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Thursday, November 12, 2009
Yoyo Challenge-Kathy's My Garden of Friends
Kathy also went with the garden theme. Do we see a pattern of thinking here? "This was one of the more difficult challenges the YoYo's have devised. I puzzled for weeks about what to do with the individual fabric pieces my wonderful friends had created. One day sitting and coloring with Penny, my five year old granddaughter, the inspiration came. I was showing Penny how grandma used to have a sheet of white paper and use every crayon in the box, except black, and fill the entire page with splashes of color. Then I showed her how to cover all the colors with the black crayon and use a penny to scratch different designs. While watching her create a flower the idea just popped into my head to do the same principal except with fabric!" Now I have a beautiful reminder of flowerets created by using hand created and dyed fabric from from all my wonderful friends."
I am a mixed media fiber/quilt artist who loves to work with gourds,and jewelry. I am easily distracted with the next project, and have many going at one time. I have been teaching Fabric Dyeing and Beginning gourd art for many years. I am blessed with my own home studio. We live in the rolling hills near Yosemite National Park, in central Calif. U.S.A. This is a place of Inspiration, Blue Skies and Great Friends. I volunteer with several organizations,and have memberships in P.E.O., Coarsegold Historical So., Sierra Art Trails, Madera Circle Gallery, Yosemite Western Artist, Timberline Gallery and Sierra Mountain Quilters. I teach at my home studio and at local quilt gatherings.
My web site is: www.vivianhelena.com,