It’s hard to believe it’s December and the Holidays are just around the corner! As I work in the Studio….
Finishing new art…
Taking photographs for Prints and other needs….
And sending out the Fall Studio NewsNotes ~~(Today! ) 🙂
More than once I’ve thought about Santa’s workshop and his Elves! But after looking out the window and watching snowflakes fall on Monday, I was reminded that Winter is here . So “ Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let it Snow“!
Christmas & Winter Holiday Special in the Art Gallery Sale!
Are you Christmas shopping yet? Be sure to visit the Art Gallery…I’m offering 4 small art quilts in a Special Sale this Holiday Season!
Consider one of these Original textile art pieces to decorate your home Or for a unique gift of art for someone on your list! 🙂
Now that more is being accomplished in the studio, I have some “in progress” photos to share with you…
The week’s textile doodle—This 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! 🙂
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!
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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Today I was thinking about “experiences“~~times in Life that we see or do something, perhaps for the first time, that gets our attention!….Perhaps it helps us to learn new things, or to encourage us in our daily activities, and maybe even to grow in a new way.
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Maybe artists and other creatives are more aware of and/or seek out these experiences more than some other people, and they then strive to process these explorations of Life and express them….visually in artworks… or through writing….or the movement of dance…and through the sounds and compositions of music.
When I am in the Studio designing and creating, every piece has a connection with my personal Life experiences, ideas, and feelings. They are “self expressions” gathered from my Life…in which viewers and collectors of art may identify with in some way! An artist’s creation may remind you of a similar experience, or impression you’ve had, or may give you a glimpse into something new that you have never experienced!