Monday, April 28, 2008
Fire won a blue ribbon and Water a red ribbon in the April 2008 SMAA Focused Show. Purple Mountains placed third. This focused show of limited categories featured Glasswork, 3-D, Fiber Art, and Mixed Media. Although my eight entries in Fiber Art were the entire category, I was still pleased about the sweep. There were some 50 Mixed Media entries, and 10-12 each in Glasswork and 3-D.
I recently learned how to incorporate some weird and unusual materials from Linda Schmidt of Dublin, CA, in a Quilt University online class, and the Fire and Water pieces are the beginning of a series of the four elements. Air is at the frame shop and Earth is still on my design wall. These pieces incorporate paint, puff paint, burned fabric edges, Angelina, organza, cellophane, ribbon, tulle, and Tyvek, in addition to the usual fabric, shiny threads, and machine stitches.
Fire (14x21) and Water (16x14) shown before framing. The finished/framed pieces are pictured at the art show.