Wednesday, January 27, 2010

My challenge


I am always in favor for warm and bright colors. Few years ago I challenged myself to work with some pastels just to see how I do outside my comfort zone.
Needless to say that it is still unfinished.

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