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fabric collage and original drawing
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109 – Ta-Dah!

March 7, 2021

Bet you’ve been curious as to how the separate elements of my amusement park scene will look together. Pinning the pieces to…

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 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…

quilt studio design wall with drawing traced onto fabric
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97 – Rolling Along

January 16, 2021

I have three remaining feet of drawing to trace onto muslin. I taped foam core board to the wall as a temporary…

art studio design wall showing work in progress
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96 – The Tracing Begins

January 15, 2021

A little struggle ensued between me and the 11’ long drawing, but we finally came to an agreement. The horizon line needed…

Artist Susan Polansky using a laser level in the art studio
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95 – Let Me Get This Straight…

January 12, 2021

This design wall is made of two 4’ x 8’ Styrofoam panels covered with flannel. I won’t be able to work on…

animated .gif of art quilt in progress
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93 – Moving Along

January 4, 2021

My thoughtful husband put an overhead camera set-up on my studio ceiling. My work takes a long time to go together, so…

Polansky, Fun Fear drawing
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90 – Quilting Fear

December 12, 2020

Intimidation by size of project and social media hesitation will not stop the forward progress of Susan Polansky’s art quilt.

stitched artwork by Susan Polansky
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57 – It will be a quilt!

July 27, 2020

You’ve seen a lot of drawing, but have I mentioned that I intend to make the final piece of this project out…

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35 – Facing invisible barriers

May 16, 2020

What do you do when you come up to a barrier? Do you shirk away from things that scare you, or do…

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9 – What is reality?

March 19, 2020

For my next quilt: Topic: fearSetting: amusement parkStyle: believable reality Have you ever thought about different kinds of artistic reality? Photorealism strives…

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5 – Waiting for ideas to float by

March 9, 2020

“Adrift’ was my last quilt. It was unplanned. I missed being absorbed by an all consuming project, but nothing was grabbing my…

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1 – Find out what I’m thinking

March 1, 2020

Art Work … there’s a lot of that required to make an artwork. Follow my latest project as I bring it from…