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Saturday, April 17, 2010
1000 Artisan Textiles, "Shrine to Land and Sky"
1000 Artisan Textiles is a beautiful new book on the market by Sandra Salamony and Gina M. Brown, published by Quarry Books. I feel blessed to have my Mixed Media Fiber Art, included with so many wonderful artists.. There is such a variety of textiles displayed on the 320 pages, it is truly eye candy for the soul as well a inspirational. My piece, "Shrine to Land and Sky" is on page 224. Art pieces from all over the world have been included in the colorful pages.
It is exciting to read about the "ingredients" used. The Chapters in the book start out with Wearable Art & Couture, Fashion Accessories, Soft Furnishings & Vessels, Tapestries & Display Art and Art Quilts.
I am so grateful to David Hoffman for taking the wonderful photographs so that I could enter. David is an amazing artistic photographer, he and his wife Charlotte live in the mountains of Mariposa near Yosemite National Park. Charlotte is a pastel and watercolor artist. They are wonderful friends and working artists. The awards for their work are too long to list.
Be sure to come to our area for Sierra Art Trails the first weekend in Oct. and you can meet many of the artists in our area. More about that later.
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,