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