I have an old cedar chest from my in-laws that is full of old photos. Recently I decided to use some of them in my art and I have created the small art quilt you see in the photo.
The pictures have inspired me to create stories for those in the photos. I have included some text at the bottom of this piece which you will also see in the photo below. The piece is 12" x 12" mounted on black wool felt.
I have found it interesting to transfer some of the photos to fabric and then see where it takes me.
Isolating the photos of people separate from their background helps in the process.
I guess it is true that inspiration can be found anywhere! I am working on a second piece now with the woman in the orange dress as the main character.