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Guest Artist: Deborah Younglao
NEW WORK: MIXED MEDIA
Lately I have been pushing the 3rd dimension. The thing I love about being a textile artist is the beautiful textures you can make. By quilting a piece with puffy batting, you can make incredible textures with the pattern and line of the thread and stitching. That’s what I call the 2 1/2 dimension. But what I have been doing lately is definitely in the 3rd dimension. While they are still wall mounted pieces, the shapes spring out from the wall. Quilting is still involved, but not the main focus of the piece. Tell me what you think of this grouping- I love to get your comments.
I decided to work as a group, I needed a 3rd piece. This is the 3rd piece.
And here is my silly studio (pest) assistant, sunning himself. What a blob!
GUEST ARTIST: DEBORAH YOUNGLAO
One of my fav artists is a local, from Cary, but with exotic roots. Her silk paintings, scarves and ties are truly exquisite. You may have seen her at Cary’s Lazy Days festival. Here is one of my favorites:
You can find out more about her work at The Silk Studio.
Here is what she says about her work:
I create paintings using silk as my canvas and liquid dyes as my paint. I have always been a lover of nature and am often awestruck at her design and color. Most of my work is inspired by my Caribbean roots, and my silk paintings are a celebration of the vibrant colors and exotic flavor of the tropics. For me, silk is the perfect medium for this expression – it has a luminous quality that allows the transparent dyes to sparkle with wonderful brilliance. The dyes, which are painted in layers with a paintbrush, spread as soon as they touch the silk. The way they move and blend on the silk is like a dance, which I find endlessly fascinating.
She also teaches classes, does shows, and sells work and prints of her work on the website. For complete info about her schedule, go to that website above.
Next month! Come see my new booth, new work and beautiful gifts at all price points at the Piedmont Craftsmen’s Show.
Here’s the details:
November 17 & 18, 2012
M.C. Benton Convention Center in downtown Winston-Salem
Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm Sunday, Noon – 5 pm
- Adults $7
- Students/Seniors (age 65 and up) $6
- Children under 12 no charge
- Weekend Pass $11
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