Pop Art and Play-Crafts

I found some divine inspiration this week, y’all! Who knew I would come all the way to Tokyo to find an American Pop Art exhibit, but like most of my life, it was meant to be. 
If you’re not familiar with Pop Art, it is a wonderful source of inspiration for quilting. I encourage you to check it out. You’ll undoubtedly be familiar with Andy Warhol and his appropriated Campbell’s Soup Cans. However, there’s much more of his work that deals with repetition, colour, and form (all pivotal components of quilt making). I had to sneak the picture below!
You’ll also find many other artists that contributed to the Pop Art movement who took everyday objects and turned them into art, which, is what so many of us are trying to do. Oh, and I randomly saw this today, and it just made me happy to know, that Cher will live on forever in fabric, which is soooo Pop Art-ish I could have painted myself neon.
I heart Cher too, babes.
So while I bask in the glow of Marilyn Monroe, and then fondle the additional fabric I bought today (Did I just say that out loud? Um, yes, I went back to the fabric district and found more Echino), why don’t you go check out Anne at Play-Crafts #MSBHQAL guest post about the block’s origin and some tessellation tips. Her math skills are fanatical and I’m sure she’ll leave you impressed!
See you for Freshly Pieced’s WiP Wednesday! I’ve got lots of projects to share tomorrow!

7 Responses

  1. Paula says:

    epp! Tokyo and shopping fr fabric? So very jealous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😛
    Love Andy Warhol and giant Cher as well! xx

  2. Point me to the fabric district and let's tell our government that we want a fabric district too – in each State! xx

  3. Sooli says:

    So is this a little getaway or are you over there for work? Wondering how much fabric Mr Sparkles knows about – hard to hide if he's there too!

  4. Katy Cameron says:

    I think your wallet needs you to come home soon ;o)

  5. Jen says:

    So jealous of getting to go to Tokyo and shop for fabric! Love that Cher bag too.

  6. Glad you are having so much fun in Japan with Alyce! I'm just a wee bit jealous 🙂

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