drawings of a snake slide as exit for a funhouse
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107 – Drawing Too Many Snakes!

February 27, 2021

I spent quite a bit of time drawing and revising the idea of a snake slide as a feature in my amusement…

drawing, fabric collage and painting of computer keyboard
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106 – Steps of Instruction

February 21, 2021

My imagery of a funhouse with a rolling barrel entrance perfectly represents the inviting rabbit hole of the internet, but this amusement…

fabric collage of roof with photo references and original drawing
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105 – Nailing the Roof

February 15, 2021

Does the house top seem familiar? I modeled it after “American Gothic,” an iconic painting by Grant Wood that has often been…

fabric collage eyes
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104 – Eyes Above

February 11, 2021

Above the swirling vortex/black hole/rolling barrel entrance to the funhouse of my quilt, I would like to have some eyes. This part…

images of fabric collage process
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103 – Vortex People

February 6, 2021

Excited to make my first people for this quilt. Upon starting this project, I challenged myself to improve both drawing skills and…

Handi-Quilter Sweet 16, swirl stitched design
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102 – Going in Circles

February 2, 2021

A swirling vortex will be inside the rolling barrel entrance to a funhouse in my quilt. At first, I thought to use…

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101 – Imaginative Play

January 28, 2021

I love how the trap came out so far. I’ll eventually talk about the collage process in more detail, but there’s plenty…

Fabric collection, paper template and Mousetrap Game reference
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100 – How Good is Your Color Memory?

January 25, 2021

My color memory is such that I can go to a fabric store and quite accurately remember the colors and patterns that…

Susan Polansky, drawing, full and detail, reference images
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99 – Putting Reference Images into Place

January 21, 2021

Now I put my collection of reference images to work. Using the magic of Photoshop Elements, I make a quick photo collage…

illustration detail by Susan Polansky, with related reference images
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98 – Reference Images for Translation

January 17, 2021

Reference images are crucial for translating a line drawing into a realistic art quilt. With my intended plan for a 3’ high…