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Thursday, August 18, 2011
Inspiration, Prayer Flags.
How does inspiration start... I have no idea where it comes from, it is just there..
Recently I have been making Prayer Flags for the Prayer Flag Project.. There is a specific size and dimension. However, today I was looking at my junky table tops, gathering items for the demo I am doing tonight at the guild on Oil Paintstiks.. and started to play around with the Chinese coins that a friend gave me.
She has been generous and given me lots of her costume jewelry. And I was thinking of her when I started playing with paints, and letters. Many times we have spoken of Peace, and she mentioned today that they enjoy sitting outside to eat their meals.
So making a Prayer Flag for her just came to me. I started with green hand dyed fabric, stamping with various items, hand dyed threads, variegated stitching, coins and dyed barbecue sticks...
They have a lovely patio, so maybe she will hang it there. They are great fun to make and are nice gifts for the holidays. I plan to make more to show and sell in my booth for Sierra Art Trails.
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,