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Linda Sharp of North Vancouver, British Colmbia

24 Apr 2009
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"Plums," Linda's submission to our 2010 Quilting Arts "Fresh Picked" Calendar Contest.

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KathleenU wrote
on 1 May 2009 3:15 PM

I love the shading on the plums and the felted frame adds depth.  Wondrful!

marie18 wrote
on 1 May 2009 3:40 PM

They look good enough to eat!  Gorgeous.

DianneR wrote
on 1 May 2009 4:51 PM

This looks as good in the picture as it does in person Linda. well done!!!!

on 1 May 2009 6:37 PM

Juicy and plump. Good enough to eat, or better yet, to hang on a wall for a month in 2010!

on 1 May 2009 6:47 PM

wow, linda, that looks fantastic. the detail is amazing, looks like a photograph. well done :)

silverstitch wrote
on 1 May 2009 7:48 PM

I can feel the juice oozing out as I take my first bite.!  Yummy Scrummy work.


Georgina53 wrote
on 1 May 2009 8:04 PM

Love the sheen on the fruit, really wonderful work!

donna161 wrote
on 1 May 2009 8:14 PM

The plums are beautiful but the fuzzy frame takes the beauty away.

ninwei wrote
on 1 May 2009 8:38 PM

my mouth is watering just looking at it-really lifelike. WOW!

on 1 May 2009 9:13 PM

The framing is distracting, but the plums are gorgeous!

on 1 May 2009 9:17 PM

Juicy, ripe and definitely ready to eat.  I can even smell their sweetness.  Can hardly wait for our own plums to be ripe this year.  Yum.

Pamm67 wrote
on 1 May 2009 9:57 PM

Love the plums and composition, not crazy about the frame, except it is inovative and modern

ecoOz wrote
on 1 May 2009 10:12 PM

Wow - what a fantastic job of shading. They do look good enough to eat.

mloudavis wrote
on 2 May 2009 12:51 PM

Beautiful.  Caught my eye immediately.  Even more impressed the longer I look at it. 

Gia2 wrote
on 2 May 2009 10:17 PM

Impressive and inspiring work, Linda, I want to reach right into that incredible frame and savor those awesome plums!

Gia2 wrote
on 2 May 2009 10:23 PM

By the way, I totally disagree with the others about the frame - it is the perfect color, adds striking dimension and texture, and is very original. Honestly, the piece wouldn't be the same without it - I wouldn't change a thing!

Carol DK wrote
on 3 May 2009 2:34 PM

I completely agree regarding the felted frame, I love it. It adds dimension and texture to the piece, it  completely draws the eye into the piece. the plums are exceptional, want to reach in and snatch one off the plate. lovely. truly lovely.

on 4 May 2009 5:28 AM

Incredibly realistic.  Delicious.

designerann wrote
on 4 May 2009 10:41 AM

Is this a photo.  GREAT composition, plus all the above comments too.

linnerlu wrote
on 4 May 2009 5:25 PM

The fruits are scrumptious, and I would love to know your technique for them. 

I don't have a strong feeling one way or the other about the frame.  I realize that felting is the newest thing, but I don't think I care for it in combination with the beautiful artwork of fruit.  (Makes me think if I take a bite of the plum, I might get some fuzz along with it, LOL!)  I do like the added dimensionality the frame offers, though.

Overall, a gorgeous piece, Congratulations!

Bernadette11 wrote
on 5 May 2009 12:18 PM

I love it.  Unbelievable, you blow me away with every piece.  :)

bethany12 wrote
on 8 May 2009 5:03 AM

Hi Linda...

From Kingston, ON comes a terrific high five and congrats on portrayal of the plums in hand needle-felted dimensional glory - a huge challenge and worthy of the many accolades you will receive. Big congrats from me on a job very well done. Can't wait to see your work in the 2010 QA Calendar! I celebrate the addition of the frame dimension... rock on!

KimE15 wrote
on 10 May 2009 2:42 PM

I was so drawn to the plate and plums that I didn't really notice the frame until I started reading all of the comments.  When I went back and looked I thought, "Wow!  It's the perfect frame for this gorgeous still life!"  So I give it a thumbs up and congratulate you on your cleverness.  The whole piece is stunning!

jneuser wrote
on 12 May 2009 9:51 AM

The plums are yummy looking. The color of the frame just brings out the highlights in the plums. They wouldn't be the same without it. Lovely piece!

ChrisM35 wrote
on 13 May 2009 6:01 PM

Absoutley exquizite. You've captured the shading on the plums beautifully. Congrats on a stunning piece of work.


on 12 Jul 2009 8:54 AM

Wow, from Gabriola Island, BC!  The plums look so realistic with impeccable shading.  How'd you do that? Your work is inspiring me to get up to my studio.