In the Studio~

It is a beautiful Autumn day here in the Studio today! I wanted to show you the art that is on the table being finished! 

A few years ago, I had an exhibit of many of my art quilts for the local ArtWalk in our town. In deciding which pieces to exhibit, I almost did not include a small stylized image of a fish, called Fractured Fish #1…but at the last minute, decided to add it to the group.

To my surprise. when delivering the art for the exhibit, the host exclaimed over that particular small art quilt! At the exhibit, a few friends viewed the small art quilts displayed over the fireplace mantle and said Fractured Fish was their favorite…Then, a family member, when seeing photos of the exhibit, phoned me to say they wanted that piece! Something about the colors and subject matter made this a favorite!

I am now finishing Fractured Fish #2, which is part of my series, Sea Images…  

The pattern is similar, but is in a different colorway of cool toned, bright purple batik on a background of mixed, warmer browns and yellows with blues, turquoise and a touch of rosy pink.

I am using wonderfully rich colored rayon threads to sketch and paint details and add visual depth and texture to this creation…


Part of the uniqueness of Textile Art!
In July the creative people, art lovers, & art collectors of Studio NewsNotes got a 1st Glimpse of this artwork! If you would like to join them & also get a first peak of New Pieces and when they will be Available, Inspirations and stories behind the art, as well as Creativity IDEAS to try in adding more creativity to your life, Sign-Up and subscribe to Studio NewsNotes— Here or on the sidebar!  🙂

Enjoy the colorful Fall leaves!!!! 

Change & Transitions

I have heard the saying that The only thing that doesn’t change in Life, is that Life changes. So maybe that is why we enjoy an old toy, a familiar favorite book, or a family heirloom. Perhaps they feel more lasting and unchangeable?

With the changing of the seasons, we are reminded that nothing really stays the same, but is dynamic, changing, and constantly in transition. It seems like summer has barely arrived, but the other day I saw the first colors of change…Autumn’s first colors!

Autumn’s First Colors!

Gradually the days and nights have been cooler here in the mountains, and in a few weeks the fall season will arrive for sure.

Whether we are ready or not, schools have begun, sweaters are taken off the shelves, and tree leaves will turn colors and fall to the earth. We will rake leaves, adjust, make the necessary changes, try to be flexible, and make the needed transition from summer to fall.

How many times do we repeat this cycle during our lifetimes? Not just from one season to the next, but from one time of life to the next? Growing up and leaving home for college? Going from being a couple to having a baby? Or, in our careers going from one job to another type of work? As an artist, working in one technique or style and changing to explore self-expression in a new medium?

So, when Life changes for us, we make the needed adjustments,

try to be flexible, and meet the challenges of each new season

as we have learned with the coming of Autumn’s first colors.

Creativity “IDEAS”

This past month a special group of Art Lovers, Art Collectors and Creatives in Life received the first Studio NewsNotes by email! In it they got a 1st Glimpse of my latest art project, learned about what was new this month in the studio (I will be sharing that here very soon! 🙂 ), and received a Creativity IDEA to try. I want to regularly give IDEAS, to those who receive the Studio NewsNotes, ~ a Something to try for adding more Creativity to their daily lives!

The Creativity IDEA from the July Studio NewsNotes was:

* Sit in a different spot in a room!…in a classroom, office conference meeting, or living room watching TV. What do you notice? Anything new?… A different perspective?

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What is a Something you do to encourage Creativity in your life, work, or creative projects? 🙂