Friday, 4 December 2015

Ernst Denied Computer Privileges

A few days ago my middle son Ernst received a parcel from New Zealand. In it was this gorgeous mini quilt, called Ernst Denied Computer Privileges! It was made by Mathea Daunheimer, an American textile artist living in New Zealand, who, like Ernst, loves dragons and is working on a series of small pieces featuring 'inner dragons'. The series was born when her son called the first dragon Mummy Without Coffee (read more about it here on her blog). Knowing that Ernst loves dragons, she asked what released his inner dragon - well, not getting to use the computer usually does that!

Here is a close up photo of the dragon. Mathea first 'draws' the dragon on the fabric using free-motion quilting and then colours it in using textile paints. On her Facebook page you can follow her dragon-making process.

Mathea and I met online in 2009 and we finally caught up IRL in April, when I was visiting my Dutch friend in New Zealand. Thanks again Mathea, for this wonderful gift!

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