SIA Inspiration: Harriet PowersPosted: February 15, 2016
This week’s SIA, chosen by Jen, is a special one – it’s the “Bible Quilt” by Harriet Powers, a former slave and folk artist:
Not only this is a great piece of folk art, there is some amazing history behind it as well. The style actually reminds me a lot of Matisse’s paper cut-outs, but the subject matter and the earthy color scheme are what set it apart.
Onto a piece of SIA-related news: my co-creator, Jess, is stepping down from hosting SIA to focus more on her work and personal life. She’s going to keep Animated Cardigan alive and will try to participate in SIA whenever she can. While I’m sad not to have Jess around for SIA anymore, I definitely understand the need to prioritize, and wish her all the best.
Now, I’m happy to announce that Erin of Loop Looks is going to join us as a co-host! Erin has been a long-time participant of SIA, and I’m sure she’s going to bring some great new perspective to the challenges. And of course, any reader who has suggestions can email the three of us.
So, remember to send your outfits to Jen (email@example.com) by next Monday, February 22, to be included in the SIA round-up, and check back the week after for a new inspiration courtesy of our new co-host, Erin. Have fun!