Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Finally DOing IT!

How exciting is the moment you ACTUALLY do what you have dreamed of?
Very!
I have owned a HandiQuilter for three years (purchased at Quilt Show by the Sea 2006)-- the purchase was made to draw with my needle. It sat in my studio for a while jut taking up space... then in a box. Last summer I pulled it out and purchased the table, FINALLY!
This year I have committed to learn to use it or to get it out of my studio (it's large!).
So far this year I have quilted five lap quilts. Utilitarian in nature to get my feet wet and learn some basics about my machine...
Well I decided enough was enough and have started a drawing... (Based on current drawings from Contemporary Realist Academy)

So here she is in process... to the right, on top, is a slide show of the process of creating the head (really just her hair).
What fun!


Please let me know what you think!



7 comments:

lyric said...

oh so totally cool!
Beautifully done portraiture.

This is the month that my own handi-quilter gets USED!!! after sitting and waiting almost a year for me to catch up on deadlines.

Can't wait.

Marti L said...

This is so wonderful. I love that the lines have curves rather than sharp edges.

norma said...

That's pretty amazing. When I looked at the bigger view and saw all those loopy lines and what you achieved with them. Wow! I love it!

Virginia said...

Beautiful -- very original. She is lovely.

pierced1 said...

I have no clue what a handi-quilter is...but it looks pretty cool.

Brenda Groelz said...

Nysha, Your work is beautiful and I am very happy that you are accomplishing great things with your HQ Sixteen Sit-down machine from Handi Quilter. We're very proud to be a very small part of your success. I hope you're enjoying all of that SPACE for quilting!
Best regards,
Brenda Groelz
Director of Marketing & Education
Handi Quilter

Ann Renee Lighter said...

Beautiful work and such thought provoking questions posed on your blog. I have enjoyed reading your posts.
I met you once many years ago when you were visiting your family. I am their next door neighbor. Small world !
My blog is here too:
http://www.annreneelighter.blogspot.com/
Your quilting is amazing!