Today, it’s time to stretch the definition of mosaics.
In my mind, using bits and pieces of paper, fabrics, and trims to create works of art firmly anchors quilting and scrapbooking in the mosaic making tradition.
Lisa Tutman-Oglesby is one of the “soft” mosaic artists I admire. She started her blog about the same time that I started mine. Although we’ve never met, I feel as if I know her.
According to Lisa, she’s a true crafter at heart. She loves just about everything, including card making, quilting, rubber stamping, stenciling and even dollmaking.You can find instructions for making the thread board (above) in Lisa’s October 18, 2007 post entitled "Never Bored with a Board of Thread". It's a really easy project to make-FYI.
Lisa was selected as one of Memory Makers magazine’s 2007 scrapbook Masters. Throughout the year, her works were prominently featured in the magazine. You can see a few of them on the magazine’s website.When it comes to making album pages, Lisa says her inspirations often come from the pictures she works with.“I choose the paper and embellishments to match whatever colors are in the picture. I also see potential scrapbook layout designs in just about everything, including billboards, road signs and magazines. Once you become a die-hard scrapper there's inspiration in just about everything,” Lisa notes.
In regard to her love of quilting, Lisa says, “My twin sister often wonders about my fascination with cutting up lots of fabric into tiny pieces and then sewing it back together. Of course, true quilters at heart understand that's precisely the fun of it. I love strolling through quilt shops searching for beautiful colors and creating my own mosaics out of the colorful fabric that I find. I have a huge stash of fabric just waiting to be put to good use when I find the time and perfect pattern.”Lisa told me that a saleslady in one of her favorite quilt shops once warned her (as she was walking out the door with a bag full of fabric) to keep her hands on the wheel and off the fabric until she got home.
“I thought that was so funny--and quite astute,” Lisa says.
Luckily, Lisa heeded her advice!
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