Saturday, December 5, 2009

Carmelina




I finally finished this fabric picture, and I named the lady Carmelina, after my paternal grandmother who came over to this country from Italy in the early 1900's. It is made almost entirely from fabric painted with transparent Setacolor paints, then stitched by machine.
This picture was part of my display at the Holiday Stroll put on by my hometown today. Despite the blustery weather and a bit of rain, there was a good turnout and it was wonderful to see local artists coming together to show their work. There were performing artists, dancers and terrific band groups from our local high school. Businesses along the main street gave out hot cider and treats for passersby. A group of artists displayed work in a temporary gallery, a space lent to us by a generous landlord with an unrented store. We painted the walls, which were then hung with beautiful paintings and quilts.
My fabric pieces were hung in the window of a restaurant attached to a wonderful salon and spa, and other artists were likewise represented in other shop windows.
A great day, and I hope it will become an annual event!


Here is the 5th card in the Advent series by my friend Janice. Beautiful!

9 comments:

Chrissy Foreman C said...

Wow ~ I'm a sucker for beautiful artworks with stitching in them. Your hand work is amazing!

Karen L R said...

such fun to see carmelina finished. she is a beauty, judy.!

Libby Fife said...

She looks wonderful! Thanks for mentioning which paints you used also-that helps.

Glad you had a good day and that everything worked out:)

Lyn said...

She has got a pretty ace, very kind looking.
Love
Lyn
xxx

Susan said...

Hi!
Thanks for the nice comment on my blog. Love the Advent Card idea for ATCs....a perfect combination! I've never used setacolor paints before. The results are lovely.
Susan

Lori said...

You are amazing! Did I mention I love your new header on your blog? Maybe I did in the last comments. I love Carmenlina (great name too.) You are doing so much great stuff that when I miss a week or so I miss a LOT!

Judy Hartman said...

Thank you for your lovely comments, everyone!

Rebag said...

Judy, your work is simply stunning!

quiltcat said...

what a beautiful portrait of Carmelina! I really like the idea of the Holiday Stroll, too...i wonder if my little town could do something like this...