Beach Buddies – featured on the Superior Threads Blog

I was so excited to see that Superior Threads has featured my art quilt “Beach Buddies” on their blog.

http://www.superiorthreads.com/blog/2014/8/superior-spotlight-guila-g/

Years ago I took a photo of my husband and oldest granddaughter walking on the beach. I always loved that photo and knew that someday I would do something special with it.  After learning more about making pictorial quilts, including a workshop with Wendy Butler Berns, I made this quilt.

I enjoyed the process of making it immensely – and loved quilting it with silk thread.  I used Superior’s Kimono #100, a very fine thread.

detail 1 I did the quilting with #100 Kimono Silk

Detail 1

 

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Detail 2

 

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detail 2 The little girl is my oldest granddaughte

Detail 4

 

And this is the photo that I took when my granddaughter was only 2 years old.  She is now a senior in high school !

This is the photo of John and Marley that I based

Original Photo

 

 

Three Seasons

  WELCOME AUTUMN

Suddenly it’s fall

The earth turns on its axis

Some things never change

  WINTER SOLSTICE

The winter solstice

starting now more sun-filled hours

Illuminating

   SPRING

Forest Canopy        

Clefts in rain soaked branches         

Sunbeams bursting through   


					

Fine Art Prints and Note Cards Are Now Available

I’m very excited to be represented on Fine Art America.

This is a Print on Demand service.  I have placed select photography on the site and will add more. These photos are available in a large variety of sizes as well as note cards.  Matting and framing are optional.  Please take a look and let me know what you think.!  Thank you !!

http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/guila-greer.html

BTW, if you have seen other photography or art work on my site that you would like in the form of a print or greeting card, please let me know and I will upload the image to FAA.  I usually keep my original digital images and most of them are fairly high resolution.

Sunshine March Haiku Art

>The March word is…………………Sunshine!

I am fascinated by the patterns made by sunshine as it is filtered through dense foliage.  Below is the Haiku that I wrote and the image that came to mind.  It is a photo that I took while visiting the massive old trees in the Armstrong Redwoods State Park in California.
                Forest Canopy
                Clefts in rain soaked branches         
                Sunbeams bursting through                         
                                         
Armstrong Redwoods State Park

Hardy Rosebuds Thrive – January Haiku Art

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
Scattered beads
Sheer tulle layered over the piece
Layered and quilted
Edges finished with  zigzag stitch

Haiku Art – Prompt Word for January is Beginnings

The Challenge – Take the prompt word:  Beginnings – Where do you go in your mind?  Write a Haiku that is prompted by these thoughts. Create a piece of Art that represents the haiku.  You can use whatever technique or medium that you like.

treacherous frost lurks
tender shoots defy the chill
hardy rosebuds thrive

Photo Art by Guila Greer
Come take a look at all the beautiful art work on our blog: http://haikuart.blogspot.com