Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Dazzle Me! 2016

The New Year's mantra or inspirational word fad makes me chuckle. Being of a practical nature, I have had the same motto for many years and it will serve again this year. One less thing to worry about while I concentrate on several major pieces. 

My motto also reflects my unwavering philosophy of art. I want to be dazzled by art, my own and others. Let's face it, life has its bumps. Art takes us above the daily ho-hum, the trials and tribulations. 

Whatever 2016 may bring, I know I'll dazzle myself because of my art practice. The New Year is beginning right as I approach the end of the Pomegranate Tree Quilt, which has been four years in the making. 
The quilting (both hand and machine) is more or less finished and I am now adding French knots and more running stitch quilting for depth.
My tree dazzles me!
And may you be dazzled in the New Year!


arlee said...

I had no idea you were *still* working on this one, thinking it a finished tour de force long ago! Dazzling indeed. And the best of the new year to you and yours, and hoping your homeland settles down and starts making sense!

Mo Crow said...

(((Nadia))) you bedazzle us here with your pomegranate tree, it has "the muchness" (as the Mad Hatter said to Alice) big time!

Ms. said...

May many more fruits ripen into your future.
When you got it flaunt it, I say

Els said...

Well, my dear Nadia, your pomegranate piece dazzles
me ;-) Love it !

Lots of dazzle (and health and fun and colour)
for the year to come !

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

Your pomegranate is just getting prettier and prettier! And DAZZLE seems like a good word for the year. I think mine once again will be LAUGH. I read somewhere that we should spend time with people who make us laugh. I've got that covered, because I make myself laugh all the time. Remember Auntie Mame? "Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving!"

Norma Schlager said...

It certainly dazzles me, as your work always does. Wising you a fabulous, dazzling 2016!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I've never chosen a 'word' for the year and I guess it would suffice to say that 'love life' would be mine....it's a great philosophy and one that never grows old - like your 'dazzle me'. Happy 2016 - may it be filled with love, laughter and lots of creativity.

rtquilter said...

You ARE dazzling, nadia! Well done!! Happy New Year to you and yours.

rtquilter said...

I am dazzled! Wee and truly! Your pomegranate tree is more than Dazzling- as are YOU, nadia!