Thursday, May 23, 2013

Poetic Fragments

On April 28th, my Fiber Arts group, FiberArts NorthEast (FANE), hosted an Artist Reception for the Poetic Fragments exhibit at the Gallery at the Mahopac Library.  The exhibit is hanging until the end of May, so if you are in the area, please stop by.  There is no admission and there are almost 30 unique pieces!

This post will just be a series of photos, as I share all the wonderful small works done by the group.  Each piece could be no more that 14" on any side, had to be made of more that one element and was to be inspired by a line in a poem or a song.  The finished pieces were attached to an 18" canvass and displayed on the wall.

My apologies to the few artists whose names I missed....

Summer Kiss by Vivien Zepf

NY State of Mind by Donna Chambers

 A Pest Sense of How Not to Fly by Jane Davila

 A Rally Cry Unites Us  by Christine Wilheim

Arrangement in Grey and Black by Andrea Shedletsky

 Blue Grass  by Nike Cutsumpas

 Butterflies by Maxine Oliver

Circles by Elaine Sullivan

 Enkindled Spring  by Carolyn Drillick

Enlightened by Natalyia Aikens ....  this piece amazed me, because except for the thread and the dark brown building on the left that was felted, the rest is made on recycled plastic bags!!  Yep, you read that right :-)

 Float and Dance by Artist Unknown

 Golden Bugs by Nancy Mirmen

I Hope You Dance by me, Renee Fleuranges-Valdes

I Have a Song to Sing by Fran Osinoff

Seasons  by Artist Unknown

Serenity by Claire Oehler

 The Taven by Linda Long

 Title and Artist Unkown

 To Time by Artist Unknown

Tree Study VI Forest Shadows  by Barbara Sferra

 Tree by Kathy Tahnke

 Variations in Red by Carolyn Spiegel

White Crane Spreads Its Wings by Martha

Zen Garden by Judy Gignesi

A view of the company my piece is in :-)

A New York State of Mind and Forest Shadows, have already sold.  Most of the others are available for purchase via the artists.

Monday, May 20, 2013

2 Ribbons at NSQG World of Quilts 2013 !

It was a good birthday weekend.. As I walked into the show, folks kept congratulating me as Miss Ribbon Winner.  Since I have won ribbons at this show before, I smiled and said thanks and asked them not to tell me which quilt, until I saw for myself.  You see, I have been trying for a place on the wall of all Blue Ribbon 1st place winners.  I have only won Second, Third or Honorable Mentions in the past. 
So, you can imagine how ecstatic I was when I saw my first quilt !!! Jungle Paradise took Best Machine Applique at the Norther Star Quilt Guild, World of Quilts Show two weeks ago.  I am so so happy...  The parrot is thread painted, the leaves, tree trunk and lady bugs are appliqued down and the butterflies are attached, so that they are 3D.

Then, to make the day even better, Laundry Day received an Honorable Mention in the Landscape Category.