"A zebra in Central Park?"
Doctors in training are often told "when you hear
hoofbeats in Central Park you should look for a horse not a zebra" but I
would like to think that sometimes it is a zebra that's running wild in the
If you were to meet me maybe you would think
"horse" but I hope that pretty soon you would realize that
appearances are deceptive and there is a wild zebra inside that staid grey
haired exterior... and a fuschia pink one at that!
After drawing a zebra head I chose to get up close and
personal with just a small portion of its face. Using fabrics I dyed myself I
fused the light pieces to the dark background, added shadows of navy blue tulle
and then quilted a free hand design of fern like feathers to add further
dimension and texture. The quilt is finished with a single fold binding.
It was a lot of fun working through my initials
thoughts on the theme and putting them down as a finished art work. I hope you like it!