Friday, February 19, 2010

Inspiration From Nature

We are fortunate to live in a lovely part of Texas known as The Hill Country. Over the years we have operated two bed and breakfast on our property, Elm Cottage and The Canyon House. Our property is named The Hill Country Sculpture and Meditation Garden. We just call it"the garden". It has been a inspiration to me in my exploration into fabric / fiber art and to my husband who works with wood sculptures and teaches yoga and mediation in our yoga studio. We have also been fortunate to meet many wonderful people thru the B&B and yoga practice. I continue to look for methods to incorporate this beautiful naturescape into my work. The photo to the left is The Canyon House which is actually built into the side of the hill. You can see more photos of both Bed and Breakfast by clicking on the link above.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Another Queen of Arts Creation

I found this text printed fabric and wanted to use it before it ended up buried beneath my stash. It "said" it wanted to be a queen. I like this lady, even if she doesn't have any arms. Her face tells me she is a woman with heart. She is authentic, gutsy. Her face was drawn on fabric. The crown is a piece of painted lace that is beaded. Her big red heart is fabric that is painted and brushed with fabric stiffener then beaded. Without arms, she creates art in her heart and soul. After all, that is where it begins.

Postcard Reader Swap

This is a postcard I made to participate in the Cloth Paper Scissors magazine reader swap, "pass it on, Mail Art Affirmations". The invitation was for readers to create an original postcard with a favorite art-related affirmation, quote, or positive message. They will swap and mail out cards the week of April 26. I can't wait to get my postcard and hopefully get feedback when someone receives mine. This was the first time I have participated in a reader swap and it was a lot of fun. My postcard was made with commercial fabrics, fast2fuse, angelina fiber, embroidery and metallic threads.

Fiber Art Show, Round Top Texas

I just returned Sat. from a fiber art show at The Copper Shade Tree gallery in Round Top, Texas. This was their 4th year for the fiber art show and it just keeps getting better. The juried show featured 24 Texas fiber artists. Round Top, Texas is close to La Grange, TX and is nestled among rolling hills and farms. It is a great place to visit. The people are friendly. The scenery is beautiful and the food is delectable. Give it a try!!