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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In the Studio~2019!

After a long break from the Studio at the end of the year, with the busyness of celebrating several holidays, birthdays, and family events, I finally find myself back in the studio on a cold, snowy winter’s day….but feeling cozy inside and ready to work! 🙂

Ready to create Art & do Business for a New Year, 2019!…

Choosing fabrics for the backing~~What will blend & complement the “fabric painting”?

I thought you might like to see the process of preparing to finish a design!

“Field at Toledo” is ready for a backing, layering the 3 layers~~top, batting, and backing, and pinning together the layers before the thread-painting and free-motion quilt stitching begins!

The Backing layer.
Layering the Art Quilt~Top, Batting, & Backing.                                                                                 
Pinning all 3 Layers together…
Beginning the threadpainting…  I began by stitching around larger objects in the middle area of the piece, and will work outward towards the sides. Then, more layers of threadpainting and free-motion quilt lines will be added for details and more textural interest!  Stay Tuned!   🙂

November Days~

Even though we had the threat of **Snowflakes** last week, November is still an Autumn month!! We still have orange, rust red, yellow, and brown leaves falling as the north winds howl through the trees!

First Colors of Autumn #2 (2009)

*First Colors of Autumn #2 (2009) is Available in the Art Gallery~~~Add Fall color to your walls by adding it to your Art Collection! *

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