My loom has been sitting idle for a year and a month, but this past week I warped it and began a custom wall hanging. It felt truly wonderful. I look forward to posting a photo of it when it is completed. I’m finally using the fabrics I pulled from my stash so many months ago that were inspired by the paintings of my dear friend, Donna Forgacs. (You can see Donna’s paintings in an earlier post.)
My artistic energy has been focused on quilted fiber art this past year, the first being a joint effort with 8 other fiber artists for a collaborative exhibit with the Gathering Artists called Homage to Barns, in October and November at the Community Arts Center in Danville, KY.
During the same time and venue, I had a piece in a juried show, Horizon: Contemporary Landscapes, which was a quilted autumn landscape titled “Unfurling October’s Promise”. This piece stretched my art quilt skills quite a bit and was so much fun to create.
Most recently, a winter scene, also a quilted piece titled “Blissful Release”, was hanging in the invitational exhibit, also at the Community Arts Center, called New Year New Art, which ended this past weekend. This piece expresses a spiritual emotion from deep within, something I hope to do more of in my future work.
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