Art Pieces 142-148

I am thrilled to once again be able to share a small grouping of my finished 8”x10” stretched canvas art pieces. Included in today’s grouping is items 142 through 148. I had so much fun creating each of these small works of art. Hopefully you will find them as pleasing as I do.

Floating Stars, Art Piece # 142

A rich grey felt is the backdrop for this simple but interesting composition. Layered directly above is a rectangle of white cotton printed with floating black spheres. The floating images were the inspiration for this items title. The deep grey felt was secured to the canvas with both machine and hand stitches. Hand stitches are the only thing holding the white cotton in place.

Floating Stars, AP 142
Floating Stars, Art Piece # 142

Extra Buttons, Art Piece # 143

I enjoy finding scraps with unusual features. The focus of this composition is a synthetic fabric with two attached buttons. The presence of these buttons was the inspiration for art piece # 143’ss name. Beneath the section of synthetic fabric is a rectangle of teal wool woven in a houndstooth pattern. The wool was attached to the canvas frame with machine stitching. A hand applied running stitch secures the extra buttons and their companion fabric in place.

Extra Buttons, AP 143
Extra Buttons, Art Piece # 143

Belly Button, Art Piece # 144

Just the thought of adding an unusual name to one of my fiber art pieces makes me giggle. In this instance the hand made bead affixed near the center of this specimen reminded me of a belly button. That association between the two made me smile. This revelation inspired me to title this project Belly Button. The base of this item is a wool and synthetic coaster. Layered above is a reclaimed scrap of sari fabric and the unusual bead. The coaster was secured in place with machine stitching. The remaining components were attached by hand with Perle cotton thread.

Belly Button, AP 144
Belly Button, Art Piece # 144

Enjoy, Art Piece # 145

I like to scour my favorite craft stores looking for embellishments to add to my art projects. On one such occasion I stumbled across a grouping of large paper clips adorned with buttons. The clip attached to this item was one of the clips I purchased. Printed on the button is the word Enjoy. The presence of that word inspired me to title this composition Enjoy. Anchored in place with machine stitching is a wool and synthetic coaster. Attached above that are a variety of fabric scraps. The scraps along with the giant paperclip were secured with hand stitching.

Enjoy, AP 145
Enjoy, Art Piece # 145

Fancy Tie, Art Piece # 146

A rectangle of solid black wool is the base for this item. Layered on top is a remnant from one of my previous projects. The wool was adhered to the canvas frame with machine stitching. The reclaimed remnant was secured with a simply applied running stitch. In my vision of this art piece I see the black wool functioning as a black suit coat. The multi-colored fabric scraps remind me of a starched white dress shirt and a colorful tie. The image of the tie is what inspired me to name this small composition Fancy Tie.

Fancy Tie, AP 146
Fancy Tie, Art Piece # 146

Brown and Blue, Art Piece # 147

Names do not have to be complicated. The name of this item is a prime example. I chose to use the fabric colors as the inspiration for the title. Obviously included in this composition is the colors brown and blue. A multi-toned brown wool was layered with a solid black strip of fabric and a tiny triangle of soft blue cotton. The entire grouping was attached to the canvas with hand stitching using a Perle cotton thread.

Brown and Blue, AP 147
Brown and Blue, Art Piece # 147

Blue and Green, Art Piece # 148

Just as with the previous art piece the name for this project was inspired by the colors of the included fabrics. First to be secured to the canvas was a rectangle of deep grey felt. Running vertically above is a strip of blue and green check cotton fabric. Next to be attached was a two-tone blue cotton and finally a blue wool circle. All four items were hand stitched to the surface with Perle cotton thread.

Blue and Green, AP 148
Blue and Green, Art Piece # 148

thank you!

Before closing let me thank you for showing an interest in my activities. I am grateful for your participation and look forward to your comments.

Best wishes for a wonderful day!

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