Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Why 'The Root Connection'?



Since I was a little girl, I had this love affair with anything fiber. The look, feel, textures and colors of textiles brought a certain kind of joy that is indescribable.

Growing up as a teenager, my mother and sisters put their trust in me to shop for them for any and all occasions. I loved putting an entire outfit together for each one of us. I am very grateful to all of them for allowing me to be their personal shopper.

After high school while standing at the crossroads I decided to pursue a degree in graphic design. As much as I enjoyed the art school, graphic design was never really the thing for me! Some 15 years later, I rediscovered fabrics, fibers and colors and started making soft sculptured dolls and quilts.

I love making quilts, drawing birds and houses. I am happiest when I am creating or involved in the process. I am lucky enough to inherit my father's love for gardening and my mother's love for cooking. These days, without a doubt, I am choosing quilting above anything and everything to nourish my soul!

When I am sketching or dreaming of an idea, I am breathing.
When I am selecting colors and textures I feel like a child in a candy store!
When I am creating, I feel connected to my roots.

And so, this is 'The Root Connection'. Welcome to my blog!

-Sujata


6 comments:

  1. I can testify that you are a creative quilter. I've been inspired by you and learned to trust my instincts by watching you. It was nice talking with you this morning. Best wishes with the blog.

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  2. Hi! I'm a friend of Helen's and an admirer of you beautiful work! I look forward to visiting your blog often.

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  3. It's obvious that you have talent, and a way with words! Looking forward to visiting your blog often!

    PS. I majored in Graphic Arts as well, but never had a desire to actually pursue it!

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  4. Will be wonderful to see your quilts as a group. Thank you for the invitation.

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  5. hey the quilts are too beautiful but more imp is the colours you always had a taste for warm and bright colours. your writing is toooo good
    the birds i remember your letterheads the one with birds looking forward to meet you often on the blog

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  6. Rashmi, It is funny that you mentioned the birds, I guess they go long back to my childhood. Just like good friends!

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