Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Whimsical Garden

Whimsical Garden: 20 X 30. This piece was created as a companion to the previous landscape posted here as it sold immediately. However this one also sold immediately. There is much beading on the main flower character, also the photo just did not show this. With 6 more weeks of winter here in the middle of the country, I have been trying to bring up some color in anticipation for Spring. SOLD.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Early Sunrise Landscape

Early Sunrise Landscape: 16 X 20. This project was originally part of a workshop that I taught on how to get more depth into your landscapes by using gradient planes of color and value. This is a painter's technique that has been used in my art quits. So many of the principles of design cross over into various mediums, like fiber. Notice the exaggerated size of the flower in comparison with the size of the sun. Your mind makes the comparison and relates it to distance, even though it is a flat surface. I have beaded the flower to make it the focal point of this wall hanging and to add texture. Click on image for closer look.  You can see this on Off The Wall Fridays This can be purchased through the Polish Pottery Shoppe 125.00 plus tax. SOLD  

Monday, November 30, 2015

The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas: 16 X 20 Bohemian Tapestry. I managed to squeeze in one more project before the end of the year, as my Polish Santa sold so quickly. This is loosely based on an ad that I saw online. I liked the idea of Santa by moonlight and decided that maybe he is taking a selfie as he is getting ready for his long trip on Christmas Eve. The reindeer would be waiting for him in the moolit snow and maybe one last Cardinal would be resting in sight. Foxes are always one of my favorite woodland creatures and maybe Santa has made friends with them in his journeys. That moon is full and just rising above a hill top, giving a shimmer to the earth below. This can be purchased through The Polish Pottery Shoppe This can be seen onOff The Wall Fridays

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas: 15 X 29 Bohemian Tapestry. My final fiber art endeavor for the year. I chose to place my Christmas Tree in the outdoors. Imagining that somewhere in the mountains where the air is crisp and cool, someone has decorated a small tree for the amusement of the mountain creatures and and an occasional hiker to enjoy. As Bob Ross says, "Just a happy little tree; it's your tree and you can put it anywhere you want." This can be purchased through The Polish Pottery Shoppe

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Mikolaj: Polish Santa

Mikolaj: Polish Santa. 20X30 Bohemian Tapestry Designed for The Polish Pottery Shoppe. The polish word Mikolaj actually interprets as Nicholas. He is traditionally a polish saint who delivered good things to children during the Christmas Holy Days. I have placed him in a rural setting among the forest creatures and making his way to all those out of the way homes where Polish children await him. The cardinals are his companions, as well as a red fox who has befriended him on his journey. The bag of toys tells the story. You can purchase this at The Polish Pottery Shop  You can see this on Off The Wall Fridays

Sunday, August 30, 2015

The Snowman

The Snowman is another holiday Bohemian Tapestry. Most of the background fabrics are recycled from my collection of hand dyed, hand painted monoprints. Fabric paints are placed on a large piece of glass or on a rectangle made of Knox geletin.  The white fabric is placed on top and then carefully lifted. Although this can be repeated with the same paint the print will never be quite the same. Thus the name of "Monoprint." I have a pretty good collection of these to choose from with random colors and patterns. This is sort of like being in kindergarten and playing with finger paints. Once dry, these pieces of fabric are heat set with an iron and will not wash out. I like to use some of the Lumiere paints for variety. This can be purchased through the Polish Pottery Shoppe. This can be seen on Off The Wall Fridays

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Jack's Place: 18 X 30 panel. July is the time when I start thinking about my fall exhibits. It is also one of the busiest times for art shows. So, in preparation for the season I have finished another wall hanging. Simplistic design and bright October colors are sure to please. I call it Jack's Place because it reminds me of a gathering of friends. The fox and bird enjoy the company of this friendly Jack O Lantern. The backdrop of the October sky against the fall leaves suggest the end of the season. This is another of my Bohemian Tapestries, made from the scraps of many former projects, held together with free motion quilting. My washing process results in extreme texture. This can be purchased at The Polish Pottery Shoppe You can see this on Off The Wall Fridays