Wednesday, November 22, 2006

No, really, I AM still a fiber artist

I know I haven't exactly DONE anything in fiber lately...ok, for months....but I swear I haven't actually given it up. I've been asked to send details of what I'm going to bring to the Tutors' Display at the National Quilting Symposium in January. This is rather embarassing, as the work is not actually FINISHED yet. However, I don't let little details like that stop me. I am going to show this diptych, entitled Otago 1 and Otago 2. Otago 1 (above) is made in vibrant hand-dyes, and represents the past of the region. The appliqued shapes are all black, and show extinct or legendary creatures.
Otago 2 is in more muted painted fabrics, and the appliques are native birds and animals which are found in this, my adopted region. The pieces will be hung side-by-side. Posted by Picasa

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Finished or not, I love these pieces. The colors are gorgeous!

Maureen said...

Oh Shirley......
finished or not,I LOVE it!

Ali Honey said...

It's looking good. Great colours. I'm sure you'll get it completed in time, but it's that time of the year when life can be busy...just as well you have all those hours of light!

Anonymous said...

Ohh yes, the colours are superb. It will be great fun to check them out at symposium.

Nellie Bass Durand said...

I love the positive and negative shapes. Wow!

Helen said...

I love those arrowheads that kind of appear and disappear in the top piece. Very lovely

Shirley Goodwin said...

Thank you all for your kind comments. Helen, the top one has the arrowhead shapes, and the bottom one has circles instead.

Anonymous said...

Hi Shirley. You do not know me but I love your work. I am an artist who is slowley incorporating quilting into my previously traditional acrylic portraits. I am having so much fun and am inspired by your work, especially the colors! I am also a mother and often struggle to balance raising children and my work. Sorry for the long message; great work!

Anonymous said...

Heidi again; if it is okay I will link you on my blog.