Tag Archives: November

Give Yourself a Dream Flower Finds a New Home

SOLD!! Give Yourself a Dream Flower, 38×40 inch art quilt by O.V. Brantley 2016.

My Give Yourself Flowers series reminds me to always be good to myself. In other words, don’t put your life on hold waiting for someone else to give you your heart’s desire.

I have really enjoyed working on this series of quilts, and they are some of my favorites. Maybe that is why they seem to sell so quickly.

Give Yourself a Dream Flower has been sold and shipped to her new owner. I hope her new owner is being good to herself.

 

I Am Dancing in My Heart

I Am Dancing In My Heart, 25 x 27 inch quilt, by O.V. Brantley, 2011. For sale at ovbrantleyquilts.com.

O.V.’s Never Say Never November

One of the activities on our Bali Tour was a Balinese  painting workshop. It was held in a beautiful art gallery.

 

Art gallery

It was good to be reminded how special it is to have time to create and to be taught by a master at his craft.

Master painter in Bali

I am not a painter, but I enjoyed the journey.  Like my quilt, I Am Dancing in My Heart.

The unpainted picture
Progress
Almost finished
My Masterpiece!

When was the last time you did something for the very first time? #ovsneversaynevernovember #bali

Happily creative

Awesome African Elephants in My Garden #3

 

Awesome African Elephants in My Garden #3, 55×49 inch quilted wallhanging by O. V. Brantley, 2006. For sale at ovbrantquilts.com

O.V.’s Never Say Never November

I always knew I loved elephants  They are a symbol of my sorority representing strength. I have collected them for years, and sometimes I included them in my quilts like my  Awesome African Elephants in My Garden #3.  

India and O.V. riding an elephant

I always thought it would be nice to ride one, but I never expected to do so.Well, this is my “Never say Never November, right? I am happy to report that I rode an elephant!

During my vacation to Bali, India and I visited the Elephant Safari Park in Ubud, Bali. Riding an elephant was fun, but being kissed by one was over the top amazing!

Kissed by an elephant

The best thing about the elephants we met was that they seemed happy! I swear the elephant we rode seemed to be smiling.

A smilng elephant

it was an unforgettable experience. India and I haven’t stopped smiling since.

Elephant hug

When was the last time you did something for the first time? #ovsneversaynevernovember #elephantlove

 

Fall in Love with Island Life

Fall in Love With Island Life, 46 x 64 inches, by O.V. Brantley, 2009. For sale at. ovbrantley.com.

O.V.’s Never Say Never November

It took 24 hours in airplanes, but India and I made it safely and joyfully to Bali.

Tired but happy in the Bali airport

They say first impressions are lasting impressions. Although we have just arrived and checked into the most beautiful hotel ever, we already love this place of tranquil, respectful beauty.

Bali

For the next seven days we plan to Fall in Love With Island Life. 

When was the last time you did something for the very first time? #ovsneversaynevernovember

Choose to Bloom is at the International Quilt Festival

Choose to Bloom, Applique quilt by O.V. Brantley, 2013. Won Honorable Mention at Quiltfest Savannah, 2015.

O.V.’s Never Say Never November

My quilt Choose to Bloom is at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas until November 5. I hope you will take a look if you are attending the Festival.

Choose to Bloom is my version of a pattern by Kim McLean. I am so proud to be able to share it in Houston.

When was the last time you did something for the first time? #ovsneversaynevernovember