My mum sews. She always has. For our 18th birthdays, she made each of us (my two sisters and I), beautiful intricate quilts for our bed. A gift that was like a personal modern right of passage.
When Osc was a baby, my quilt was damaged in a washing incident. It is still perfect and useable and treasured, just faded and bleached out. One day when I was probably going a little mad from hours of breastfeeding (he was always a very hungry baby) in our tiny apartment, I started painting that quilt. tiny stars, with patterns enclosed in them. A portion of that painting is my header above.
Since then, one of my watercolour loves is to document my mum's quilts. An artwork of an artwork. Above is Osc's crib quilt. Flying geese in mainly thirties style fabrics. Still used to snuggle under when watching cartoons or reading books on the couch. In fact, it currently lives in our lounge room.
I'd like to offer this up as my second work for sale. An original watercolour and gouache painting of Oscar's flying geese. Painting measures approximately 15 x 24 cm centred on a sheet of Archer's A4 watercolour paper. $45. If interested email me at imogeneve(at)gmail.com.
If anyone would like to me to paint a 'portrait' of a textile piece that has personal significance to them, then of course shoot me an email too. x