Thursday, January 22, 2009

FFAC Final Pieces

OK. I finally finished my pieces for Fiberart For A Cause hosted by Virginia Spiegel and coordinated by Karen Stiehl Osborn.

I mounted the postcards to heavy board backing that had been painted to extend the designs of the postcards. I am pretty happy with the results. The backgrounds were painted with acrylics and details were added with colored pencils and watercolor pencils to add fine details.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Another Poe Card

Here is the second piece I created for the Raven postcard challenge.

The raven is looking down at the man on the ground and the moon is casting a shadow. I used fabric paint for the background. The figure and the raven were FMQ and then painted with shiva paint sticks. The shadow was made with a dye pen. I have to mount to heavy board and send pics to Fiber Art For a Cause.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

An Honorable Mention Award!

Cyber Fyber opened on January 8th. Ellen Kochansky juried the CYBER FYBER traded fiber ATCs and fiber Postcards and I received an honorable mention! I am so excited!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Fiberart for a Cause

Lynda Thompson put out a challenge to do a raven based piece to help celebrate Edgar Allen Poe's 200th birthday on January 19th. The challenge was based on the poem "The Raven". Each had to create a 4"x 6" postcard incorporating anything raven into the design. There have been some very cool pieces!
This has been a very successful call as there are so many people participating. It caught the eye of Virginia Spiegel who does fundraisers for the American Cancer Society. She has the Collage Mania fundraiser coming up in April and a lot of people are thinking of donating their pieces to the fundraiser - myself included.

Here is one of the pieces I have created:

I have to mount it to heavy board to get it to the 8" x 10" size required for Collage Mania. I am thinking of painting the background to extend the postcard image. I will post the final piece when complete. I also have another piece almost done and will post that in the next few days.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Awesome Gifts!

My dear friend Christine - the chick who needs to buy a vowel in Walnut Creek, made me Christmas gifts this year and I was beside myself with joy! She makes purses and sells them locally. This year she decided to gift one to me and I am so very happy to give it a good home!!

Isn't it fun? Her company name is Lily and Paris Designs. She is still working on her logo. Now that I am posting this, she is going to have to get her butt in gear and update her blog! Hee-hee

This piece is hand stitched by her and finished with marbled fabric. This is her version of a friendship ring.

I love the details in the heart. She made another piece the exact same as mine but with the heart embroidered on the opposite side. Very cool idea.

Thanks Christine!