The image captures the youthful memory of a young boy with sailboat in hand, comparing his treasured toy to the anchored island sailboat. The Caribbean water is electric in the bright noon-day sun as the waves barely kiss the sand at water's edge. The panorama speaks of island living and vacation days spent idly by the sea.
The image was created with Batiks, hand-paints, and quilt fabric. The fabrics give a softer line to the details of each aspect of the idyllic life of a youthful sailor-to-be.
Digital Artist/Graphic Designer Robin G. Morgan has been involved in the visual arts for over thirty-five years. She began her artistic journey as a school volunteer, before becoming an educational consultant, digital publisher, graphic designer, media developer, and middle/high school digital arts teacher.
Fabric Melodies are created with scanned fabrics that are selected specifically for their extraordinary patterns. Using Photoshop, Ms. Morgan designs then constructs each digital image–layer by layer—before watercolor details are added. The process is repeated until each digital image is completed. She chose to use fabrics because of their exquisite line/shape, balance, movement, space, color, texture and light. The challenge was to...
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