Posts Tagged ‘walking’

This is the total of what I got done in January: 27 art quilts in 30 days, participating in the 30 Paintings in 30 Days, international art challenge.

Each piece is not linked to its “day.” <sorry!> Day #1 is top left, and it continues left to right along the top row. All the way down to the bottom right. The Tree Map piece is pictured as it is now, incomplete, with 6 pieces.  It will have a total of nine. You can go to my blog to view each piece, and read about its inspiration.

I was going to leave out the demonstration sample from my art quilt class, but then stuck it in anyway so the number would equal 27. It is tagging along at the bottom right.

Congratulations to everyone who participated in this, especially my fellow Art Plus Gallery members, Karen Weber and Gloria Urban, and Sue Goodling.

I hope everyone has a great year making art!

30 days total

SAQA (Studio Art Quilts Associates) organizes a “Spotlight Auction” as a major fundraiser at it annual conference. They ask member artists to make a piece only 6 x 8″, either horizontal or vertical, unfinished on the edges. They then put it in a mat and cellophane sleeve, and arrange in a well-organized (and very competitive) silent auction.

Since I didn’t have much time yesterday, I decided to make my donation for this great event. Because it is a small piece it took me less time.

It is a follow up on the previous day’s “What the Cat Saw.”  This one is called “Darn I Was Expecting Art Supplies.” I do depend on ordering many of my supplies. Sometimes you get a surprise!

Darn I Was Expecting Art Supplies 8 x 6

This one has several reference point to my neighborhood walking around. All three street signs are doing duty on my dead end street, plus the decomposing school bus in the top right corner. My idea was to give the viewer the choice of obeying the stop sign at the lower right, or wandering throughout the fantasy ground and enjoying the fruits and flowers, the scampering chicken, the looming cat and the rest of the wonders to behold.

The title is “What’s Your Sign” and the size is 16.25 x 20.25.

Be sure to visit http://30paintingsin30days.weebly.com/blog

to see what other artists are up to. I exchange encouragement and stories with a couple of others in my area who are taking the challenge: Brian Warfel and Karen Weber.

Day 5

Posted: January 5, 2016 in Art, Art Quilts, Events, Learning, Uncategorized, Walking
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About the House on the Hill, 16.5 x 19″ is another is a series inspired by things I see walking around. My innocent neighbor’s house, aided by my imagination, is now sprouting legs. A whole panorama of surprising flora and fauna are romping about her yard.

I am using papers from newspapers, catalogs, magazines aided by a layer of Mistyfuse top and bottom which gives them the strength and fiber so that I can stitch them.

And once again Apoxie Sculpt came to my rescue in attaching the legs, separated from some discarded doll I found at a flea market.

Check out what other artists are doing in the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge.

http://30paintingsin30days.weebly.com/blog

Cheers, and on to tomorrow!

Lingering Winter

This is another new piece inspired by walking and visiting towns in Berks County, my new home. Hamburg is the town of 3000 something that is closest to us, and this is from there. I combined a couple of locations, the church with the pointy green towers, a house, and some row houses. The background represents the mountains in the background, against which the little town nestles.

In the Morning I am So Tall

I was thrilled to learn I got two pieces in a show at Somethings Looming Gallery in Reading. The show, Me Myself and I opens April 12. Naturally with a title like that, they were looking for self portraits. But I balked – the closest I came was one called “In the Morning I am So Tall.” That showed my shadow!!

The other that was accepted is a portrait of my “interior life” at least when I lived in Pittsburgh. It is called “Haven?” I worked many years in the steel industry, and can identify with the feeling that the factory takes over your life. The bits of downtown that show look as far away and unattainable as Oz.

Edge of Morning

I just got this piece into an exhibit (Edge-to-Edge) of the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh. It is called Edge of Morning, and is small, just 12 x 12 x 1.5. As I have been doing, it is inspired by walking the aging industrial streets of Pittsburgh, and picking up found objects as I go. The focal point is that line created by the rooflines as they march down the block.
The show opens Friday Feb. 21 at Borelli-Edwards Gallery, 3583 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201 from 5-8 PM. See ya there!