Friday, October 19, 2007
I joined an Art Quilt Study Group at the beginning of the year. Everyone has an assigned topic each month to focus on. We can make a small 8 1/2 x 11" quilt related to the topic. This was the first one I did on the topic "Trumpets". I began by using a photo of my face, manipulating it in a scrapbook program, putting it on fabric base, adding flag fabric and specialty black fabric to try to produce what looked like the ends of trumpets. No matter how one feels about the war it brings pain and tears and bugle taps for the soldiers brought home to their final resting place.
The trumpet covers the mouth: there is life or death in the power of the tongue. You can choose to use your words to edify and build up another or you can tear down and destroy by the words you speak. Which do you choose today?