Sunday, July 11, 2010

Colors

In a couple weeks, I have the good fortune to attend the IQF show at the Long Beach Convention Center.  Although not as large as the show held this fall in Houston, it's still facinating to go and see how other artists are creating their art; what colors and techniques used, what materials, etc.  At every show of this magnitude there's also vendors present selling their wares; most notably fabric pieces in every color imaginable.  My personal stash is relatively small compared to most fiber artist.  The goal during shopping this year is strategic; to find unique fabrics, maybe some silks that can be used in quilting having vibrant colors. Thread colors are equally exciting. I posted the photo above of hanging fabrics with some interesting textures and awesome colors. When I choose fabrics, I choose their use. Right in the moment of purchase, I choose how each beautiful piece of cloth will evolve into an important part of a fiber art piece to come. I know, I know, it's goofy that I get off on fabric selection. I know that I'm not along here.  I can't wait to see the fabric and thread colors at IQF!   Living Creatively, Sandra   

"First Kiss"

"First Kiss"
Innocence

Cheetah Girl

Cheetah Girl
QA Reader Challenge "Inner Animal"

Little Freida

Little Freida
I just love Freida Kahlo!

Madam Butterfly

Madam Butterfly
Inked / Thread painted face with 3D hair bun

"Hello down there!"

"Hello down there!"
Rare find of shrimp like creature in a iceshaft in Anartica

Kiss of a Rose

Kiss of a Rose
Quilt Visions "Fantasy Flowers" Challlenge

Spring Bouquet

Spring Bouquet
Another quilted portrait with 3D organza lillies and leaves

Quilted Denim Jacket

Quilted Denim Jacket
Close up of Shaunna's quilted photo

Simba!

Simba!
Cherrywood fabric challenge - Lion King's travelling show

Elephant at Mala Mala Safari Lounge

Elephant at Mala Mala Safari Lounge
Couldn't resist posting this water color work of an elephant on safari

Leopard at night

Leopard at night
Another watercolor

Geronimo

Geronimo
My quilted rendition of the proud Apache leader

Something to think about....

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up"



Pablo Picasso