Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Fabric and Paper Landscapes-Quilting Arts, Apr/May 2017

In 2008, my friend and fellow quilt artist, Liz Broussard, created several works using denim and used coffee filters for an art quilt exhibit at the Copper Shade Tree Gallery in Round Top, Texas (see fig. 1-4).  She gave me her leftover used coffee filters and thus began my journey into the use of coffee filters combined with fabric and other household-use papers such as paper towels, deli-paper, baby wipes, dye catchers, dryer sheets, paper doilies, and printed paper napkins - which led to my third article with Quilting Arts Magazine (see fig. 5-10  ).  Road Snap:  Blue Bonnet Dream'in, Round Top, Texas (fig. 6) pays tribute to Liz's inspiration and our Round Top experience.  Landscapes were created from photos snapped from the road while traveling. I painted my own papers and received donations from those who painted but didn't want to pursue possible work.  I began experimenting in earnest in 2011.  

Elizabeth Ann Broussard  with Emergence of Spring
                                                                        fig. 1

Java Jeans                                                 fig. 2

Sashay Cafe                                              fig. 3

New Dark Beauty                                        fig. 4

April/May Issue 2017         fig. 5

Road Snap:  Blue Bonnet Dream'in, Round Top, Tx
                                                                      fig. 6

Road Snap:  Galway Bay, Ireland               fig. 7

Road Snap:  Sisters, Oregon                       fig. 8

Road Snap:  Fences, Washington State       fig. 9

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