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Sunday, April 1, 2012
My Garden in Spring
The poppies are just starting to bloom. Hundreds of larkspurs will be blooming in a few days. They reseed every Spring and provide some color in the flower beds before the weather gets too hot. The rusted metal stand behind the bird bath in the top photo is a antique ceiling fan post from a old warehouse we bought years ago. I turned it upside down and planted morning glories that will grow up it. Now there are some pink clematis growing on it. Hopefully we will get enough rain this year but the weather people have promised another drought so I m enjoying the garden before it turns brown.
I am a Texas native who grew up watching my grandmother crochet, knit and tat. She would save string from the tops of feed and flour sacks and make beautiful bedspreads and tablecloths from it. I find inspiration is the least expected places. Sometime in the textile itself, it's texture or color. A poignant saying, a found object or story can spark my imagination and creativity. I attempt to express a particular feeling or message in my fiber art, blending, coaxing and manipulating the fiber, yarns and threads into something that is unique for me. I use new surface design techniques with traditional methods working with commercial fabrics as well as my own hand dyed and hand painted fabrics. My art has been shown at Fiber Artspace at Blue Star Art Complex,San Antonio,TX, also at Fiber Arts Fiesta, Albuquerque, NM, at Fiber Artists of San Antonio annual show Nord Gallery, San Antonio,TX, and 1550 Gallery, Kerrville, TX., Kerr Arts and Cultural Center membership show, Kerrville, TX, and KACC invitational fiber arts show, The Softer Side of Art.