Friday, August 31, 2007

and finally, some photos, take 3

Sorry about the clumsy photo posting. I'll get better at this, I promise.

These are two pieces that will be set together with about 20 others into a hanging. I like the fleur de lis motif. A lot of what I make turns out to be in this color scheme. Hmm.

some photos, take 2

Well, I can't figure out how to post all these pictures in the order I want and all in the same posting, so you're going to have to bear with me.

This is a closeup of the felted bowl, showing some of the embellishment in more detail

a few photos

I've been madly trying to finish some new pieces for a fiber art show at the local art gallery where I am a member. DS1 graciously took a few photos for me.

At left is a felted wool bowl, embellished with loosely spun wool yarn couched into place, plus some more random stitching.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

I'm such a newbie

Hello to anyone interested in this blog.

I'm a busy mom of three sons, work full-time and try to spend as much of the rest of my time in my studio as I can possibly eke out without allowing my housework to get too out of hand. I can't decide how to define my art. I love working with fabrics and fibers, anything tactile, but I also love combining them with lots of other things: paints, inks, beads, stitch, metal, stamping, paper...the list is exhaustive, exhausting, and my materials take up an incredible amount of space in my tiny (8'x10') studio.

I belong to an art gallery here in my little Kansas town and feel fortunate to have the influence and critical input of so many wonderful, creative people, including a woman who was a teacher of mine in school. What an amazing experience being able to access her creativity so many years after she was my art instructor! Thanks, Liz.

My other artistic influences are Maggie Grey and Beryl Taylor, both of whom I admire tremendously for their incredible creativity and energy. Their work gives me goosebumps.

I plan to post photos of my own efforts as soon as I am able.