Welcome to my Blog, A little art, and a lot of Friendship
Saturday, August 7, 2010
I love making journal covers, with fabric, beads and figures.. The Sierra Art Trails artists are busy getting their best work out for the Home Studio Tour which starts Oct 2nd. This year I will be at Julie Mitchell's studio just off of Hwy 41. The figure above, is stuffed, painted, with beads.. I used hand dyed and batik fabrics, and fell in love with the wooden beads that a friend gave me after she came back from Africa.. They are so special because they are natural looking, even with their wonderful colors.
I have not been good at writing regularly and will try to improve, bear with me.. For some reason have been tired and not getting back to all my friends. We all go through fazes... Maybe it is just the hot summer, although we have been lucky so far, and not as hot as it could be. My sympathy goes out to all my friends in the East that are dealing with extreme heats and humidity.. gentle hugs to all of you.
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,