SAQA People and Portraits Exhibit, Part 3

Here is the final installment about this exhibit, The Nine Muses by Ulva Ugerup of Sweden.  You can visit this artist’s blog and use the translator (it’s in Swedish, of course) for more information.

www.ulvaugerup.blogspot.com

I love Ulva’s assignment of modern women to each Greek goddess who signifies the inspiration for literature, science and the arts. Not knowing the age group of my readers or interest in mythology, I have given a very brief description of each muse and real person.  As for the poetic muses, they deserted me long ago.

The Nine Muses, SAQA People & Portraits

The Nine Muses, Ulva Ugerup, SWEDEN

The Nine Muses, detail

The Nine Muses, detail

Kalliope, muse of epic poetry, and Edith Sodergran, Swedish-speaking Finnish poet (1892-1923).

The Nine Muses, detail

The Nine Muses, detail

Klio, muse of history, and Emmeline Pankhurst, British political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement (1858-1928).

The Nine Muses, detail

The Nine Muses, detail

Euterpe, muse of music and song, Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter (1907-1954).

The Nine Muses, detail

The Nine Muses, detail

Thalia, muse of comedy, Suzanne Brogger, Danish writer, novelist, poet and journalist (1944–).

The Nine Muses, detail

The Nine Muses, detail

Melpomene, muse of tragedy, Victoria Benedictsson, Swedish author (penname Ernst Ahlgren), 1850-1888.

The Nine Muses, detail

The Nine Muses, detail

Terpsichore, muse of the dance, Isadora Duncan, American dancer (1877-1927).

The Nine Muses, detail

The Nine Muses, detail

Urania, muse of astronomy, and Tina Turner, American singer, dancer, actress and author (1939–).

The Nine Muses, detail

The Nine Muses, detail

Erato, muse of love poetry, and Marilyn Monroe, American actress (1926-1962).

The Nine Muses, detail

The Nine Muses, detail

Polyhymnia, muse of hymns, and Marian Anderson, American contralto (1897-1993).

I am off to work on my self-portrait–I should be able to finish by the weekend, when I will return to my Christmas quilt.  I’ve quilted 4 of 16 blocks.  I’m sing Superior Mono-Poly thread and ran out of #11 needles. I searched for a narrow red and green striped fabric for the binding while in Paducah with no joy.  Perhaps a search on the internet will yield me better results.  Or maybe I’ll just search my stash for a green that would work.  Hmm, I just had a flash of inspiration–make a scrappy red and green binding.  Maybe there’s something to these muses after all…

 

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Hi—I’m Candy P. I live in beautiful Northwest Arkansas and write this blog about quilting. I love the entire process of quilting from design to piecing and appliqué, to free-motion quilting on my Janome. I have been sewing since I was five and started quilting in 1991 with a group in NE Minnesota. We used cardboard templates and scissors and did everything by hand. I have since made traditional quilts, donation quilts and Quilts of Valor; I’ve done paper piecing and foundation quilting but now really enjoy improvisational piecing using scraps from my stash or my hand dyed fabrics and making art quilts. I am also currently trying to finish any and all unfinished projects. I am so far behind I can never die. I have always been a maker, a sewist and needleworker, running the gamut from hand embroidery to macramé, knitting, crocheting, crafts, book binding and mixed media projects. I have taught a lot of handicraft classes including fabric painting, origami, and calligraphy, Dancercise (who remembers that) and my own exercise classes. When I’m not in the garage dyeing fabric or in my studio, I’m at Zumba or walking on local trails and photographing art or whatever catches my eye. I currently belong to Crystal Bridges, AQS, The Quilt Show, NWA Modern Quilt Guild and the Van Go-Go Girls (a local art quilt group). I occasionally make it to the piano and the golf course and enjoy cooking with my husband and generally wreaking some kind of havoc with my daughter. You can read my previous blog at Kandykwilts.blogspot.com but you cannot read my blog as northwind at The Quilt Show, apparently lost forever. I write about my current projects, mistakes and all, and often tell you what products I use (with no compensation). I am open to suggestions about blog posts and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about my projects or posts. Comment or email me. Feedback is most welcome—just be kind.

Posted on May 23, 2016, in SAQA People and Portraits Exhibit and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Some of that rings a bell from a class I took for fun back in my college days. That was over 30 years ago though so I’d forgotten most of it.

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