Halloween Inspirations

I love love LOVE this time of year.  I know I’ve said this before, but I’ve got to say it again — I LOVE IT!  October 1st I start decorating our house (which, as an old home, lends itself well to the spooky).  I even made another Halloween themed quilt this year – although I kept my promise to Terry by only purchasing one new decoration piece (a salt and pepper set in the shape of two eyeballs, in case you were wondering).

In addition to the quilt, I made two more art pieces in honor of the season.  The first art portrait I made was Poe (see my “Ah, Fall!” post) and I wanted to follow this up with an individual who has similarly inspired me – Alfred Hitchcock.  “The Birds”, “North by North West”, “Dial M for Murder” and “Psycho”, of course.  Brilliant man – knew how to hit that vital fear button and never missed for me. 
Here are the two pieces.  One a side portrait, the other is Hitch  surrounded by symbols from his more famous movies.  Let me know what you think! 🙂


I have always loved the process of transforming pieces of fabric into quilts. For years I collected scraps, just to be sure I'd have the right piece for the project at hand. Eventually, as my skills progressed, my hobby grew into art. I moved from simple quits, to 'landscape quilting' and then eventually onto portrait work. I am new to the art field and am self-taught, learning from my mistakes as well as from my successes. I create my images using only fabric and thread. I remain true to this limitation for two reasons; first, I love the challenge of finding new ways to depict ever more challenging subjects. Second, fabric work remains my true love. I enjoy the hunt for fabrics; where other artists might blend oil paints, I love finding that perfect shade or pattern for a specific need. I refer to my style as "gestalt impressionism" for one needs to take a step back from my pieces to get the whole picture. My view point changes by what is influencing me at the time. Recently I've begun to focus on the journey of the individual. I enjoy working on portraits of people whom I feel have lead interesting lives.

Posted in Art Quilts, Halloween
2 comments on “Halloween Inspirations
  1. OMG! These are amazing Marence! You need to get in a gallery!

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