Editing New Work

So, I’m getting ready some new pieces for the show at the Piedmont Gallery next month.  I hope you can join me on August 3rd at 7-10 pm. at the gallery.  If not the show will be up all month.  I’m also doing a free motion quilting demo on Aug. 30th from 6-7 pm.  So come on down and see what’s new!


Editing Art Work

Where’s Roxane



 Do you ever second guess yourself?  I do that too. Especially when making art.  Luckily, I have folks around that can look at things objectively and help.  My sister, Sylvia, who is also a trained artist, is here visiting.  She took a look at the Felt Scapes I’ve been working on, and made some suggestions.

I had tried putting fabric behind the felt, and also painting the canvas.  We decided the painted canvas was less successful.


 This one has the painted background.







 This one has a hand dyed, and quilted background that moves the quilting out into the background.  This serves to integrate the felt and silk into the background. 



Like so…. 






Felt Scape #2, felted wool, silk, yarns, machine quilted cotton, hand stitched, 20″ x 16″, 2012 Before




 Here’s another one that’s really obvious.  The pink felt was just floating on top of the quilted green background, and it was really bugging me.  









So, I got out my colored pencils and started playing with some colors and shapes coming in and out of the felt.  I likee much better!  Sometimes it’s just a simple tweak that can make a big difference. 



Soon, I will post a short tutorial on how to make a felt scape. They are so fun and colorful.


Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery 


August 3-31,

August 30th I’ll be doing a DEMO from 6-7 pm.

Opening Reception Aug. 3, 7-10 pm.  I’ll be there!

601 N. Trade St.

Winston-Salem, NC 27101



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