Sunday, December 30, 2007

I made this piece last week. It is an example for a class that I am working up on Experimental Quilting techniques for Tiny Stitches. The class will be on ongoing class on "non-traditional stitching and surface design techniques. The one part that really didn't work out as well as I wanted is the word "Magic" that I stenciled. I really wanted it to be a more pronounced element.

I have enrolled in a printmaking class at Chastain Art Center starting next week. I haven't done any printmaking in a few years and am very excited. I took a few printmaking classes in college and have always loved it. In true "Sharon-ness", I couldn't wait to get started and free-hand drew this relief block print. I thought it was fun. Of course, drawing it is only part of it and now I have to carve it (which has where I make my mistakes) now. I took the picture just in case I really screw it up! Of course, the idea is bring the printmaking back to fiber. I have also spent the holidays working with acrylic paint on canvas. I will post some of those pictures later.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Journal Quilt 2007

This was my submission for the Journal Quilt Project 2007. It really doesn't photograph well as it is such a dark background. It is about renewal/rebirth. when I get it back I will post a close up of the background which was some "complex" imagery worked in.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Do You Believe?

One of the art groups that I belong to, Fiber Art Fusion, a contempary fiber art and quilting group, had a holiday exchange of a 5 x 7 piece of art. This was my piece. I had so much fun making it. The backgroup is painted lutrador which I burnt out the flower/star shape. Next, I fused angelina behind the lutrador to show through the holes. I spent the day at Rubber Stamp Fantasy on the Saturday before this was due. RubberStamp Fantasy is owned by one of our members Deb Taratoot (I think that is how you spell it) and her husband. Although they do have classes there, they will stop and give you a personal "lesson/demonstration" in almost any of their products. One of the things that he showed me that day was using this paste/sludge compound. It was wonderful as I love adding texture to my work. After it was dry, I colored it with soft pastels and then Shiva Paint sticks. The flowers were done using water soluable fabric and thread. The fairy is a little clay piece that I picked up years ago.
My inspiratation for this piece was my friend Rebecca's 7 year old daughter, Sarah, who is in reality a fairy princess! May her magic live on!