October 17, 2007

sketched fairytales

I am very excited to report that I have some of my work in a gallery. The Link Gallery in Estes Park, Colorado to be exact. The owner liked my fiber jewelry pieces and I created a whole new line for her gallery. I am calling it Sketched Fairytales Fiber Jewelry collection and I based it on the patterns seen in Russian decorative arts that I love and use everyday in my art. I wanted the pieces to have a light and delicate feeling, so I used a textured cotton and free-hand sketched the designs with Neocolor® watersoluble crayons. I then free-hand machine embroidered the cloth with rayon and metallic embroidery threads. Different pieces have different amounts of embroidery on them, and various beaded and yarn trim. These were fun to work on and I am already starting on some different colorways. I am very interested in hearing the feedback from gallery customers.She also put some of my Окна/Okna/Windows art quilts in her gallery, I hope they do well. I also made some very small art quilts, Окошечки/Okoshechki/Little Windows that are framed in shadow boxes.I have Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero to thank for all this, she saw my work, thought that the gallery would like it and told her about me. Thank you Jeanie!

And PS: I found out too late about Blog Action Day (how do people keep up?) and just wanted to say that I try to live by this motto in my life and art: "REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE". It's the least anyone can do!


jane dávila said...

These are gorgeous!!! I'm so excited for you.

Anonymous said...

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Oh, BTW. Your work at the Chandler Art Center in Arizona is absolutely, smashingly beautiful. Congratulations. It got lots of attention at the opening reception.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Congratulations on getting into a gallery. Your work is beautiful.

Natalya Khorover Aikens said...

Thank you Jane and Wanda!
And thank you Thelma, you made my day!