Working On Now

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How to end couched metallic border

Started by Mimu Rubin. Last reply by Mimu Rubin Jan 4, 2013. 8 Replies

Does anyone have suggestions re: how to end couched metallic borders as in this collar piece?Continue

Tags: collar, embellishing, neckpiece, wear, to

Botanic Garden Journey Sack

Started by Mimu Rubin. Last reply by Elena Rosenberg Aug 19, 2012. 5 Replies


How I created A Small Path In Time and Space

Started by Mimu Rubin Jan 20, 2012. 0 Replies

For this piece I…Continue

Tags: collage, media, mixed, art, fiber

More Journey Sack

Started by Mimu Rubin May 20, 2010. 0 Replies

This Botanic Garden Journey sack is evolving. A printmaking teacher I studied with many years ago, talked about "passages". She would block off bits and see what worked best. There are passages in…Continue

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Comment by Mimu Rubin on May 22, 2012 at 10:12am

Robbin, I suppose that we each have our own way of getting to the finish line more often. I find that art challenges can be inspiring and get you to finish and then start anew. Sometimes not finishing for me is that I am experimenting. When I hit on something I want to keep doing, I create finished work resulting from the experiments. Just keep going and going and going.

Comment by Robbin Neff on May 20, 2012 at 2:53pm

Mimu, do you think it will help me get to the finish line more often?  For all our members, go get 'em!  Waitng to finish usually incudes waiting to move to a new city and state, waiting for supplies, waiting for the store to open, and most often, waiting for someone to "play" with.

Comment by Mimu Rubin on May 19, 2012 at 7:26pm

Welcome Robbin. I love everything that you are working on. Your " art studio " is wonderful. Thanks for joining.

Comment by Robbin Neff on May 19, 2012 at 3:31pm

I have my fingers in numerous pies.  I love creating.  Here are a couple of things in progress.  I promise you, I am working on all of them, even though there are over a hundred.

These are fan blades.  I have a long way to go on this piece.  Next I begin the embroidery.  This is going to be an art quilt.  At this point, only the reverse aplique is done.  The outer edge of the blades was inspired by tag art.

I make lots of funky shops on mini quilts.  Each is embellished with an assortment of beading, embroidery, yo-yos and more.  This is "The Art Studio".  Another is called "The Fly Zone", and is about fishing.  We are packing to move, but there will be more soon.

Comment by Mimu Rubin on November 20, 2011 at 6:59pm

On the right of Alice in Wonderland image is the "Page" to click on with thephotos and a poem

Comment by Mimu Rubin on November 20, 2011 at 5:38pm

I have added a page to Working on Now. It shows an image of a multilayered work with text and without. The poem is an original poem as well, titled, How Exquisite Is The Beauty Of An Ordinary Day. I am working with  printing digital collage on silk and mounting on plexi over fiber art. Also I am entering a few local exhibits. I'd love to hear what you all are up to these days. AND Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Comment by Mimu Rubin on April 10, 2011 at 1:05pm
We Are All Alice is a work in progress toy theatre project evolving from work I am doing on artists and literature, which hopefully will be in schools and libraries next year with a group that I am currently forming. The Emily Dickinson piece is the first one.
Comment by Mimu Rubin on March 2, 2011 at 7:05am

A Basket of Garden for Emily Dickinson is the first in a series of fiber art collages "Illustrating" poems. It measures 29" by 39" and is primarily machine embellished with hand piecing as well as painted sky on cotton and painted walkway on canvas. Emily's portrait is a copyright free image printed on archival paper. The book in lower right is leather book with image of Emily and copy of her poem,   A Bird Came Down the Walk.

The next one that I am at the very beginning of working on is from, A Midsummer Night's Dream, the woodland scene, "I know a bank where the wild thyme grows..."

Comment by Mimu Rubin on March 2, 2011 at 7:01am
Comment by Mimu Rubin on December 9, 2010 at 9:57pm

Grandma Moses Cape...doodly doo.

This cape is a work  in progress experiment with embellishing and free motion scribbling doodling.  Yet another rabbit hole-free motion- I love it, but have lots to learn. I'm excited about this new addition to ways of expressing myself. I call it the Grandma Moses Cape because I have attempted to free motion write my favorite quote from her on it: "Life is what you make it. Always has been. Always will be." I need to make it better and better. I also call it doodly doo, because that is a good name for one of my favorite ways of working.


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