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Thursday, January 6, 2011
New Years Mess, gourds, fabric, designs
Do I admit that the studio is a mess and am continuing to try and to find a space to work.. I had New Years Resolutions and some are in the process.. But others are not. I received this advise from a Fortune Cookie... "Very little is needed to make a happy life." How true that is, BUT.....
The gourds are part of a series I am making with shapes of hands burned into them and stained.
Part of my design wall is the project class I am taking in Fresno at Cottage Quilts, Stitchers Garden.. The reason.. I have a new Pfaff and this is one way to learn the variety of feet... No, all those pieces do not go together.. one is a portrait that I still have to look at and finish for our YoYo Sewciety, the other I am trying different quilting designs on it.. not all that satisfied..
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,