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LATEST NEWS: I’m hard at work on my entry into the Full Bloom show for Houston this year. I’ll give y’all a sneak peak. And I’ll tell you the process later…but it does involve tulips….
Are You a Stage 2 Art Quilter?
Watch this video and find out!
Stage 2 quilters are all about the technique. How does it get made? Can I do that too? I need to take more classes, buy more stuff, try it all out! You are experimenting, sometimes you like what you make, sometimes you don’t, but it’s all ok- because you are learning what you like to do. This stage is great fun. But it also has it’s downside….
At some point, you look at what you’ve been making, and realize that putting more Angelina Fibers, more crystals, more fancy stitches gets a bit……much. Not that there’s anything wrong with all those fun things. But more is not always more.
To give your work impact, a voice, and some consistency, at some point you need to move beyond Stage 2. Why? Can’t I play with all the goodies forever, you say?
Sure, but they need to be at service to the whole piece, the whole design- not just be what the whole design is about. Is this making any sense?
So what to do, you say?
Here’s a great action step: look over all your work to date, pick out your favs, and ask yourself why you like them. Pick out one aspect of that- say, it’s the use of texture to show an animal’s fur, and use intense texture to make something else. Or just make something abstract using texture as your main design element.
Make sure your art quilt is about something- not just about techniques or embellishments- give it a main focus. It will appeal to more people that way!
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Roxane is a full time studio textile artist, teacher, and author, with two girls, who are both growing up too fast! She recently appeared on Quilting Arts TV, and has been accepted to teach in Houston. She is also a BERNINA ambassador. Her work is in several private collections and she loves doing custom commissions. For more info go to http://roxanelessa.com.
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