A couple of days ago, in my new series (Existential Examen...day by day), I expressed gratitude for creativity, and my particular propensity for expressing it with fabric, fibre and floss.
When not navel-gazing, I have indeed been...creating: finishing up the four pieces I'm sending off to the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre within the next 10 days. These were pieces inspired by the Artists' Residency of which I was a part in July 2022, up at Rogers Pass in the Canadian Rockies -- specifically, at the Illecillewaet Trailhead. The exhibit will begin at the Arts Centre in March and travel throughout B.C. until December 2024!
I continue to be blown away by the fact that the nine artists on exhibit include me, a photographer -- and seven (count 'em) painters! Touring for over 18 months!!
Today I finished the last of the pieces, and took photos. This week I have to figure out how to put them into a special Google Drive folder, where I'll also find all sorts of paper-work that needs completing.
Please pray for me; I've never used Google Drive! I'm thankful that there's a director at the Arts Centre who might just be able to hold my hand through the process if I need it!
That said, here are the pieces...in no particular order, along with the inspirational photos, for those of you, especially, who won't be able to travel to B.C. to see them:
|Portion of the meadow near the start|
of the Trailhead. I was in awe of the trees and flowers.
|Meadow Impressions (c) 2023|
24.5" W x 17.75" L
Commercial cottons, self-dyed cottons.
Improv piecing; machine quilted.
|False hellebore -- amazing leaves,|
pretty flowars -- and poisonous
|Pretty Poison (c) 2023|
8" W x 19" L
Cotton batik, silk ribbon, cording.
Trapunto, silk ribbon embroidery,
machine quilting; 3-D leaves.
|A close-up of a fallen log |
on the Trailhead. I was fascinated
by the textures of the lichen, leaves
and aged bark.
|Fallen Log (c) 2023|
13" W x 18.25" L
Commercial cotton, recycled synthetic
backing; distressed painted used dryer
sheets, painted cotton batting,
silk ribbon, yarn, cotton floss, beads.
Machine quilted, hand-embellished.
|Rails & Ruins (c) 2023|
32 1/2" W x 31 1/2" L
Distressed vintage linen tea cloth, rusted linen
scraps, thread sketching, machine quilted.
|Pattern: "Baby Socks"|
Designer: Kate Atherley
Free on Ravelry
Yarn: Patons Stretch Socks in "Kelp"
Size 0-3 months
Well.! Look at you! Yea you! I think back to where you were when we first met and just marvel at how much and what amazing ways you have explored with and expanded your range of subjects and techniques. Again yea you! I am excited and very pleased for you. This is a wonderful range of interpretations based on this summer’s adventure and I am sure that viewers will connect with the pieces and enjoy figuring out ‘ how you do the magic you did’.
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