I'm trying something new but there is one thing I won't do...

Pancakes 32" x 32" by Dawn Allen

Pancakes 32" x 32" by Dawn Allen

You probably know me best for my three dimensional flowers, but for the next couple of months I am trying something new. In my most recent series of flowers I was creating all of my own fabrics. I really got into the fun of designing geometric patterns and I got the idea to "draw" with them. I have a computer "mouse" that looks like a pen and I can use it to draw in Photoshop. I loaded all of my original patterns (designs) as if they were paints on a palate and started drawing pictures with them. It is fun and new for me, because I have never drawn before (other than drawings as a child). My lines wobble a little and sometimes things come out a bit wonky but I decided I like it that way!

I take the pictures I have drawn and get them printed on fabric. Then I quilt over the top to add depth, detail, and drama. 

Currently, I am working on a stack of pancakes- this is the "practice" quilt. It will be a taller poster for a juried show which I plan on entering. 

Pancake detail.

Pancake detail.

So here is what I won't do: I won't let not being perfect stop me from trying this new thing. I won't let "not good enough" slow me down. Soon I plan to apply the technique to my three dimensional flowers and that will be a whole new adventure! 

I created this art quilt, a blue Fender guitar, for our friends as a wedding gift. 16" x 18"

I created this art quilt, a blue Fender guitar, for our friends as a wedding gift. 16" x 18"

I look forward to seeing you at my solo exhibit at the Rinnova Gallery in Westfield MA. The artist's reception is October 7th, 2016 6-8 pm.

Sold: The hollyhock quilt below was available for purchase at the price you choose (Karma pricing). Karma Art Sales are an opportunity for people just like you to purchase my original art for whatever price you want to pay. I offer a piece of art and people fill out a simple form (below) telling me what they love about it and how much they want to pay for it.

Sold: Hollyhocks 5" x 11"

Sold: Hollyhocks 5" x 11"