Creative Play: Mail Boxes

Continuing with my creative play, I started working with my photograph of farm mail boxes.

Creative play with Ellen Lindner. AdventureQuilter.com

It seems that I always need to start with something very literal .  True to form, I first sketched the mail boxes.

Creative play with Ellen Lindner. AdventureQuilter.com

Creative play with Ellen Lindner. AdventureQuilter.com
That wasn’t very exciting, but it did make me think of some other mail box photos I had.  (Remember, my plan was to take all interesting detours.)  The photo below was taken in the little village of Madrid, NM.

Creative play with Ellen Lindner. AdventureQuilter.com

I loved the crooked boxes and there were many other interesting ones nearby.  This time I did my sketching in the computer, combining photos and auditioning several different background options.

Creative play with Ellen Lindner. AdventureQuilter.com

Creative play with Ellen Lindner. AdventureQuilter.com

Lots of options.  What if I use an outline “drawing” of the background buildings and vegetation with colorful mail boxes in front?  Hmm.

I don’t know if any of this will find it’s way in to a quilt, but I DO know that I did a lot of creative experimenting with these exercises.  Which makes each of them a SUCCESS!

Ellen Lindner

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  1. Pat Greenberg says:

    Madrid is where they filmed the movie Wild Hogs. It’s such a funky eccentric little town. I love it.

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