Friday, January 25, 2013

Collage and stitched cards

 Who doesn't like a card in the mail?

Valentine's Day: my favorite holiday.
It comes after the deluge of December, the recovery and clean up of January. 
A quieter time, when you have permission to hand out extra hugs.
Culling out books from our shelves, I found a paperback from college that was falling apart. So I spread the pages on my studio table and went to town with the tag-ends of various paints: pink, fushia, purple, and white.
When these dried, I cut out hearts and started to work. Some scraps of text worked their way back in. More and more materials came off the shelves to play.
Eventually transparencies of old photographs and machine stitching were involved.

And last scraps of hand-dyed and -printed fabric:

Every card is unique, ready to be mailed or framed.

You'll find my hand-made, one-of-a-kind Valentines at the Loading Dock Gallery.

Or visit me on February 2, from noon-5pm. I'll be in studio 512, Western Avenue Studios.

Pick up your "Gifts from the Heart" card as you enter the building, get it stamped from participating artists, and  you'll have a chance to win a gift certificate, good with any WASA artist.


Susan Gurry said...

Beautiful! I have so much to learn from you! Maybe it's time for me to go to RISD....(but I can't draw....)-:.

BTW, my 'baby; turns 22 today....scary...

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