Thursday, July 12, 2012
I have always been attracted to Nike--the greek goddess, not the shoes. My name is derived from her's and who wouldn't like the idea of victory. I have always held that promise of victory in my heart and known through all the struggles that victory is at the end.
This quilt came together surprisingly quickly. I'm especially grateful of that fact given all the end of school and early summer activities happening these last few months. I found an image of Nike with her wings folded back and down on an ancient vase. From there I made a sketch and zoomed in on the wing. I cut the various pieces out of fabric paper I already had made and sewed them down to a quilted, painted background that I've had in my stash for years. I then added a wash of gold paint around the wing because a goddess has to glow. I'm now ready to fly with her wings and claim victory.