Cloth Journey

Artists from the Surface Art Association are featured in the Art Exhibit currently at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts through September 25, 2017.

The Center is at 403 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, California.  Cloth Journey can be found in the Galleria.

Call 805-381-2747 for additional information including hours.  ConejoArts.org

I am so excited to have 12 pieces hanging in this show – all available for purchase.

Spring-Has-Sprung

Spring Has Sprung

The Grass Has Riz

The Grass Has Riz

Park In Winter

Park in Winter

Par-Tea

Par-TEA

Hospitalitea_Serenitea

Hospitali-TEA (above)  Sereni-TEA (below)

Fish Out Of Water

Fish Out of Water

First Sip Of The Day

First Sip of the Day

Eat Your Veggies

Eat Your Veggies

Leaves I and II

Leaf Study I (above) and Leaf Study II (below)

Bouquet Fantasy

Bouquet Fantasy

Fish Out of Water

When I posted here several months ago I mentioned that I was working on a piece that needed some hand embroidery to be added.  This was a fun project – something different and incorporating several different techniques.

Here is a photo of  my Fish Out Of Water

And here is an overview of how I made him.

I collaged several fabrics onto a mottled yellow background.  I made a stencil from a fish drawing and when I cut it out I was careful to keep the remaining stencil material intact so that I could use it too.
Then I painted the fish image onto the quilt using the stencil and acrylic paint.  When it was dry I thought that more contrast was needed around the fish so I used the “fish” part of the stencil and painted around the outline.

I outlined the collage pieces with perle cotton and added embroidery to the fish.  Then I added some beads and a button eye to accent the fish.

Outline Stitching and Button Eye

Beaded Tail

Finally I stitched and beaded a spray of coral.

Beaded Spray of Coral

I used a pillowcase type of backing and accented the edges with a perle cotton running stitch.