Thursday, July 1, 2010

The big show is up!!

Disclaimer: As always I apologize for spacing issues. I can never get things to where I want then because it changes when it publishes. Anyone know how to avoid that????

Yesterday the members of the "Art C Girlz" hung our exhibit at the GOArt! Gallery! Even we were amazed at how great it looks! Each month we come in with a piece or two to share, drawing raves from the other members. But seeing them all in the same place, displayed so well, is an awesome sight! It has inspired even me to want to go home and make some new art pieces! This picture was taken as we finished up. The blue flower is a group project, made collectively by the members of the group. The small picture underneath is the photo we chopped up for the pattern.
Here are a few of my favorites.
Elaine's painted silk tree with amazing beading.

Sharon's marbled piece. We were each given a piece of hand marbled fabric and challenged to make something. Sharon saw volcanic activity!

Kathi's wondrous landscape!

It's very hard to get a picture that does justice to Karen's cutwork piece. The light shining through it makes it seem as if there are five fabrics, but there are not.

I have omitted my own work on purpose. You can see a few more pictures in my facebook album.

I should do this as a separate post, but I am adding a couple of pictures from the paintstik class samples I made just because I don't want to forget. It was a fun class and I hope the ladies were inspired to keep playing when they got home!

This piece is called Paintstik Patches. It is a pattern available at the shop, and from Cedar Canyon. The quilting in the border is done with a shimmery rayon thread. Thanks to my friend Debbie for suggesting the design!

I used one of the pieces I made in the class I took last month for the background here. I think I'll assemble them this way, so the original fabric is still sort of together. I like the rubbing plates much better than stenciling!

I am grateful for:
Nice crisp days in between the heat, which allowed me to sleep under my quilts last night!
A few unscheduled days.
Sweet surprises from a dear friend.
The joy of children when their daddy came up the walkway at the airport. ( I didn't know them , just got to see it)
The exercises that help my sciatica.

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