One of the joys of maintaining my blog is the privilege of sharing news about my finished art pieces. My studio is full of plastic tubs, stacked one on top of the other, containing a plethora of completed projects. If I were to reveal all of them in one post the entry would be far too long to read. As a result I have decided to curb my enthusiasm by limiting this post to a small grouping.
Being revealed below is seven more finished art pieces. Please enjoy!
Blue Moon, Art Piece # 135
This item began with a layer of blue wool. Secured on top is a green, black, and red wool plaid. The final layer consists of a small circle of green wool. The blue wool was secured to an 8”x10” stretched canvas frame. The remaining features were hand stitched in place with a Perle cotton thread. I titled this art piece Blue Moon because the circle of wool gave the appearance of the moon rising over the landscape.
Blowing Kisses, Art Piece # 136
Attached to an 8”x10” stretched canvas frame is a layer of red wool. Intentionally place above is a rectangle of white on white cotton, a scrap of grey cotton, a white on black scrap and a grey and black cotton strip. The red wool was attached to the canvas with machine stitching. The other fabrics were hand stitched in place with Perle cotton thread. The shapes printed on the black fabric were the inspiration for the title given to this composition.
Sunset, Art Piece # 137
An 8”x10” stretched canvas frame serves as the base for this unusual item. This item was constructed from a square of soft blue wool, a smidge of white fabric adorned with black dots and a single red wool sphere. The light blue wool was secured in place with machine stitching. The remaining components were adhered with Perle cotton hand stitching. The stitching above the red circle emulates its shape. To the strip of white cotton I added black French knots. The red wool circle was the inspiration for this items title. I envisioned the red circle to be the sun setting in the evening.
Centipede, Art Piece # 138
A brown, tan and grey wool plaid has been topped off with a scrap of brown plaid. Situated above the brown wool is a harvested scrap of crocheted lace. To fasten the multi-colored wool in place I used machine stitching. The remaining items were secured with Perle cotton using a variety of decorative stitches. The fragment of crocheted lace reminded me of a centipede…thus the inspiration for this projects name. An 8”x10” stretched canvas frame is the base for my art piece.
Dragonfly, Art Piece # 139
The dragonfly bead attached near the center of this project was the inspiration for the name of this art piece. Beneath the bead is multiple layers of cotton and wool fabrics. The red wool was attached to an 8”x10” stretched canvas frame with machine stitching. The remaining features were hand stitched in place using Perle cotton thread.
frolic, Art Piece # 140
I love to search out embellishments for my art pieces. Attached to this one is a metal and paper charm stenciled with the word Frolic. The charm was the inspiration for the title of this project. Aside from the charm this item contains a bold green square of wool and a two-part remnant from a previous composition. The green wool was secured to an 8”x10” stretched canvas frame with machine stitching that echoes around the edges of the cotton remnant. The other elements were adhered with hand stitching using a running stitch.
All In One, Art Piece # 141
One of my favorite fabric purchases is those that contain text. Stretching across this item is a remnant from a previous project. Among the scraps that make up the strip is a small section of text fabric. Contained within the wording is the phrase All In One. The phrase was the inspiration for the title of this specimen. Secured to an 8”x10” stretched canvas frame is a fuchsia colored burlap, a solid soft grey cotton, a reclaimed piece of sari ribbon and the aforementioned fabric strip. The fuchsia burlap was attached to the canvas by machine. The remaining items were added via a variety of hand stitches.
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Best wishes for a wonderful day!