Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

Whatever your faith, whatever your spirituality, take this time to reflect, rejoice and be grateful.  Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Answering a call

Last month the local gallery (Gallery Vertigo) had a fibre art exhibit.  I attended with a group from my Guild called QuArtz (QUilting ARTistZ).  It was exciting to see that two of our members had their little quilts on display, along with other fibre pieces including felted vessels, knitted scarves and various fibre sculptures.  It's a small gallery run solely by support from membership.

A week later I read in the local newspaper that the Gallery put out a call for artists to submit pieces for a juried show with the theme "The Colour of Music".  The piece could be created in any media; paper, paint, fibre, whatever.  After some hesitation and some encouragement from my friends at QuArtz, I submitted my piece A Tribute to Frank Mills.

Remember? This was the piece that I created for the Tangled Textiles group for their MUSIC theme, and posted about here and here.

Well, .... I GOT ACCEPTED!!!  I was so excited.  It's hanging in the Gallery as I write and will be on display until May 3, 2014.  If you are in the area, stop by and visit the Gallery.

Monday, April 14, 2014

The shape of texture

My local fiber art group, QuArtz has been spending this year studying the elements of design.  For each of the elements (line, shape, texture, balance) the group was issued a challenge.  You saw my result for the challenge related to "line" here.  In that post I noted that we were also challenged to come up with a piece relating SHAPE and TEXTURE, but with the added obstacle of incorporating a copper "scrubbie".

Well, it took some time, but here is a close up of what I did with the scrubbie.
I pulled some of the wire out of it, turned it into a bow and attached it.  I made some of the scrubbie pieces into little rolls and attached them with hand stitching.  Fancy machine stitching was used to apply the cotton pieces.  Here is a picture of the entire piece.

I called it The Shape of Texture.  Incorporating the scrubbie was indeed a challenge.