Catching Up…As Summer Ends!

As Summer comes to an end…Students and teachers are returning to school, and our days in the Southwestern mountains of Virginia are growing cooler!

IMG_20190727_170240It’s hard for me to believe that September is just around the corner! Signs of Autumn are beginning to appear in the leaves of the trees, as hints of red, yellow, and orange are peeking out from the sea of green!!

 I am Finally back in the Studio after traveling and spending time doing special things on long Summer days. This change of pace gave me new inspirations new motivation… & new ideas for creating Art!

Everywhere you are….

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Summer Festivals…

Everywhere you look…

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Old engraved Brass doors…(Plummer Building)

Are wonderful colors….

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“In Living Color”…

Also, interesting patterns & textures…

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A close-up of the engravings on old brass door….

And experiences that awaken our senses!

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Reflecting on My Life…

 These kind of life experiences ignite my Creativity!…

As Fall arrives, I am now back in the Studio, working on new art & creative projects! Stay tuned to hear all about them Soon!!!  🙂

How about you?

*What life experiences encourages You to be Creative?*

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~My Story~

Recently I shared more of my story on Instagram and thought it’d be good to share with all the Followers of this Blog too!

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My Story

…As an artist working in textiles, I began my love of fabrics as a young girl in grade school–beginning with sewing an apron in Girl Scouts! ☺ The local fabric shop was a fascinating place for me with all the wonderful colors, different textures to touch, and the endless possibilities of what someone could create from all the different materials! Endless possibilities…!
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Through the years, I sewed my own clothes and later made a traditional sampler quilt. After taking a few classes at shops over the years, I went to Graduate School and studied Apparel Design, taught design classes on the university level, and continued to design original textile creations…

My focus is now Textile Art. I gather design ideas from my life experiences, like from travels… walking in nature and gardens🌿🌷🌻🌼…and studying human development👨‍👩‍👧. I then express those ideas in my wall hangings, or “fabric paintings”! 🎨
Here, I share my works-in-progress, inspirations & ideas I’m gathering, plus new completed Original Art…and Art Prints and Cards.

*I’d love to share more with you about my journey as an Artist…Is there any questions you’d like to ask me about my work &/or creative, design process?

Please ask me in the Comments below! 🙂 

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Creative Process~~Coffee Break!

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The smell,..the taste…the warmth…helps awaken the senses and inspirations!! And, having the cup “match” the color scheme doesn’t hurt either!  🙂

~Happy Tuesday, From the Studio~