Saturday, December 27, 2014

Artistic potential

What interests me is seeing how my young grandchildren, Ruby, Marli and Araluen approach their drawing activities. I give them the pencils, pens or crayons and don't impose criteria usually. However for this exercise I asked the older two to draw within the assigned space on the white fabric. They also kindly gave me permission to use their work in my work. It is a privilege to watch my grandchildren realise their potential. Will their artistic potential blossom further in the years to come?
Artistic potential- detail
9 3/4"w x 26 1/4" [25cm w x 66.5cm]
Materials: Cotton fabric, fabric crayons, paint and pens, batting, thread.
Techniques: Drawing, colouring, machine quilting. 


  1. Your piece certainly speaks to my grandmother heart.

  2. Fun piece, Sue! I'm sure they enjoy being part of your piece - and perhaps it will inspire them further.

  3. Sue, happy New Year! What a creative idea to create with grandchildren! You’re a lucky grandmother. I hope I can create with my grandchildren someday. Thanks for sharing the lovely work.