Category Archives: Landscape

Along the Path

I just finished a piece that was a challenge to myself.  This past spring I had interpreted one of my photos of Cataract Creek into fiber art.  On that piece I was pleased with the way moving water was captured.  The challenge was to do it again. I took this picture of Cataract Creek in early October.  It was interesting how the light was golden compared to my other picture which had a cool blue feeling.

Cataract Creek
Early October at Cataract Creek

Summer at Cataract Creek
Summer at Cataract Creek

Cataract Creek
Close up of Cataract Creek

Listening to my own recommendation to “just do it”.  I started placing fabric.  Thinking of each piece of fabric as a brush stroke.  This is mostly my own hand dyed or painted fabric, though there is some commercial fabric interspersed.  These photos show the process, click on the picture, then on the arrow to see the next picture in the process.  The little white dots are my pin heads, I use a insulation board as my design wall.

Here is the final.  I’m taking it over to Arts Alive in Breckenridge for the Trails and Paths show in November and December.

Along the Path
Along the Path

Landscapes in Fiber at Arts Alive

I’ve hung a new show at Arts Alive in Breckenridge.  You will be able to see it through October.  Arts Alive is at 500 S. Main in the LaCima Mall, just south of the Park and Main Restaurant.

The exhibit showcases the “Yin and Yang” of my latest work.

The fiber art landscape pieces express an impressionistic interpretation of photos taken on my many hikes.  Fabrics are used to portray rushing water and sunlight streaming thought the woods. The other aspect of my work is the whimsical village scenes.  The goal is to bring a smile, they come from the imagination and are inspired by my painted houses and other fabrics. The hope is encouraged you, the viewer to make up his or her own story to go with the piece.  All of these represent where I live in Heeney Colorado,

Landscapes in Fiber exhibit
Landscapes in Fiber exhibit

mountains, lakes, ski areas, and Victorian towns.

Delving into Instagram

My sister showed me how to post on Instagram the other day.  I wonder what she unleashed?  I posted pictures of a couple of my latest art quilts and linked that to Facebook.  Then I realized the Instagram photos are square, both of my pieces are rectangular.  So I thought I would show the difference here:

Autumn Shapes
Autumn Shapes 
Instagram photo of Autumn Shapes
Instagram photo of Autumn Shapes

This is the complete piece 36″ tall and around 26″ wide.  This art quilt was part of a challenge not to use measuring tools or a rotary cutter, my lines are pretty straight, considering.  I liked how just a few shapes could depict the fall day.

 

Below is the Instagram photo.

Fabric Painting Demo

This coming Saturday, July 23rd, I’m doing a fabric painting demonstration at The Art Gallery at Keystone Lake.   I’ll be there between 2 and 4 pm.

Last January I took a class from Patt Blair, this is her technique using Tsukineko Inks.  I’m also using her drawing method from a photograph that truly anyone could do!

Here are a couple pieces that I’ve already completed.  I’ll be working on new ones Saturday.

Three Boys
Three Boys
Alaska cove
Alaska cove