Sunday, January 19, 2014

Studio Work for Art in Fiber 2014

Whew!  Studio work for Art in Fiber 2014's "Connected" show, opening February 1 - March 2, at Copper Shade Tree Gallery in Round Top, Texas, has been completed and delivered.  Work  was created using coffee filters, paper towels and instant-set dyes in a collage and stitch process which, by the nature of play, is continuously morphing and evolving.  Below, I have posted some studio photos showing the "Connected" work in progress.  I worked from my own drawings (cartoon for realistic interpretation and rough sketch for impression), photos I took in the Napa Valley, and real fruit models (See Figures 1-7).  Finished work, Perspectives:  Two Sides of the Same Coin, and other work can be seen at the Copper Shade Tree Gallery during show times.  Photos of the finished work will be posted after the show opens.

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Begin with rough sketch, cartoon drawing, your photos or just wing it 
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Begin building your design
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Get Messy and Have Fun!

Friday, January 17, 2014

The Art in Fiber 2014

Copper Shade Tree Gallery in Round Top, Texas, will open The Art in Fiber 2014, on Saturday, February 1, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. and continue through Sunday, March 2, 2014.  This years' Art in Fiber, "Connected", features the collected works of two Texas fiber art groups, FiberVoices and Out of Bounds.  Participating artists include Debra Griffon, Joy Hancock, Karol Stanberry, Cheryl Johnson, Jennie Chiovaro, Connie van Zyll de Jong, Lea Ann Ferring, Beth Porter Johnson, Carolyn Allison, Ginny Eckley, Susan Fletcher King, Nancy B. Dickey, Linda Teddlie Minton, Mary Ann Littlejohn and myself.  The postcard shown below, front and back, features the work of FiberVoices member, Nancy B. Dickey.


Monday, January 13, 2014

An Arunas Oslapas!

Before Christmas, I received an unexpected mystery package from friends.  It was an Arunas Oslapas -, of Red Rivet Studios. I had met Arunas some years ago and admired his work.  I loved the woven metal and other metal works that resembled quilts.  My Oslapas turned out to be a beautiful (my family room colors) woven metal umbrella stand. It was love at first sight!  To make it a bit more practical addition to our space, Mike repurposed it with a round wood base and top.  Now the umbrella stand is the best part of our new end-table. 

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Umbrella Stand by Arunas Oslapas
                                Table by Mike
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