Art Pieces 184-191

Dressed to Party, AP 189

Let’s Review:

Over the past six weeks I have been sharing photos and stories of my recently finished art pieces. Included below is a list with links to all of the items. A lot of time and effort went into those projects. If you have a little extra time I hope that you will explore some of the stories.

 

Art Pieces 184-191:

Included in this next grouping is eight new items. All of them were attached to an 8”x10” stretched canvas frame. Let’s take a look.

New Life For A Discard, AP 184
New Life For A Discard, Art Piece # 184 (SOLD)

This very unusual composition began with a layer of yellow gauze stretched around a canvas frame. Directly above that is a band of hand dyed green gauze. The next two layers, one of orange dotted cotton and a harvested remnant from a former adventure, provide the third and fourth elements. Adding panache is a variety of hand-applied stitches along with a single bone colored button.

Reclaimed Fabric Scrap, AP 185
Reclaimed Fabric Scrap, Art Piece # 185

I am not above scrounging through donated scrap baskets to look for useable specimens. Situated somewhat near the center of this item is a row of pieced together fabric strips. The combined grouping was once part of a much larger creation. I found the wrinkled mass stuffed inside a bucket of scraps. Imagine my surprise at the discovery. The otherwise unwanted structure was adopted into my family of art quilting supplies. Being able to utilize a small portion in this project was absolutely thrilling. Not to be overlooked is the other design features. The first to be incorporated was a base layer of hand-dyed yellow gauze. Directly above that is a square of black on green polka dot fabric. Next came the aforementioned fabric scrap and a single large green button. A variety of stitches were added to both secure the items in place as well as incorporate an artistic flair.

Polka Dot Dance, AP 186
Polka Dot Dance, Art Piece # 186

Polka Dots hold a prominent place among the elements of this project. Their abundance was the reasoning behind the title of the art piece. Serving as a base for the dotted materials is the orange on orange cotton fabric. Added as an embellishment is a single peach button. Protruding from its holes are cascading strands of cotton thread adorned with square metallic beads. The entire fiber art piece was saturated with a variety of hand stitches. Among them are numerous French knots.

Quotations, AP 187
Quotations, Art Piece # 187

Can you guess why I titled this item Quotations? If your answer is the orange fabric, then you are correct! There is, however, one more reason…the pieced fabric strip that runs diagonally across the orange fabric is the second reason. The shape is my abstract interpretation of a quotation mark. To bring more attention to the fabrics I added oodles of hand stitching. Look closely and you will see a zigzag stitch marching around the perimeter of the orange square. The zigzags replicate the triangular image of the handmade quotation mark. At the top of each zigzag peak and inside each center are French knots. Traveling around the perimeter of my handmade quotation mark is a row of running stitch. These stitches give more definition to the shape. All three of the fabrics that form the punctuation mark have their own set of markings. To the brown dotted material I added grey French knots. The white polka dot and the rust triangle both were embellished with seed stitch. All combined the elements create a very interesting composition.

Reach For The Stars, Art Piece # 188
Reach For The Stars, Art Piece # 188

This composition is an abstract interpretation of the sun with its revolving planets and the billions of stars inour galaxy. The sun is the large button. The planets, although more numerous than our own, are the metallic teal square beads. The small white dots are the distant stars. If you can visualize my concept then I think you can understand why I chose to call this art piece Reaching For The Stars. The only fabric used in my design is a single square of dotted grey cotton. This one piece of material provided the base from which everything else blossomed.

Dressed to Party, AP 189
Dressed To Party, Art Piece # 189

Who doesn’t like to get all dressed up to go to a party! This fiber art piece, with all of its glitzy spender, is dressed and ready to celebrate. First to be added was a lively green and white chevron fabric. Stacked on top is a variety of fabric pieces; each adding its own element of flair. The finishing touches of lace, beads, French knots and other assorted stitches all help to pull together an outfit unlike any other.

Mirror Image, AP 190
Mirror Image, Art Piece # 190

This fiber art piece contains four design elements: a deep brown wool, a red checked wool, twin pieces of crocheted lace and decorative stitching. The twin sections of lace were placed next to one another to make them appear as is they were one. The process of doing so gave me the inspiration to title this piece Mirror Image.

Christmas Memories, AP 191
Christmas Memories, Art Piece # 191

This composition began with a candy striped cotton fabric. The design of the fabric also includes intentional markings that give it an antiqued appearance. Layered above is a red and a green piece of wool. Giving the project even more of a Christmas theme is the yellow, green and red ribbon. A combination of French knots and other stitching were incorporated to add the sparkle the composition deserves.

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!

Fiber Art By Cindy Anderson

Art Pieces 142-148

Extra Buttons, AP 143

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!

Fiber Art By Cindy Anderson