I joined the North Suburban Needle Arts Guild back in September and have taken TWO workshops which has really jump-started my desire to play around with fabrics and threads. By joining, it allowed me to submit some fiber art for the upcoming Fine Art of Fiber at the Chicago Botanic Gardens this weekend. I am thrilled to be a part of this show. I have never exhibited in a fiber show before so this is a major event for me!
I had mentioned in previous posts that I would start to show some items that I've been working on and I PROMISE I will. BUT, first I want to post the items that will be in the Fine Art of Fiber show this weekend.
These are pieces that I had already completed (thank goodness). Otherwise I never would've had time to create for this show. I'm already thinking about all the possibilities for next year's show.
First photo is one of the very first (actually the second)art quilts I ever made.
It is a layered fiber sandwich as the base and then the ceramic raku heads are mounted on brass mesh and placed on the felt, attaching it down to the fiber sandwich.
Ok, next item: This is a larger art quilt, done mostly in winter white. Again, lighting was a issue the day I took the photos and the color is not too good.
The next photo is a close up of the above. The title is Virginia's Virgin Voyage.
Final piece for the show: Title is My Flower Garden.The color in this piece looks pretty funky as far as the green goes... Again, these photos are not my best. I should've retaken them.
I am also getting ready for a Holiday Show & Sale at the ceramic studio where I take classes. I've got several tables and desks piled high in my studio at home with projects for this sale. Most of the work that I will have in this show will be using ceramic pieces I've made and incorporating them into other works of art.
Similar to my first art quilt above with the raku heads.
I will post those items as I finish them along with the projects from the 2 workshops I did at the guild. Believe me when I say that there is NO available space in my studio at home to set anything down. I have worked myself into a corner
with all these projects going on at once. And to top it off I started an online
digital photo manipulation workshop today with the lovely and talented Susan Tuttle.
A wonderful class if you're photoshop illiterate like me! I've already fallen in love with altering photos and I've only done 2 pictures so far. You can check those out at my flickr.
As soon as I have a moment to breath, I will be by your blogs for a visit.
And I promise to post the art that has been consuming my time ASAP.
Until then...live your life creatively & to the fullest~