Thursday, April 1, 2010

RAFA 6 x 6

These are 2 of the pieces that I created for the RAFA (Rochester Area Fiber Artists) donations to the ROCO (Rochester Contermporary Art Center) 6 x 6 display and sale.   Each piece donated to the display or exhibit will sell for $20.   The display will be up in May and bidders may buy at that time.

The piece on the left is called "Blank Slate".   It was inspired by some fabric beads I made in a small group, but as you can see, the fabric beads never made it on the quilt.   The base is 2 fabrics, woven together and there is one bead in the green that says   "Create".   The blank slate is to allow you to dream of how you might create from this point.

The piece on the right is called "SpringTime".   The background is silk habotai which is painted with dyna-flo paints
and spritzed with water to allow them to run together.   The tree has some thread painting as do the grasses.  
The pink beads represent the flowering of the tree in springtime.

After finishing the tree in the above post, I had some painted silk left over so I decided to try stenciling butterflies.   I really love them.   It was a little more intricate than I should have done for the first attempt, but fun anyway.   Now, how to finish them?    Yes, that is a black blob of paint that I accidentally smeared on the background.   Now to give it some artistic definition so it looks like it should be there.

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