful. The eyes are definitely the focus, with such gorgeous painted detail. I love how you used printed fabrics so well for the hair! I also love the cropping -- the partial face and partial eye really add to a sense of vibrance in this face.

Dolores said...

Hmmmm. I think, because of the frame, this may be interpreted as "inner," window to my soul or "outer," looking out onto the world. Do you make dolls? Her face is very doll-like and lovely. I love the hair too.

Debra said...

The way you used the fabric for her hair is too cool. I had to look very closely to understand what (if I even do understand) what you did. You are definitely a master of techniques.

A very poignant looking face! Wonderful!

Gerrie said...

I agree with Terri- your painted eyes are so beautiful. I love how you have framed this face, cropping it and giving the eyes more importance.

Jamie Fingal said...

I absolutely love your piece. Her eyes say it all. Wonderful.

Kristin L said...

I agree with everyone else -- your cropping of the face does a great job of drawing the viewer in and the different fabrics for the hair remind us that this is a quilt.

twolimeleaves said...

The cropping is defintely wonderful and your technique is lovely. The gentle colour transition in the hair works really well, too. Dolores makes a good point - you would make very beautiful dolls if you ever have time!

Helen Conway said...

Darn but your eyes are so much better than mine! I learn at the feet of a master!