What’s Going On In the Studio?

Now that more is being accomplished in the studio, I have some “in progress” photos to share with you…

The week’s textile doodleThis design was quickly created, using scraps from the last Fractured Fish art quilts, by free-hand cutting the design and gluing it in place. These colorful Sea Images have been one of my most popular designs!

It must be the pops of abstract color reminds people of the beauty they’ve experienced snorkeling in the tropics or spending time at the beach! 

Creating a “doodle” is a perfect time to try a new technique ~ such as a unique finish for raw edges. Here I glued small bits of fabric along the front, then wrapping them to the back, gluing, and adding free-motion quilting to blend into the design lines.

This was a free-form way of working that I enjoyed! A textile artist who has worked in this technique is Susan Carlson….You might like to check out her creations Here

*Every week I plan to create a textile doodle as a way to experiment and try-out new ideas & techniques. Some of these will be made available in my on-line Shop! This textile doodle has already found a home, but check back often~ It will be a great way to begin collecting some unique Textile Art!  🙂 

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The Art Quilt that is in progress, I have been calling “Field of Flowers at Toledo, since that is the actual location which inspired this piece!

Close-up of threadpainting the flowers & foliage…
The color palette…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But while creating the image, I remembered how it felt to stand at the edge of the field of wildflowers and see the old Spanish buildings of Toledo in the distance, as Ancient Breezes were blowing past me, whispering the stories of the past…So interesting, so special to experience being in this intriguing place!

Threadpainting the leaves and leaving raw-edges added more dimension…

See this finished New art quilt, Ancient Breezes, in the next Studio NewsNotes coming this week!

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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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