Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Quick Painted Sketch Paper - Collage #21

You know the feeling when the piece is created quickly and you're happy with it? Collage #21 fits this description. It could be that I'm getting comfortable with the process of adding multiple pattern papers together into one collage. Also, I'm giving myself a break on making these collages. I'm delighted that I create a collage a week with all that I have on my plate right now. Some days I just can't work on a collage. Even for 15 minutes, which was my initial intent with these collages. I'm okay with Enjoying the process!

Collage #21 - 18"x19"
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Monday, September 26, 2016

"Infinite Connections" at Quiltfest Oasis

"Infinite Possibilities"
My piece called "Infinite Possibilities" is traveling to Palm Springs in October to be shown at Quiltfest Oasis with the Beyond the Edge Fiber Artists exhibit "Infinite Connections".

Beyond the Edge Fiber Artists' exhibit statement:

This exhibit is dedicated to the infinite opportunities for connections and all they bring to our lives. It allows each artist to explore the meaning of the word "infinite" and how that meaning might relate to the people and world around us.

My artist statement for "Infinite Possibilities":

This artwork has 15 separate pieces. My idea is that each piece can be rearranged so the design can change depending on how the 15 pieces are attached. Infinite possibilities for infinite connections.  

If you're in the Palm Springs area, here is the information regarding the show:

Quiltfest Oasis - October 6  - 8, 2016
Palm Springs Convention Center
277 North Avenida Caballeros
Palm Springs, CA

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Quick Painted Sketch Paper - Collage #20

While working on Collage #20, I kept changing the orientation from horizontal to vertical and back again. I still can't decide which is more pleasing. Either way, I'm happy with the way this collage turned out. On to the next one!

Collage #20 - 19"x17" horizontal
Collage #20 - 17"x19" vertical

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Quick Painted Sketch Paper - Collage #19

I'm continuing on with this series of collages. Collage #19 is going further into the multiple design collages. As mentioned previously, it's not my normal style. Definitely, outside my comfort zone. I do like the painterly style in the designs that are the white background with the black paint strokes.

Collage #19 - 17.5"x16"
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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Quick Painted Sketch Papers and Collage #18

It's been a few weeks since I painted. A couple of days ago I found a hour to paint more patterns for my stitched collage series.

I was able to finish Collage #18 today. I'm really into the swirly shape on the left. A similar shape was used for Collages #12, #8  and #7.

Collage #18 - 18"x18"
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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Quick Painted Sketch Paper - Collage #17

Collage #17 was created using 7 leftover pieces of the quickly painted papers. It look me 10-20 minutes over a few days to make. Pushing myself to add more papers with different designs. I happy with the final piece.

Collage #17 - 18"x20"
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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Quick Painted Sketch Paper - Collage #16

Collage #16 was finished for a few days. I was unsure about posting it at first. The design looked unbalanced with the loose design on the right and the 4 densely painted designs on the left. Now it's starting to grow on me. By the way, the loose piece is the other side of a piece used in Collage #6.

Collage #16 - 18" x 18"

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Quick Painted Sketch Paper - Collage #15

Collage #15 was made in 20 minutes. It helped that I only used 3 pattern papers. I fell back into my simple style and that's okay. No self-judgement. As I have said before, it's about the process. I'm happy with the finished piece.

Collage #15 - 17" x 16"
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Quick Painted Sketch Paper - Collage #14

I'm continuing to make time to create collages. Collage #14 was made over 3 days, 15 minutes each day. I've been focusing on the process instead of rushing to finish a collage in one day. This is allowing me to get comfortable experimenting with using different designs together in each collage. I'm happy with the final collage.

Collage #14 - 18" x 17"

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Quick Painted Sketch Paper - Collage #13

Collage #13 was made the same way as the other collages. I cut up the quickly painted sketch papers and machine stitched them together with red thread. I must admit that I'm getting more comfortable mixing multiple patterns together. What started out as a way to make time for art each day, is turning out to be a wonderful learning experience. A way to get me to create outside my comfort zone. 

Collage #13 - 19" x 18"

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