We are having a particularly snowy and cold winter. We haven't had any significant snows for ten years until December when we received more than 2 feet of snow in less than 24 hours. We were predicted to get only 1-4 inches for today, but we have 8 inches and the snow continues to fall. Here is a view out my studio window.
I thought I would just show a photo of the sand pail. This is my first larger tapestry and has been a real challenge for me. The sand pail has been a hard piece to weave for me. I have woven and rewoven that section about 8 times, but I am finally pretty happy with it. I think the rest of the tapestry will go much faster.
Finally, here is a look at my new small tapestry. It is a bit of a departure from what I have been weaving. The other pieces have tended to be more realistic. This one is very graphic and is inspired from a quick painting that I did in a painting class. More on this piece as it progresses...
My art has always been driven by my love of the natural world. I like to portray the little things in a big way. I tend to scale my views of nature either full scale or oversized, so that details of color and structure become visible in new ways, conveying the essence of each object and scene as I experience them. I believe that every person has a special relationship to nature, yet in capturing the abstract elements of a plant or animal, it is my hope that people feel a desire to take the time to look more closely at the nature that surrounds them and perhaps gain a new appreciation for each small thing.
My art-to-wear is as much about the process. My designs are usually a mix of recycled fabrics and unique new fabrics , and embellished with ribbon, appliques, or hand stitching. My goal is to design and sew a unique, and eye catching, piece of wearable art that you love to wear.