My goal was to illustrate nature’s propensity to new beginnings in the face of adversity.
A secondary goal was to try some new creative techniques or materials.
Lutradur – burned edges, stamped and painted with pearl-ex
Angelina fibers – stamped
Rosebud photos printed on cotton, appliqued and thread painted.
Purchased leafy vine appliqued
Haiku printed on Extravorganza – edges fringed and painted
Sheer tulle layered over the piece
Layered and quilted
Edges finished with zigzag stitch
Published by Guila Greer
I first learned how to sew as a child on my mom’s old treadle Singer (and wish that I knew where that machine is now!) and am now in love with my Berninas.
While going to school, raising a family and enjoying two satisfying careers I continued developing my skills with all kinds of needlecrafts and eventually discovered the magic of quilting.
Soon I began to stretch my imagination and creativity. This led to an interest in art quilting and I've been busy soaking up all kinds of techniques and adapting them to my creations. Now, I find myself on a journey to uncover, develop and to express the inner artist that I have so joyfully let loose.
I have learned so many ways to create beauty in fiber and am eager to share this knowledge. I am in love with color - saturated vibrant color.
I have also learned that there truly are no "quilt police" when it comes to one's personal expression of creativity; no right or wrong way. It just has to feel right and look right to you.
it is all a voyage of discovery. I just can’t imagine doing anything else.”
Several of my quilts, both traditional and art quilts have been displayed at Quilting in the Valley in Northridge, California, Lefferts Historic House and the Audubon Society in New York City.
My work "Going Around in All the Best Circles" was juried into the Pacific International Quilt Show.
I have shown in both local Fine Art Galleries and in Quilt Shows across the United States.
I am the author of the blog: The Mystical Allure of All Things Fiber since 2007.
In recent years I have uncovered a passion for writing - especially poetry - as well and have a lot of it on http://minervaspirit.com
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2 thoughts on “Hardy Rosebuds Thrive – January Haiku Art”
>Helen, thank you. This is exactly the kind of feedback I am looking for. Yes, It is a composition issue. I agree with your suggestion plus i think I would rearrange the rose vine a bit to give it a little more "free flowing" look – perhaps curve to the right a bit more. We can learn so much by doing these smaller pieces and again Thanks!
>January is lovely – I prefer it to February.You may be unhappy with the gold cloud ? – might have been better continuing a bit behind the rose stem – more integration of elements. BUT too late to fix that – why not make a more definite edge with a gentle cord under more zig zagging – will give it a more finished feel. Might make you happier.