Today in the studio, as I worked I wondered if people ever asked, “What are the differences between creating a picture using cloth vs paints?”
Artists work using a variety of different materials~for example, a potter molds smooth clay, a sculpture chisels cool stone or textured wood, and a painter brushes on flowing paints. And, many times it is a material’s qualities that determine what type of art, or “medium”, an artist chooses to work with.
As a textile artist, I am drawn to cloth and threads…the textures as you touch it…the softness of the fabrics…
And its warmth as it is smoothed with an iron!
The background of “Field of Flowers in Toledo” is done and the “paints” for the flowers are being prepared. I’ve enjoyed my time in the studio today as I’ve quietly worked with beautifully colored and textured cloth.
Though, I also have my Garden Hat ready, and have spent time imagining planting our flower beds very soon!! 🙂
Since my last post, we actually just had another snowfall~~this time with 10 1/2″ of the fluffy white stuff! So………I was forced to slow down once again and just embrace it……..no power for a few days………no machines or computers to do studio work……….no television or radio (well, a bit of music from my smartphone!)……….but it was a gift of time to focus and catch up on other things.
So a couple of new inspirations from nature…
and what I call “nature’s art“.
So, even though it doesn’t look or act like Spring around here yet, last Monday was the studio’s“Celebrate Spring Giveaway”.The Art Lover & e-newsletter Subscriber who received an Open Edition, Signed and Matted Art Print of the latest art quilt from the Studio, Fractured Fish #2, was…Drum roll please……………..Diane! Congratulations to her! 🙂
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Once again the weather is the inspiration for a post…This year the weather has just been so dramatic around here!
The days became unusually warm a week or so ago, with signs of Spring barely beginning to appear…Change was in the air!
There was a struggle between Winter and Spring…
And this week Winter won!
But, we are still looking forward to welcoming Spring very soon, along with new happenings and events! My art quilt, “Flamenco Swirl #2” was accepted into the PAQA-South’s juried, art exhibit. If you are in the Raleigh/Cary area of North Carolina, be sure to check out this piece from my studio, along with @ 25 other works from Contemporary Textile Artists!
Change is just not Always a Smooth Transition!
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