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Monday, March 5, 2012

Artful Women Collaboration

This piece was created for a MAQ (Mountain Art Quilters) Challenge called "Four by Four".  Idea is to have four works that complement each other and look well hung together.  The Artful Women decided to collaborate and will each create one to three pieces for the challenge.  Again, I worked with some previous effort that did not go anywhere.  I love how things just develop...first the diamond shapes reminded me of flower petals, then I wanted to make them 3D.... then I found some painted/foiled temtex to work with... but the right angle was the most difficult.  Work, think, let ideas soak, and then comes an idea that can work.  Some people work with lots of planning but I need to just try one thing then anothers.  People think creativity is unique, but don't we all follow the same process when we garden, prepare a meal or decorate our home?  Have a great spring creating your world.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Where's the Point


Where's the Point - detail

Where's the Point
Does this look familiar?  It was Layers II.  While I loved the triangles the look never felt right.  The pink and gold cord helped connect the piece but it was just "clunky".  So when SAQA had a call to artist for the Sense of Scale, I tore old Layers II apart and made it into this.  I like this look and hope that the jury for the show, does too.


More news: I am again showing at the Blue Line Gallery of Roseville.(  The show is Shine. This was one my first effort in using layers of shear fabric.  It won third prize at the Lincoln Art Center and Placer Art Association.  (picture by Craig Johnson of JTE Photography  The Blue Line Gallery shows usually have to well known professional artist and then an area to show local artist at various stages of development (professional to entry level) .  Give it a try one of these days.

Lastly, those of you that live in Lincoln CA know that we recently lost our Art Center.  If you are interested in helping rebuilt the center please email Jean Cross  She said help large and small will get us to our goal.