Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Back in my studio

After at least a month of not creating a fiber piece, I finally made it back to my studio. I thought I would start small and made two 5'' x 7'' quilts. The first one is almost an exact replica of an earlier piece I donated to Fiber Art For a Cause. I found a scrap of the original fabric I created and painted the pear and added the text. The edges are painted. I am going to a dinner with my local fiber artist group next week and will give this one away.

I love this next one because it is so not me. It's called 'Be Yourself'. The background is original fabric that was painted and sunprinted. The face and hands were cut from a magazine photo. I added the clothes and altered the hair and features with paint and markers. I then covered the entire piece with black tulle and did the quilting. The edges are finished with couched yarn.

13 comments:

Deb said...

very cool...both of them!

Diane J. Evans said...

"Be Yourself" is GORGEOUS!! How large is it, Judy? And is it for sale?

Thank you so much for your comments on my blog -- I truly appreciate them!

Diane

Diane J. Evans said...

It would have helped if I had read your post more carefully -- I see that the piece is 5" by 7" . . .

Diane, Again

Robbie said...

Both are wonderful pieces but Be Yourself is GREAT!!! It made me smile. Just love it!!!

Connie Rose said...

They're both wonderful, Judy!

Vivien said...

I really like "Be Yourself". It's very cool and a great example of mixed media.

Beena said...

I love both of these!

yvonne said...

These are great! I really like Be Yourself. Sometimes it's good to do things you don't normally do. See how wonderful it turned out!

jgr said...

I like them both. Be Yourself is just stunning!!!
WOW! You make me want to take up sewing!
But I am not allowed to start any new 'obsessions' LOL! Thank you for your comment, too.

Deborah said...

Both are beautiful!

Kim D. said...

They both are wonderful, great job!!

Rochelle said...

Hi Judy, These are gorgeous! I am so excited about meeting next month. Time is ticking away. Hope you have a great holiday. See you soon.

NEEDLEWINGS said...

very nice! love them!