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Blog Guest!

I’m very excited to be featured on Terial Arts blog this week! I have had great fun exploring new uses for Terial Magic spray stabilizer. They’re featuring a short tutorial for making my flameless candle hurricanes. Coming soon more neat project lessons using TM including – quilling, painting, and stitching!

face quilling fabric
Quilling with hand painted fabric and more!

New Curious.com Lessons

I’m excited to have two new lessons on Curious.com/fiberdesignsbyann. One is How to Create Hand Painted Fabric and the other is How to Make a Fabric Hurricane! The hurricanes are made using my hand painted fabric that was treated with Terial Magic (TM). I’m working on more project lessons using my hand painted fabric and TM.

If you take my lessons and make any of the projects I would love to see your results!

best painted fabric
Quick, easy, and fun hand painted fabric
hurricane day and night
Hurricane for flameless candles. The hand painted fabric makes them look like gem stone.

If you haven’t check out Curious.com I would suggest you do… There is so much to learn!

Art in the Park and more…

There are so many art events going on in and around San Diego this month. I wish I could attend all of them but that’s not going to happen.

Here is a video my son produced for Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation. He and I each have three pieces of art in the  Art in the Park. The reception is tonight but the art will be on display until November 7th.

One of the pieces is a hand painted whole cloth, heavily machine quilted including a wild rose in the stitching. It is mounted on a black canvas. I am very pleased with how this piece turned out!

Beauty on the Trails
Beauty on the Trails

Here is my small (14″ x 10″) piece that is at Visions Art Museum in their member challenge “Weather Forecast.”

Could Go Either Way
Could Go Either Way

There is a wonderful exhibition in the museum’s main galleries now through January 4, 2015. If you are in San Diego I would highly recommend it. It is a beautiful venue and lovely place to enjoy art. Visions Art Museum.

Getting in there and finishing…

Well, I’m back! August was a month of many projects or should I say the beginning of many projects… and the finish of a few. I wonder if you have had that same situation (I hate to call it a “problem”), discovering so many new techniques, materials, and products to make art that at times it’s hard to focus and finish up the ones previously started.

During the month of August I had the pleasure of being invited to be one of the guest artists on the great blog “…And Then We Set It On Fire…, if you haven’t checked it out I would highly suggest you do. There you will find a wealth of surface design, mixed media, and fiber art ideas being explored (and finished) by several talented artists. They are so fantastic to share their wonderful creations, how they got there and even the mishaps along the way.

Coming in October to the Poway Center for the Performing Arts the SAQA exhibition “Shades of Passion.” I’m excited that two of my art quilts have been accepted into the this exhibition and after seeing the line-up of artists I’m honored to have my work included.

Now I’m in the studio working on more pieces for upcoming workshops in 2015!

Here are some bits and pieces, all works in progress, of what’s been happening in the studio in the past few weeks ~

feathered shore
the watchers
wild rose scape
could go

“New” studio and bobbin storage

I’m in the process of moving my studio. Though I dream of building a studio above our garage that isn’t in the cards for now. I’m going from a large space with a utility sink to a smaller room and it’s a major change but there is something I won’t be changing – The way I store my large quilting bobbins. It’s not fancy but it works well for me and the drawer is directly next to me when I sit at the quilting machine. Here is what I did – Using a foil or other stiff cardboard roll (paper towel rolls are not stiff enough and are too big in diameter), slice it in half lengthwise and hot glue craft foam or cardboard to each end (I used 1/4″ thick craft foam). Glue the ends on so that they makes “feet” and when placed in the drawer it won’t roll over.

bobbin holder
bobbins in drawer
Looking down into the drawer.

Do you have a clever (and cheap) studio storage solution? I’d like to hear it.

Mission Trails Art in the Park

The Art in the Park 2013 at Mission Trails Regional Park was a fun evening. It was especially nice to share the time with my son who was also one of the participating artists. The artwork of over forty artists will be on display until Oct. 18, 2013 – for more info go to MTRP

On exhibit at Mission Trails until Oct. 18, 2013
“Trail” is one of four of my pieces on exhibit at Mission Trails until Oct. 18, 2013 Photographs by Cameron B. Scott

Art in the Park

I’m happy to share that four of my pieces have been juried into Mission Trails Regional Park  ~ Art in the Park! More details may be found here – MTRPF Art in the Park The pieces are all from my Fiber and Photograph series and one of them has not been exhibited before. The photograph for this piece was taken at Mission Trails by my son, Cameron B. Scott. The piece background fabric is pole wrapped (Shibori) with painted silk pieces and fun free motion quilting. The main event will be October 5th (Cameron and I will be there) but all of the art will be on display from September 22 – October 18, 2013 in the beautiful Visitor Center.

Up Stream
Up Stream

Sun prints

I have been spending a little time volunteering at Awesome Camp, a summer day camp near my home. For the past two weeks the kids have learned about fiber art and how it relates to themselves and the world. Today they made sun print bandanas and they rocked it! The more I look at these pieces of fiber art the more I see! The kids are between five and twelve years old. Here are their results…
sun print bandana 1 sun print bandana 2 sun print bandana 3 sun print bandana 4 sun print bandana 5

Art at Visions

For new friends who live out of town and so aren’t able to make the Supporting Roles: Fiber and Photography exhibit at Visions Art Museum, here are a few of the pieces in the exhibition. I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoyed creating them. All of the photographs were taken by my son, Cameron.

Hole 15
Hole 15
This one has it all – Painting, patchwork and lots of free motion quilting.
4. goose at cuyamaca
Goose at Cuyamaca
This is one of my favorite photographs.
5. awaiting occupation
Awaiting Occupation
6. shore bits
Shore Bits
Can you see the glass beads sparkle in the sand?
9. leaf
Leaf
This is where it all began
low tide
Low Tide
Wander
Wander