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Finding Janis (Acceptance!)

Happy dancin over here to find out that my #FindingJanis art quilt is going to Houston Quilt Festival!  The Power of Women Special Exhibit was curated by Jamie Fingal & Leslie Tucker Jennison. Once again ladies, you have opened the floodgates of inspiration!
Size is 24" x 70"  (2ft by 6ft)





Lots of process shots below but here is the final full and detail;  and my artist statement:

"Janis Joplin was my inspiration for this work in tribute to her contribution to Rhythm and Blues and for women in the entertainment industry. She was unique and accepted in all her every day glory and encouraged women singers to breakout of the corporate mold and be more authentic."
Techniques used: Hand-Appliqued, Hand-Quilted, Hand-Embroidered, Hand-Embellished, Machine-Pieced, Machine-Appliqued, Machine-Quilted, Machine-Embellished, Painted

The yellow butterfly was found a few years ago at a store selling 'naughty lady' stuff.  I couldn't resist.  I had it in…

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