Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Fiberarts For A Cause: Day seven

Laura Wasilowski has donated The Optimist: Bluebird and the watermelon which was featured in the Summer 2005 issue of the AQS magazine.

Laura, a founder of the Chicago School of Fusing, is both a contemporary quilt maker and creator of vibrant hand-dyed fabrics and threads.

Check out the Fiberarts For A Cause web site for all the interesting art that is coming up for auction soon. 100% of the proceeds goes to the American Cancer society.

Fiberart For A Cause: Day six

Today's featured artist is Larkin Van Horn from Whidbey Island in the Pacific Northwest.

Larkin has donated Hidden Gold a talisman necklace created from glass, stone and shell beads, on a base of cotton fabric and batting. which she then free-form beaded and embroidered by hand.

She enjoys the alchemy and serendipity of dyeing and painting her own fabrics and yarns to create her "paintbox" of materials.

I hope you all are continuing to spread the word about the Fiberarts For A Cause auction.

Fiberarts For A Cause: Day five

Susan Sorrell is a fiber artist living in South Carolina

Describing herself as a "southerm fried folk artist, her work captures the whimsey of the monment.

She has generously donated three small collages to this years auction, The Paint Brush, The Storm and The Flower.

Treat your self to another look at the works that are part of this years auction.

Fiberart For A Cause: Day four

This morning I am featuring Jan Rich's beautiful silk shibori jacket. Jan is an multi talented artist working in Omaha, Nebraska.

It is a kimono style jacket made from Gunma Prefecture silk organza that was resist scoured, then resist dyed using origami shibori. Woad extract was used to produce this unique blue.
It would be a wonderful displayed on a wall or proudly worn.
I urge you all to spread the work about the Reverse auction which opens March 10, 2008.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Fiberarts For A Cause day three

Day three features a detail of Del Thoma's Color Bowls II.

Her piecing and wonderful use of color is amzing.

Del feels that curing cancer is an important cause, and asks everyone to help us as much as you can by letting everyone know about this event.

You can see the rest of the wonderful work by to visiting Virginia's web site

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Fiberarts For a Cause - preview day two

Today's artist is Terry Grant from Portland, Oregon. She donated one of her favorite pieces Judith's Garden for the anction.

Terry lost both of her parents to cancer ... her words explain why she is pleased to be part of Virginia;s efforts.

" I feel I lost them both far too soon and I miss them every day. I am always glad to do whatever I can to help raise funds for cancer research."

Friday, February 22, 2008

Fiberart For A Cause

The Invitational Reverse Auction of Fabulous Fiberart is now open for a preview viewing. The Reverse Auction will open March 10. Each year, ten artists are invited to donate artwork for Fiberart For A Cause's Reverse Auction with 100% of the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.

The artwork, includes art quilts, beaded jewelry, and wearable art, and is now available for preview by clicking here.

The artists included are Frances Holliday Alford, Terry Grant, Jay Rich, Susan Sorrell, Del Thomas, Larkin Van Horn, Laura Wasilowski, Leni Wiener, Maggie Winfield and me.
Today I share one of the works with you. Approaching Storm by Leni Weiner.

Please take time to check out all the wonderful work.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Gem and Mineral Show

Yesterday Jerry and I registered for two of the four large wholesale shows at the Tucson Gem and Mineral show. As usual it boggled my mind...one simply can not imagin that there can be that many gems in one place....The J and LW show has two huges spaces, each with over two hundered dealers. Many of them are from all around the world and every contentent.

Because it was the first day there was a lot of unpacking...power outages and additional glitches.

Here piles of beads for $1.50 per strand Bali Silver by the kilo

Here is a long view showing one of the hundreds of tables.

more beads and more beads of every imaginabele color and shape . Monday we will see what is at the other venue. Later in the week we will visit the fosil and geode shows. You have to do this in stages.