This is what popped into my head when I came up with the challenge word. It has been my focus for quite a few years and I feel like I am getting closer and closer to reaching some of those stars.
Of course my first thought was to make hands and stars, but I just couldn’t get the emotional connection with it that way.
I found this beautiful Jenny Beyer fabric in my stash and it reminded me of watching sunsets growing up on the farm. It was magical the way the sun would set and the stars would pop out one by one and then there were millions as the Milky Way would appear.
Climbing trees to touch the stars was one way to get closer to them. I also enjoyed swinging as fast and high as I could go. I would stretch my toes out as far as I could to reach the stars.
I always make my quilts 12” x 12” but this time when I auditioned it framed 11” x 14” it was the right way to go. I followed my gut and did what my art told me it needed.
I added twinkling stars that are little Swarovski crystals.
So sit back and enjoy watching the stars appear as you reach out your hands, heart, and dreams to them.