Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Tidal Pool III completed

"Tidal Pool III"  21x12 inches


All the quilting is done!  I enjoyed the stitching while watching the Australian Tennis Open.  

Thursday, January 23, 2014

An Award and Some Work in Progress

"Sweetie" earned Honorable Mention at the St Augustine Art Association's "Portrait and figure" exhibit.  Yeah!!!!!!
I've been working on this "Tidal Pool III" for awhile now.  It is in process - I'm still adding finds from the sea, beads and yarn.  Then I must add some quilting to finish it.
Below are a sampling of some little stitched pieces using notecards my sister gifted me and some silk pieces from fabric samples given me a long time ago.  Great "in the car" projects.
This last piece I thought I completed awhile ago but decided to add the green plant.  I believe I like it better now.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Latest Fabric Portrait

Sweetie 22x17 in

My latest fabric portrait.  This one of my granddaughter, Brenna.  Her momma and brother call her "Sweetie" and she is a sweetie!  I've entered the portrait in exhibit "Portraits and Figures" at the St Augustine Art Association.  I used double reverse applique method taught by Ellen Lindner.

A Bit late

Hope your holidays continue to bring joy, peace, and health to you and yours.
Charlie Brown Christmas Tree

Corey and Mary's Advent calendar
A couple of fast and easy Christmas trees - just plain fun.  I'm trying to use up my fabric stash.   It was nice to have quick projects.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Small Works

Most of the piecing and embroidery were down while on a trip to and from visiting my grandchildren.  I am so grateful I can stitch in the car!   These are a part of a seemingly never-ending love of doing beach scenes.  These are 6 x 6" and attached  to gallery wrapped frames.   Just plain fun! 

I'm entering these in "Small Works" an exhibit in my local Island Art Association's Nouveau Art Exhibit.

Yippee!!!!  I won an Honorable Mention!

Show Opening coming up!

 Here's the announcement.  It's always a good feeling to have my fiber work amongst the painters!  The following images are pieces of my work that were included in the show
Monoprinted fabrics along with hand dyes

 Reduction using beach, then hand stitching after minimal machine quilting.
 Beach discharge, minimal machine stitching then hand stitching.

The following two pieces are mixed media:  painted backgrounds, leaf printing, collage.

 Encrusted embroidery,  objects first embedded then hand stitching.
 Monoprints on fabric, piecing, machine quilting.
Wandjini Revisited - my interpretation of Australian primitive art:  discharged fabrics, applique, piecing.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

New Work

12x9 collage


12x9 collage
The blue pieces are paper/paint collages that I plan to frame.  I haven't named them yet.  Any suggestions?

The middle one is all fabric.  I used the pieces I monoprinted earlier.  Hope it works.  I haven't come up with a name for this either. 

These are among the pieces I plan to hang at an upcoming exhibit at a local bank.