Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Three B's


DSCN0047 Three B's
Originally uploaded by sukipoet
A painting done last year. The woman is after my great-grandmother of my same name who quilted until she died at 95 even though she was blind. The three b's are spelling, honey and quilting.

5 comments:

Cris in Oregon said...

Wow 95, blind and still quilting. was her name LYNN? lol.
Great piece of work.

ANDREA said...

Cris's comment makes me smile, and I like this painting. Went to flickr to see your gallery which is very nice! I especially love the beeswax collages, they speak to me cause they are so rich and the composition are great.

sukipoet said...

Thanks Andrea. I just started using beeswax so have a lot to explore but I like working with it even just plain beeswax without pigment.

Lynn said...

This is a wonderful painting and a wonderful story. I wish we could enlarge it to see all the detail. Really, quilting while blind? By hand of course.
Amazing. And until 95. Wow. I should be so lucky.

Lynn said...

I figured out how to change the sizes. Wow, wow...such detail.
This also reminds me of Bee Season by Sue Monk Kidd...Did you read that book? Another woman with a blog did a painting of a queen from the book and sold it to this author. Great story too. True.
I do love this picture Suki. The quilt feels real to me.