Sunday, March 20, 2005

Interview Thread Answers:

I thought it'd be fun to do one of those circulating blog-to-blog questionnaire thingys so here are my answers to Karoda's (from the AQ ring) questions.

1. What is it about Modigliani's paintings that you find inspiring?
Pure vanity. When I was younger I was told that I looked like one. I find it to be kind of true--esp. when I was thinner, lol. Like the paintings, everything about me's a little, well, long. Other than that, I like the "quiet" sense and simplicity of them.

2. Have you made an ancestor altar quilt? If not, will you?
Definitely! So funny you ask because it's on my list! They are always always with me. I was raised by my grandmother and my great-grandmother and I were very close. Every year I still spend time at my family's home in the country--which has been in the family since the 1800s. I am in line to be my family's historian and I've done genealogy so my ancestors are so real to me now.

3. What are your personal quilt art goals in 2005?
Since I am a relatively new quilter, my goals are to improve my skills, continue to create, create, create, and stay on track as I find myself fighting procrastination and being overwhelmed by all of my ideas a lot.

4. What do you like about being in a guild?
Having found a community of creative, supportive, like-minded folks who "get it." They see my potential as a quilter rather than the beginner that I am.

5. Have you found nexus points for your writing and quilting, design-wise for your art quilts?
Yes, which is why art quilts appeal to me so much. Now I can tell a story through my quilts too.

Thanks for the thought-provoking questions Karoda!

**If any of you want me to interview you like this, post a comment saying "Interview Me" and I'll send you five questions. Then, post the answers to your personalized questions and include an explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post. Woo-hoo!


Karoda said...

Elle, What a pleasure to read your answers to all the questions. Truly!

I googled Modigliani after reading it as an inspiration...I tell ya, I learn so much from blog reading, but the quiet sense is a good description for what I saw. Now, the answer to #2 gave me goosebumps...I could have replied very grand and great grand passed away when I was in my 20's leaving for the first time on my father's side of the family only 3 generations living...and although I haven't been active in about 10 years, I've collected a great deal of genealogical info and artifacts, photos, from both sides of my family...hardly a day goes by that I don't remember something of my grandmothers, they both where a major part of my life for so long.

Where is the "country" for you?

hangeth in and have a great week!

Elle said...

Thanks! I still have both grandmothers and a great-aunt with me and I am happy for that every day. The "country" for me is near Louisa, VA and that is where I am happiest.

Sharkeysday said...

Want to interview me?