I really enjoy the blog …And Then We Set It On Fire… The contributors are individual fiber artists who work in and explore a multitude of surface design techniques and more; sometimes working together. I once had the pleasure of being a guest artist on FIRE! One of their recent blog posts did more than… Continue reading Fabric and Gunpowder!
I was happy to learn that the fabric I submitted for the Quilting Art Fabric Challenge/Swap was published in their Dec 2016/Jan2017 magazine. They didn’t publish all of the submissions but I was impression by the variety and would love to be able to ask many of the artists how exactly they achieved their results.… Continue reading Fabric Challenge and Swap
We have a second story bedroom with a deck. There are no plants or furniture on the deck. It is south facing and the sun beat on it all day long so no need for places to sit or sun toasted plants. But most mornings and evenings one or more of us will be out… Continue reading Sky watcher
I received wonderful responses from the art quilters I contacted with the three questions I posed in my last blog post. There is a great variety of styles between them and their answers are informative and thought provoking. I want to thank each artist for taking the time to reply and for allowing me to… Continue reading Quilts, Respect, and the Art Quilt part 2
After viewing pieces included in the Akron Art Prize venues, The Snarky Quilter posed this question on her blog: “Do quilts still get no respect in the art world?” Here are my thoughts… First, I would say quilts get less respect rather than no respect. I think that it actually is the word “quilt” that… Continue reading Respect and the Art Quilt
I’m happy to say two of my Photographs on Fiber pieces have been juried into Mission Trails Regional Park Art in the Park event. I may be even happier that two of my son’s photographs were juried in as well! This Art in the Park event is always great fun, from fantastic hors d’oeuvres, wine,… Continue reading Art in the Park
I still get excited every time I get a chance to paint fabric. After I figured out that I could paint my own sky fabric I wanted to try more fabric painting and surface design techniques. Now, years later, I still want to learn more. Here are a couple older pieces that have skies I’m… Continue reading The Sky is not the Limit!
While vacationing my husband and I visited the beautiful Red Rock Canyons, a fellow tourist pointed out a roadrunner near some parked cars. It was neat to see a roadrunner but curious that it didn’t appear too concerned that people were nearby. As we watched him, my husband said “He is picking the bugs off… Continue reading Conditioned Response
I love to see how some artists combine photography and fiber. Today I’m posting the fabulous work of two artists who approach and combine those two mediums very differently. Gunnel Svensson takes wonderful photographs and has them printed on fabric. She then stitches them and adds fabric and fiber embellishments. I’m fascinated by her tiny… Continue reading When Photo meets Fiber
I like to think of it as experiencing Wabi Sabi instead of weed pulling work. The ground littered with wonderful decaying plants. The textures, colors, the shadows and light, it is ever changing. I’m happy to recreate it in art… My garden has often been a source of inspiration for me – from the old fence… Continue reading Wabi Sabi and pulling weeds