Monday, November 2, 2015

What I've been Working On

Hello Friends!
Last Thursday we had our Arts Collaborative show, on the same night that our town celebrated "Fright Night". Our high school students carved what looked like a hundred or more pumpkins and they were lit and displayed on the expansive outside stairs of our library. An awesome display! (Of course I forgot my camera!)
Our show was at the former Gas and Light building downtown, which is going to be used as a Cultural Exchange in our town. A new G & L building was erected and this old building is going to be a wonderful resource. Our show was the first event held there and very exciting!!
Part of the night was a chance for little trick or treaters to visit local stores and get candy, so we had a flow of tiny princesses and superheroes milling about, along with their parents. A fun night!

In preparation for the show, I worked on a couple of older pieces, adding new elements and borders. This first floral is above in the header of my blog, as it looked before. I added more leaves, embroidery and beads, and a new white outer border.

This second piece was done quite a while ago, and I added embroidery, beading and appliqué in the foreground. I remember spending a long time machine embroidering this picture, but I think the hand work adds texture and interest.

This piece never quite got finished. You can see the thread where I left off beading. The elements are ready, the vase shape needs to be modified, and all I have to do is finish it before I tuck it away!!

Now that the show is over, I really want to take a breather. I feel myself wanting to try some different things, different materials, different subjects. I'll still keep up my sketchbook and will share with you whatever I decide to do.
To my friends and readers, you are just a handful of people, but very dear to me. I really appreciate your comments and friendship. Thank you!!

Have a wonderful week!!!


sharon said...

Judy, what a fun filled day your past Thursday was! Congratulations on being a part of the first of many lovely events to be held in the wonderful old building.
Your work is a joy to behold and an inspiration to those of us feeling pulled to experiment with fabric art. I'll say it again, I truly wish I could sit at your shoulder and watch while you create. Beautiful.
Looking forward to what comes next and thanks for sharing.
Happy November.

Juliette Becker said...

Judy, Thank you for always sharing your beautiful and inspiring work. I feel like a member of your art guild almost. I wish I lived in a small town with such a good sense of community. Maybe soon, if I'm lucky.


Simone said...

Your work is lovely Judy. I especially love your landscape - I could walk straight into the picture! :-) x

Anne Butera said...

So lovely, Judy! Your flowers are so joyful and that landscape is gorgeous!

Take your breather and enjoy diving into some new things. :)

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Jennifer Richardson said...

all beautiful....all your creations. always.
I love the feeling of putting it all away and starting new things,
too. Good fresh feeling, that.
Big grace to you in the nexts,