Girl on Yellow Quilt
My great grand father on my mother’s side, I only knew in pictures and, later, stories. He was a small man with a mustache. He came over on the same ship from Bohemia as did his future wife, the mother of my mother’s mother; and they both settled in Saint Louis, Missouri, where they later met through friends… for the first time.

A tailor to the CEO’s in Saint Louis, He did pretty well, I guess; because they owned a lot of Real Estate. The daughters were dressed like models. Only later, when I was studying fashion design was I told about his work. Strange I didn’t know before. The stories I heard were always about the scientists, doctors, inventors, and entrepreneurs in my Dad’s pioneering family. Not the two little Bohemians, whose eyes and nose I have.

He made a quilt, hand-sewn of course, a yellow quilt, that I have always cherished. It’s the softest cotton. I can’t imagine that any of these fabrics were from men’s suits. When I use it, the quilt seems to bring good dreams and deep sleep and some feeling I have not yet discerned. Whatever its magic, sleeping on the yellow quilt, or under it, is my kind of “fine”. -F.A. Moore


Digital work by F.A. Moore, July 21, 2009.
Dimensions: 5000 × 3350 pixels
PSE 1/Mac
Girl, digitally brush-painted; background, photocollage and textures.

Special thanks to stock providers, FantasyStock for model reference (“Jody”) and orange Portulaca flower reference, CAStock for white orchid reference, and xylofonflickan and Smoko-Stock for textures. Background is the artist’s own life-collage.

When I was working with my “Rebirth” series, something I changed turned the “quilt” to this gorgeous golden hue. I just had to share with you, not only the image, but some of the memories and feelings I experience upon seeing it. Thank you for reading.

FEATURES

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2009-07-24 Girl on Yellow Quilt in Art Nouveau and Arts & Craft Movement

2009-07-24 Girl on Yellow Quilt in Digital Brushstrokes

2009-07-23 Girl on Yellow Quilt in Color Me a Rainbow – Orange



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Comments

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 5 years ago

    PLEASE VIEW LARGER

  • Enivea
    Eniveaover 5 years ago

    A wonderful story with the image.

  • I appreciate you, Enivea. Thank you.

    – F.A. Moore

  • indyjill
    indyjillover 5 years ago

    What a nice, sentimental story to compliment your lovely image. I have a quilt made my mother and one by my grandmother and understand the comfort and closeness you can feel by way of your grandfather’s quilt.

  • Ah, yes. Your comments always hit the heart, Jill. Thank you.

    – F.A. Moore

  • LeilaniMelayna
    LeilaniMelaynaover 5 years ago

    F.A., I just love your work, sincerely. I realized it was not a close-up when the swans were missing! Got ya! Rebirth of Venus had beautiful swans & was also similar, yet different to this image. I especially love reading your words that go with this image. My grandfather on my Dad’s side was by trade an upholsterer. I found it interesting to read about your grandfather on your Mom’s side! I am so glad you came forward with this fact. He would be so proud of your hard work & your style! I’m so glad you have the treasured binky! This beautiful image is so spiritual in my mind.

    Smiles Leilani

  • Nice to know I have a fan in you, Leilani, and that the story hit a chord. Thanks so much.

    – F.A. Moore

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezover 5 years ago

    how incredibly cool is this story , so nice to know some history of family , and to know you get your nose from :).. wow, i love your work Frannie. this is divine, and comforting.. what a blessing to see .. and I can just imagine how special feeling is that quilt.. this is gorgeous and special

  • Thank you, Isa, for your wonderful comments.

    – F.A. Moore

  • whitehawk60
    whitehawk60over 5 years ago
    Very beautiful picture!
  • Thank you Whitehawk. It’s one of my personal favorites.

    – F.A. Moore

  • Elena Oleniuc
    Elena Oleniucover 5 years ago

    Splendid work, love it !

  • Thank you, Elena. See you in 2.5 hours for your artist reception at Solo. :D

    – F.A. Moore

  • And thanks for the fav, too. :D

    – F.A. Moore

  • webbie
    webbieover 5 years ago

    What a beautiful story and great memory…goes beautiful with art Frain:) hugggz

  • Thanks, Thelma. :)

    – F.A. Moore

  • RajeevKashyap
    RajeevKashyapover 5 years ago

    absolutely great.

  • Thanks so much, Rajeev!

    – F.A. Moore

  • LeilaniMelayna
    LeilaniMelaynaover 5 years ago

    You are so thoughtful, F.A., you are welcome!

    Smiles Leilani

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