What are some signs, symbols, objects, or designs you associate with strength and stability?
This is a question I've been asking myself a lot lately because I've started working on a new goddess quilt design called Forged and Welded.
This is a very early sketch and I can already say she will likely change a lot from this, but the biggest hole in the design right now is the base - what should this goddess / sword be being held up by?
Originally I was planning to use a rock because this quilt is pulling in a lot of fantasy elements. That would tie into the whole Arthurian legend of the sword in the stone, which is one of my favorite fantasy elements.
But then I started wondering about how exactly to quilt a rock, how to make it look, well, like a rock, and I decided that might be a bit tricky.
So I began thinking of other symbols of strength and stability instead. The symbol that popped into my head yesterday was the Sun.
The sun is the greatest sign of strength I know of, it is the most powerful thing in our solar system after all! It's also the most stable - it rises and sets on a stable, unbreakable pattern every single day without fail.
This is also a symbol that appeals to be because my last name is Day. I've actually used the sun many times as a symbol in my goddess quilts, as well as my business logo.
But the more I think about this, the more I realized that everyone might have a different sign or object they associate with strength and stability, and I'd like to know what they are. So please share your opinions in the comments below!