Monday, June 4, 2018

Bafa Meeting June 2, 2018

Members met, showed and discussed color exercise (analogous) (fig. 1-4), word journal (shine) (fig. 5-12).  The word for next month is sunset.  We have not been photographing blocks completed for our friendship block exchange since it is still ongoing, however, I did photograph one with permission and am posting it here - Jean Aguilar's peacock block made for Dot Collins (fig. 13).  Lastly, Melissa showed her work in progress (fig. 14).  Melissa also showed two Shine related works (fig. 15-16).

Kathy Risinger                                              fig. 1

Linda Ainsworth                                          fig. 2

Susan Cornell                                             fig. 3

     Connie                                    fig. 4

Melissa Tweedel                                     fig. 5

Linda Ainsworth                          fig. 6

Beth Mayer                              fig. 7

Kathy Risinger                               fig. 8

Jean Aguilar                                                   fig. 9

Lydie Raimbault            fig. 10

Susan Cornell                                               fig. 11

Connie                                                           fig. 12

Jean Aguilar                                fig. 13

Melissa Tweedel WIP                   fig. 14

Melissa                                                       fig. 15

Melissa                                                      fig. 16


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Finding Creative Inspiration at Home

For ideas to begin new work, I often look at home.  When Mike removed tile from our kitchen backsplash a few years ago, I used the raw exposed wall in a couple of ways in two works.  Fellow fiber artist, Mary Ann Littlejohn and I took foam impressions of the rough surface then painted and stamped on cotton.  The result became the background on my SAQA 2015 donation work (fig. 1).  I then photographed the surface and photocopied the photos onto cotton fabric.  These cotton-transferred photos then became the background for a small Fantasy Floral work (fig. 2).  The arrangement was created using painted and printed mushrooms, celery and green peppers.

                                                                       fig. 1

Fantasy Floral #7                                           fig. 2

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

SAQA Donation 2018

My SAQA donation work for 2018 was created in response to a monthly word challenge put forth by Beaumont Area Fiber Artists.  The word was Tranquility.  The work was created in black, white and gray and includes both machine and hand stitching (Fig. 1).

Tranquility       12" x 12"                           Fig. 1

Sunday, April 29, 2018

BAFA Meeting April 2018

Members met and brought several pieces of work - primary triad color exercise (Fig. 1-6), "bridge" journal page (Fig. 7-13) and other work in progress or show and tell (Fig. 14-19).  Our word for next month is "shine".

Dot Collins                      Fig. 1

Lydie Rambault                                Fig. 2

Kathy Risinger                                              Fig. 3

Susan Cornell                                             Fig. 4

Nancy B. Dickey                      Fig. 5

Connie                                     Fig. 6

          Sylvia Weir                        Fig. 7 

Dot Collins                                          Fig. 8

Lydie Rambault    Bridge of Sighs                 Fig. 9

Kathy Risinger                                      Fig. 10

Susan Cornell's Musical Bridge                Fig. 11

Lisa's Spanning the Conversational Divide  Fig. 12

Connie                                                      Fig. 13

     Fantasy Floral  Susan Cornell              Fig. 14

Sherry Walker     Dyed Jacket             Fig. 15

Sherry Portrait by Cissy Wilson              Fig. 16

Sherry       Pin                        Fig. 17
Face Painted by Jeanelle McCall                  

Sherry Quilt Top                                     Fig. 18

Linda Ainsworth Tribute to Sue Garman    Fig. 19


Saturday, March 24, 2018

Bafa Meeting, March 2018

Beaumont Area Fiber Artist met today and presented color exercises (fig. 1) and journal page work (fig. 2-9).  Our word for our March was Tranquility.  Our word for April is Bridge.

Our color exercise was to use our secondary color and no more than 25% of the split complimentary.  I also showed my primary color, split complimentary (3rd block from Top Left).  Our next color exercise is to use the primary triad.  Pick your primary color then use 75% of that color and no more than 25% of the other two primary colors.

From Top Left:  Sylvia, Dot,Connie, Jean                       fig. 1
From Bottom Left:  Sylvia, Lydie, Connie                               

Tranquility Bay           Sylvia Weir               fig. 2

Lisa Johnson                                                  fig. 3

Linda Ainsworth                                             fig. 4

Lydie Rambault                                      fig.5

Jean Aguilar                                        fig. 6

Dot Collins                                                   fig. 7

Susan Cornell                                       fig. 8

Connie                                                           fig. 9

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Fibervoices Lecture GTQG March 2018

Fibervoices members, Mary Ann Littlejohn, Susan Fletcher King, Linda Teddlie Minton, Nancy B. Dickey and I,  presented work last week to my local Golden Triangle Quilt Guild (see fig. 1-5).  Each member spoke about group challenge work (see fig. 6-8), their own individual work, how they approach that work, where they get their ideas, what they focus on when creating, building up their technique toolbox, and their particular creative process which sometimes varies with each new work. Susan was absent but sent her work and her comments which were presented by Nancy.  Our workshop, Fantasy Floral, was held the next day.

Mary Ann Littlejohn                      fig. 1

Susan Fletcher King                                       fig. 2

Linda Teddlie Minton                                  fig. 3

Nancy B. Dickey                                       fig. 4

cmf                                                       fig. 5

Speaking in Color                                         fig. 6
From left:  Susan, Mary Ann, Nancy, Connie, Linda

From Top Left: Susan,Linda,Linda,            fig. 7

Alice in Wonderland Puzzle Pieces                fig. 8
Susan bottom left, Linda top, Connie bottom right