Saturday, August 24, 2013

One more piece for the show

Yesterday, I put finishing touches on a piece I started about a month ago, and I'm going to try and find a way to display it at Flagstaff Open Studios Tour this weekend:
I call it "Meandering" because that's what it made me think of when I looked at the finished piece.  It is a fabric collage in the same style as "Study in Contrast" that you can see here.  With "Meandering", I decided to bind the edges and remove the fringe I originally started with.  I have suspended it on a piece of Juniper wood as I did with "Study in Contrast".  Having completed two pieces using this technique, I hope to explore more ways to use fiber collage to create wall hangings, perhaps incorporating found objects and/or non-fiber objects in the pieces, so stay tuned. 
On another note, we are due for some heavy Monsoon weather this weekend, and I'm hoping it does not discourage art lovers from attending.  We have 65 artists displaying their work at 34 locations throughout the Flagstaff area both days.  This is my fifth year participating in the tour, and I  am looking forward to seeing some familiar faces as well as new visitors! 

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Getting ready for the show

I have been caught up in a whirlwind of activity of late... trying to finish up a lot of projects and prepare for the 16th Annual Flagstaff Open Studios Tour August 24-25.  This will be my fifth year participating, and it is one of my two biggest shows of the year.  Here is some of what I have been working on:
Arranging some of my wall art on my grid - later, I made up a black backing fabric to attach to the back and block out any distractions.

My postcard ad, which went out to my mailing list.

fabric bracelets... I plan to demonstrate how to make these, and they will keep me occupied during the event.  I don't do well just sitting there!

One of two of this style of dress that I dyed for a friend who is coming up from Sedona - hopefully, she will take at least one with her!

More "Shabby Chic" scarves... these have been selling like hotcakes at the Artists' Coalition Gallery in downtown Flagstaff, so I have been working feverishly to build up my stock for Open Studios.  I have a busy week ahead, and hopefully, a busy and productive weekend!  If you are in the Flagstaff area next weekend, I hope you will stop by!