11/07/2016

Warm Up

I have been wanting to get back to fiber art.  Having too many ideas floating around in my head to know where to start, I ran across a Craftsy course by Carol Ann Waugh, whom I met in Denver at the SAQA convention in 2011. Her work has always intrigued me and I thought her class would be a great warm up and possibly lead me in a new direction. Carol's class has gotten me excited about going through my fabric stash and threads.  I dove right in....on top of a few other projects I had spread out in my studio.  I guess today I will have to spend some time straightening up.  I know better than to deep clean and go through my cabinets and drawers....I will find all sorts of art supplies I forgot I own and end up playing instead of cleaning. : )  For now, I will just clear my work table and ironing board.


This is my class project in progress....



The sparkle of the metallic threads doesn't show up in the photo.

Carol critiqued my work saying that she thought it was beautiful but on my next piece I need to add more contrast.  I agree that is what is missing.  I think her work is exciting! 
Carol Ann Waugh Gallery


And as embarrassing as this is, here is a peek at just part of my studio....




I have my work cut out for me!

4 comments:

Reta said...

I'm sure if you straightened everything out, you then couldn't find a thing! Besides that, a neat studio looks like you haven't had any ideas . . . nothing's happening. Tossed up is just right . . . creativity is reaching into button jars and boxes of fabric - all just waiting to come together in your next masterpiece!

Giddings Art said...

I like the way you think, Reta!

Judy Warner said...

I have been organizing/moving photos off my main computer and came across some of my Denver photos the other day. That was a great conference! So glad to see you back in fiber. :)

Giddings Art said...

Thanks, Judy! That was a great conference!