Sunday, April 15, 2018

What a Difference a Frame Makes

I learned that from Lyric Kinard (and her course, "Picture it Framed")...and she was right...IF (and only if) you make your pieces to be mounted on stretched canvas or mount them on mat board or frame them in mats.

The look of it -- and the fact that it pretty much guarantees that (finally!) my small pieces won't be mistaken for place mats, dish cloths or cushion covers -- has me excited. So much so that I've been using the techniques for pretty much all of my new work thus far this year!

And today, I picked up the latest assortment...ALL of which will be available for purchase at the 19th Annual Lacombe Art Sale & Celebration of Creative Expression -- in the City of Lacombe on April 20 (1-8 p.m.) and Saturday (11 a.m. - 4 p.m).

Here's a selection to entice you to visit...if you're anywhere close to Central Alberta!

These three, inspired by photos taken by my friend, Bob, as mentioned in my last post:

After the Storm: Grenada
12" x 12"

Five Barns, Beiseker, AB
5" x 7"

Abandoned, Alaska
5" x 7"

And these mono-prints that I thought at first had failed...but they surprised me when I stitched them!

Grasslands I
20" x 16"

Grasslands II
20" x 16"

Grasslands III
12" x 12"

There will be others to choose from too, so I hope some of you will be able to join me and all the artists and artisans at the Lacombe Memorial Centre for the 19th Annual Art Show & Sale!

Linking this to Nina Marie's Off the Wall Friday; this week she (like most of us in more northern parts right now!) is urging us to call Spring's bluff and rejoice in it any way -- snow, freezing rain and cold be-darned!  If you can't get into the garden, get into the studio and drum up something colourful! 😊

Thanks for reading -- and have a wonderful week!


Bethany Garner said...

Awesome job, Marg... the work looks beautiful! Al favourites, and so beautifully finished. Loved Lyric's course and you have taken your work to a whole new plateau - a lovely high one!

Jo Vandermey said...

Your pieces do look lovely! And the framing does it justice.

We are cheating on enjoying Spring weather... We are visiting family in Holland where the Spring bulbs are all blooming and a light sweater is enough. Our kids informed us and shared pictures of Ontarios ice storm yesterday!

Hopefully by May all the bad weather will be gone!

arlee said...

Wonderful gems, truly framing them makes the presentation Art, instead of, as you said, "potholders"--i especially like the first one, and the last one.

Judy Martin said...

I like the Alaska one.

It is important to present small textiles as if they are drawings, paintings...however we do that. There are many ways.

Congratulations on all this new work!

Judy Warner said...

All of your latest works look perfect in frames. You are so lucky to have a good source. Truly wish that I could come up for the show........maybe some day!