If you haven't had a chance to go to the Chestnut Tree Tearoom and Bistro on the Denton Square this fall you should go. Their remodeled space has lots of room for artwork. The VAST Exhibition of 2015 Calendar Art is on display through January 9.
My Red Fish quilt is in the calendar and on display. 17x19.5"
Blue Fish is also hanging at Chestnut Tree. 17x19.5"
Members of the "Not Your Grandmother's Bee" were challenged to create something outside our color comfort zone. We were asked to choose a paint chip without seeing the colors on the front.
I created "Luna Rising". The bottom is a test sample dyed with shaving cream and dye spread with a credit card on white fabric. I hand-dyed the blue background and the vertical strip. I transferred a black laser copy of the Luna moth and crystalis with gel medium onto hand-dyed green fabric. The yellow strip and blue squares are scraps of antique kimono. The moon is made of concentric circles of bridal tulle. I cut a stencil for the vine and painted it on with white acrylic paint.
Marie Mitchell created this darling bag.
Carla Hamm will finish her jacket with beads.
Kathleen Francis used three paint chips for color inspiration on her bug jars.
Tammy Becker will complete her trees with beads and buttons.
Charlotte Rutland created this darling bird.
Debbie Coates created this mug rug.
Jessalyn Matthews Frank is creating her own version of a Parchesi board.
Grace Johnson created this MuMu.
Donna made this pillow.
Linda Creagh made this quilt for her great-granddaughter.
Ice Plant by Nelda Johnson
The words "ICE PLANT" were done with shaving cream dye and a stencil.
Ice Plant is 19" x 20" and has a pocket on the back for the paint chip.
Lightening bugs remind me of summer nights at Grandma Byers’ house in Indiana, with a jar full of fireflies as a night light by my bed. I made the background of this quilt with the quilted sateen strips that were trimmed from “Particle Trails”. I butted the strips together and zigzag stitched them together to form the background.
I drew around cut out fireflies with chalk and free-motion stitched them with glow-in-the-dark thread. I fused up-cycled green silk drapes back to back and cut blade-shaped leaves. I stitched the blades along the center so the edges are loose.