Friday, February 17, 2017

A Year's Reflection ~ 2016

I do not usually do much reflection about a passing year or set goals for the year.  Last year was different, to motivate myself,  I set a goal to show more of my work in 2016.  With that in mind, it is time to look back and see what became of the auspicious plan.  I was able to show pieces in Washington, Oregon, Texas and Nevada.  Here is a brief synopsis of the year. 

1. Enso 2, Texas Quilt Museum, SAQA, On the Fringe regional juried group show.
Constructed from hand dyed fabrics, eco printed cottons and silks, painted, machine and hand stitched.
Enso 2
Enso 2 - detail

 Enso 2, will show again at the Harrington Gallery in northern California, March 2017.  Then it goes into a private collection.

2. Oysterville, Washington ~ Then and Now, Visions Gallery, Chandler, Arizona. Art Quilt XX juried selected exhibition and Northwest Quilting Expo, Portland Oregon.
Constructed using cotton fabrics, painted, hand stitched and embellished.   Barn painted and stitched, then appliqued onto the map. Artist's rendition of overhead map of the Wallapa Bay in Washington state.  Resides in a private collection.
Machine piecing and layering of Oysterville map

Bard-Heim Barn, originally on site in Oysterville
Oysterville, Washington

3. Moon Over Bourbon Street, Quilt and Fiber Arts Festival, La Conner Washington. Juried show, winning second place Fiber Art Created Textile category.
Constructed with photoshop created print on cotton, free motion machine stitched, and oil painted.

Moon Over Bourbon Street
Moon Over, detail

4. Enso One, Las Vegas City Hall, juried program for the arts (2015-2016).
Constructed using commercial fabrics, machine appliqued and long arm quilted by professional and good friend, Linda Natale.
Enso One
Stitch detail

5. Dead Horse Canyon, Desert Quilters of Nevada, First Place in Art Quilts, Place category.
Constructed with photoshop digital photo transfer on to canvas, ink penning, oil paint, hand made copper and brass embellishments, free motion machine stitched.
Dead Horse Canyon ~ construction
Dead Horse image

Hand crafted embellishment, from drawing to fabrication

6. Shelia, Visions Gallery, Chandler, Arizona. Juried selected exhibition.
Constructed using twice printed cotton for lizard, hand embroidery on boarders, free motion quilted, machine pieced and appliqued.

7. Spiral, SAQA, Traveling Show
Constructed using original drawing on paper with ink and pen, photoshop rendered, transferred onto cotton, inked to bring up color, machine free motion stitched.
Spiral detail of stitch

Spiral, Original pen and ink on paper work enhanced in Photoshop

Well that is my year in review.   All of these pieces have been featured in previous blog posts.  Check around in old posts if you'd like more details. I hoped you enjoyed the year in review pieces as much as I enjoyed the creative processes shown.  This year I plan to go bigger and hopefully better.

Follow your dreams; they will take you to places unexpected.

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