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Saturday, May 22, 2010
Shrine to Land and Sky
I had lots of fun with this piece. Started out knowing the shape I wanted to take, but then some designs just get a mind of their own..The sky is a mixture of my hand dyes, hand painted fabric and sky photos I took here at home. I experimented with different decorative stitches on my machine, adding yarn and beads to out line. Hand stitching with hand dyed cotton thread, netting. buttons and free motion quilting. The center piece I stamped into air clay and painted with acrylic paint. I used a variety of upholstery and batik fabrics in addition to the hand dyed pieces. This Mixed Media Landscape is 17"W X 16 1/4 L.
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,