Hi Judith, congratulations on being accepted into Textile Center show. Terrific. I'm loving look through your photos again-so beautiful!!!
I don't seem to be getting emails about people adding photos to their pages-are you?
Thank you so much for the comment. I have an old digital olympus camera and it does wonders. As you can see I am back to putting on FAMM. I seemed to have lost the plot over the last few months. Created but very slow and steady to orders.
I think the FAMM site is great, so much variety and friendly people.
I just love card making. I use up all the trimmings and things left over from my larger projects. Mini bits of art!
There be no stopping you being even more unique with your embellisher now. I am looking forward to following.
I am so glad you like the star of the crazywork wallhanging. I just love colour as you know.
The borders is the fabric left over from an evening dress I made in the 90's. It's really beautiful to work with.
Thank you for your lovely comment about the Blue Crazywork Cushion. i am trying to get as much colour ad soul into my painting at the moment. Slow but sure. I am layering and adding just like I do my mixed media and textiles.
Thank you for comments on my garden journal pages, you have caught me onh hop, they aren ot on my website but they are on my blog. I am so busy at the moment finishing work and gardening as I have several open days coming up.
I will email soon with details.
keep safe in the storms,
Hi Judy - I went to Flickr but there was no comment under ArtChick 41 - so hum!
Glad you like my bags. Your little Brave Heart really appeals to me perhaps it is also to do with the association as a friend's daughter, just married, just pregnant was diagnosed wtih breast cancer - 5 months later - so far so good.
Even with your cataracts your eye for detail is simply amazing!
How are you going Judy - hope OK. If you like at my Flickr site you get to have a really close up look at th e "East Meets Victorian" oh I wonder if I should have mentioned that - you get to see all the imperfections!!! but I have nothing to hide at all. Thebackground fabric is a soft pink crushed velvet and beaded table runner (small) which I did not make!
By the way Judy I have just become one of our followers on your blog. Your skils are immense! My training comes from within. I sometimes wish I had of studied the Arts but on reflection what I create is totally unbiased and free.
Well, I think that artists are acutely aware of "process", no matter the medium. I wish I had a dime for every time I have heard someone say about my work- "it's just a dress" or "its just sewing". It is simply ignorance of the years of training, skills and the creative vision of the artist. It is especially apparent when it comes to textile arts, even in our own community. There is a huge divide between camps of textile artists defining what is art and what is not. So, I think in continuing to do quality work, we add to the positive side of the discussion, proving that a statement can be made in this medium, beyond "pretty"...
just wanted to let you know, I shared the pics of your work(and your blog) with my husband (he is a pastel painter and illustrator). He was so impressed with your work, especially the depth of your 2 dimensional pieces. It is so interesting to me how he looked at your work with a totally different eye. He saw the layers of a painter-the subject in front, the backgrounds, etc. Quite different than the way I look at this type of work, yet we were in agreement about how beautiful, skillful and effective you are in your pieces. I guess I have trained him right, to appreciate textile work! ha ha....Kim