Friday, October 18, 2013

Am I Blue?

There was a call for entries entitled "Tangled Up in Blue" that I wanted to enter. I was not satisfied with my original creation and wound up missing the deadline.
What I've shown you here are some stages I went through. Yes! I did cut the original into 4 pieces before continuing on!


 I used silk and felt to create the tangles. I hand-stitched with Perl cotton thread. The fabrics are a mix of my husband's old shirts and my hand-painted and dyed cottons.

I really wanted to give the impression of rising out of the tangle of blues.
What is your impression?
"Tangled Up In Blue" measures 38"x38"


Monday, October 7, 2013

My Latest Pet Portrait

This is my latest pet portrait of my own fuzzy-faced friend Walter. He's in his favorite place to chill out--a carpet covered tunnel which is actually tan in color. I used my "artist license" to express what a fun and playful beast Walter really is!
I also used a process that I've been experimenting with called whole cloth quilting. I paint the entire fabric first on one piece of cloth, then I add my stitching. This piece measures 39"x34".

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

At Last!

Dear Friends..for some reason I couldn't log on  to write to you. My TV also had glitches. How annoying. I hope they're finished "updating" for a while!
Meanwhile, did you know that "Local Color" is still touring!
"Local Color" is a SAQA sponsored, juried, traveling exhibit of fiber art celebrating the beauty of Connecticut (or anywhere,really))
Next stop is the Slater Memorial Museum in Norwich Ct
December 8,2013 - January 14,2014 OPening reception Sunday, December 8th (2-4pm)
Plan Early! My piece (pictured below) Connecticut Coastline Color will be there!!!!
Please ask any questions you may have!!!!!