I am so jazzed to be a part of the Art in Fiber 2013 exhibit at the Copper Shade Tree Gallery. This year's show features work by so many talented artists and was juried by Karey Bresenhan of Quilts Inc. Wow, what an honor! One of the nice things about this venue is that all the work is original and made specifically for this event. This year, I have contributed two pieces, The Gift of the Magi and Plantasia. They are perhaps two of my best pieces yet and I am hoping they find a good home. The Gift of the Magi measures 30.75″ X 38.5” and was inspired from a photograph I took at Mayfield Park in Austin, Texas. It is the third piece in my peacock series and is a wholecloth painted piece embellished with stitch to add definition to the peacock's feathers.
.Plantasia measures 39.25″ X 28.5″was created as a 3 dimensional garden piece. To commemorate the new year, it has 13 large flowers consisting of 5 Calla Lilies, 2 Poppies, 3 playful imaginary flowers and 3 Irises. It also has a Lilac bush and a Tea Rose bush. The flowers extend off the quilt anywhere from a half inch to 5 inches off the surface. They are made with a variety of materials including beads, ribbon and yarn. If you get a chance to visit, I encourage you to stop in and visit the Copper Shade Tree Gallery located at 101 N. Live Oak at Henkel Square Market in Round Top, Texas or visit http://www.coppershadetree.com/wsx_store_selector_detail.php?selector=grouping&selector_id=aif2013 for more information. Thanks for stopping by.