Donalee Kennedy

Artist, Designer, Quilt maker

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100 Trees in 30 Days!

Hi, I'm Donalee and I'm a full time studio artist.  I retired after 25 years from silversmithing 3 years ago. I'm loving skillshare!  The item I've chosen is the TREE.  I've been working on a 'Abstract Tree' series of art quilts (quilts that will never be used on a bed, but hung on the wall) for the past couple of years. I LOVE trees!  Project photo is a 4'x4' wall quilt titled '5 Generations Pine Tree' I made for a show I was involved with.  It reminds me of a tree I and 4 other generations of mine have picniced under over the past several decades.  

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I did the exercise with the word association and that was helpful.  I felt like I had a ton of ideas, I have to admit I think in the back of my mind I chose a tree because I'd have lots of good ideas about them since I've been studing them for a while now.  But after doing a few, I feel a little drained??  Weird!  

Here are #1-9 of my 100 trees. 

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I'd say I need a little work on my techniques, wouldn't you say? But it's freeing knowing this is more about the ideas!   

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10-14 are printed from rubber stamps I carved out of scraps.  15 is markers. 

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This has been fun today.... I've got more done but no time to upload today.  There will be more tomorrow!  Thanks Faye this is a really great exercise. 

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