Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sneak peak at "O"

There are a few real life subjects that inspire me to create a full fiberart quilt. I was recently given the opportunity to submit a general art piece for consideration in a tribute book to the multi-talented media giant Oprah Winfrey. I thought to myself  "Oprah, heck yes, let me jump right on this!"  It's the 25th and final year of Oprah's famous show. Black Artist in America, a wonderful new group that I just joined is hosting this exciting challenge. Of course there will be many submittals in all mediums and I'm proud to lend my fiber art work titled simply "O".  This piece is my quilted rendition of Ruven Afanador's photo of Oprah that I inked and thread painted from head to hands with her blowing bubbles of promise. (Sneak peak it to the right).  Oprah frequently reminds us to "live your best life". Yes girl, I can honestly say that I've been blessed and have had a wonderful life; the best of it in the last few years. During this time my creative spirit has blossom greatly; with the focus on firmly on fiber art. Truly I love the creative process all around, fiber, water color, oils, etc. I'm even thinking of giving photography a serious nod. Indeed, we'll miss Ms. Winfrey's daily show, but her motivating words will continue to inspire. Good Luck to you "O" as you move onto "OWN"  Living creatively, Santeena

"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