Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Art Knows No Holiday, and Weekly Square #40

Thanksgiving morning I was cutting up some celery, and I noticed how lovely the root was after I had chopped the stalks from it. I couldn’t help myself; I stopped making the stuffing immediately, grabbed some fabric and some paint, and started stamping:

celery stamped fabric

Here’s a close up of one of the celery “roses”:

celery stamped fabric closeup

I also had some really nice fibrous-paper, disposable washcloths I had brought home the hospital. I had previously painted a couple of those, so I grabbed them and stamped them as well. These are hard to photograph; because of the texture of the paper, the paint comes out very luminous:

celery stamped paper1

celery stamped paper2

Finally, here is last week’s 6x6” weekly square. Influences: Thanksgiving (what else?): “My cup(s) runneth over.”

zWeek40

14 comments:

Michigoose said...

These are really lovely! AND low calorie. ;) Thanks so much for sharing.

margaret said...

Lettuce and cabbage work well too ... and I might try brussels sprouts next.

Robin said...

I had the exact same reaction Thanksgiving morning but was not as motivated as you. They are so so pretty that I am sure they will turn up somewhere in my future work.
Can't wait to see what you do with them!

Rayna said...

These are very cool! Thanks for making me smile this morning.

Karen said...

Love the celery. What a super idea. Thanks for posting it.

Janice Paine-Dawes said...

Pretty cool! who would have thought something so simple would be so lovely.

Wen Redmond said...

Very cool- Celery always makes me think to stamp but I never followed though. Good For YOU!

Approachable Art said...

Veggie stamping is a hoot, isn't it? You got great results (but how'd the stuffing turn out?) and I love your weekly quilt. :D

I haven't been here in a while and I need to remedy that- your blog is going up to the top of my list so it won't get lost in the daily, "Oh lordy, I can't sit here and read blogs all day, I have to get to work!" routine, which makes me miss too many wonderful blogs like yours.

Sam's mom said...

Intrigue made me stop and look! I'm a strong believer in you and your talent! Why the anonymity?--Eleanor Levie, EleanorLevie.com

Roberta Ranney said...

This is the kind of thing that makes me proud to be an art quilter! How many people would abandon the half made dressing to go use the celery to do a little stamping? These are delightful and gave me a needed laugh this morning. Thanks.

norma said...

These are great and they really do look like roses. I never wold have guessed. I also liked your "my cup runneth over" card, a favorite expression of mine.

brenco1 said...

How great to show us how to work in the moment. Great idea.

Rachel Murphree said...

Michele -- I too had noticed how rose like the celery base is, but never thought about stamping with it. Way to go! Rachel

Sherryl said...

What a very cool idea and I love the fact that art called so strongly that you dropped everything for it. Hmmm, I have some brussel sprouts in the fridge! Results are wonderful.