I try to give to charity when and wherever I am able to, but first I always do my research to find out how the charity’s funds are actually being spent. One of the many reasons I am happy to support the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) is their transparency and honesty in showing where every dollar they receive is spent. I’m sharing their post so that you can see exactly what I’m talking about.
We recently had our back garden renovated and my fantastic contractor, knowing that I’m an artist and open to new ideas, suggested we add plant imprints to our patios. Here is a photo of one of the patios. The effect of the stain binding with the concrete but not with the leaf imprints creates a surface that looks like dyed or painted fabric with mono printing. I love the results… What do you think?
After being preoccupied with watching our backyard transformation for a few weeks, I’m now back full time in the studio and loving it!
Here are a couple new fiber pieces (details only) that will be mounted beneath photographs taken by my son. These pieces will be exhibited for the first time in 2012 and 2013 – date and place to be announced.
Working with fabric or fiber most of her life Ann continues to explore the possibilities. Ann’s art quilts have been published and have traveled Internationally. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows. Ann has presented lectures/talks and trunk shows, has taught and on occasion still teaches live classes. She enjoys making videos lessons and demos for her YouTube channel in hopes of encouraging others to give quilting, fiber art, and mixed media a try. Ann admires knitting and crochet, and though she can’t knit and can only crochet a chain stitch, she’s discovered other ways to use yarn!