I Love, Therefore I Am
Anyone who has ever shared life with a pug knows the truth of the title for this portrait of our beloved pug, Pigwidgeon. Officially he is our younger son's dog, a birthday present in third grade. Now that Eli is nearly finished with college, though, I get custody!
I used the same set of fabrics for all of three quilts--Boo, Yoda and I Love, though clearly this quilt has a wider range of hues. I repeated the blue batik that is in the background of the cats' quilts for cohesiveness, in this case in Widgeon's face. My blurb for I Love, Therefore I Am reads:
Yoda, the love of my life, tells me that Mom has done a good job on my portrait. Mom and I were sitting on the porch in late Spring even though it wasn’t quite yet warm enough, so I snuggled under the blanket and kept her company (and warm) one afternoon. I don’t see or hear very well any more, but Yoda tells me the picture shows how much I love everyone in the whole universe, especially him, my boy, Mom, the rest of my family, and well, the whole world. (Pigwidgeon is a 12 year-old industrial-sized pug.)
Size: 20 by 20 inches.
Materials: artist dyed and commercial cottons, screen printing with original screens and textile paint, wool blend and cotton battings, Mistyfuse adhesive web, polyester thread.
In the collection of the Smith Family.
All images and text are © copyright Sarah Ann Smith. Reproduction of any kind is expressly prohibited without written consent.
Sarah Ann Smith
Hope, Maine 04847 USA