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Art of the Day: Friday March 04, 2016

american express blues

- by Sara Field

This week's theme: Blocks

block (blŏk)

  • A solid piece of a hard substance, such as wood, having one or more flat side. One of a set of small wooden or plastic pieces, such as a cube, bar, or cylinder, used as a building toy.
  • Printing A large amount of text. A substance, such as wood or stone, that has been prepared for engraving. A set of like items, such as shares of stock, sold or handled as a unit. A segment of a street bounded by consecutive cross streets and including its buildings and inhabitants.

Art: american express blues by Artist Sara Field
Some of the tiny patterns on the inside of envelopes remind me of vintage Sears men's boxer shorts and I have been saving them for a while now.

I used to be a quilter, you know...with fabrics- many years ago, but an unspeakably awful experience swept me away from the craft forever, or not.

I sliced up the envelopes with my paper cutter in log cabin fashion and assembled them on (actually glued them to) several American Express Blue credit card offers that come in the mail regularly. I just couldn't seem to toss those nifty plastic fake charge cards either.

I didn't make as many blocks as I thought I might, but if you step back and squint a little, you will see the sunshine and shadow effect of the black & blue.

My first intention was to do a Snail's Trail junk mail pattern, and if I get really ambitious before this show is over it might magically appear.

Yes, that is a digital mat added to the quilt, I cheated a little.

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Junk mail credit cards on reverse

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