Saturday, August 9, 2008

Getting through

The Arch was created for Surface Design Trade a group I belong to on Yahoo....Arches have always reminded me of Churches and believing. So when it came time to embellish this piece after adding all the fun yarn fibers and roses and gems...I needed something for the background...and the vintage gold doves and my little keeping the faith shrink art piece I made a couple of years ago just seemed the right touch. I will admit I fell in love with this particular one so much having to make another to send off will be the same but not.

The background is made with layering the dreaded sheer fabrics that many are not sure what to do with ... I love slicing mine up and layering them on top of each other and then trapping them with a white organza...just love the look ....these are made from a large "sheet" I made then cut what I needed out of that....used some ombre rainbow , and then layers of two colors of pink. a purple and blue ....then just stitch it all down ...part of the fun. used silver rayon thread for this panel. the lower panel is to let you see it before embellishing .. this is a piece I am trying to finish in time to mail out for the SAQA 1 foot square auction. I have a tree and field of flowers to add yet ...

The Arch was stitched to a pre-stiffened purple felt then a vintage green brocade was stitched to the back and trimmed with pinking shears. I really like this piece ...The roses are from a dollar bag of stuff I bought at a CVS and never thought would use them .. but they just worked so well on here with all of my yarns I have been collecting.

Hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I enjoy creating them ....

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

To Create or not to Create there is no question

The photos are of some of my recent works...,.Small can be better...

The first piece is a ATC 2 1/2 inches by 3 inches of a pirate animal done on fabric and canvas and embellished. Arrrrrrrgggghhhhhhh handsome fellow he is this was done for ATC group on yahoo I belong to

The next piece is Odd Creature....I love the flow of a dancing jellyfish I created this fellow in Organza and patchwork background. he is truly 3 d the body puffs up off the card a 4 inch by 6 inch fabric postcard....and the tentacles hang loose and flowy belowy.... love the way he turned out. plans to make a larger version are in the works. This piece and the next one were made for Surface Design a group I belong to that truly inspires me to stay sane by creating treasures to share with others, although there are times its hard to do if I forget to make myself one. It went in a clear envelope and the 5 were mailed off to my trade partners one went to Canada and well still waiting to hear if the one I mailed to England made it.

Wild Cherries I love this piece ...Batiks are the most incredible fabrics they have so much going for them .. the black and white fabric I bought at a yard sale... and its so elegant with the wild cherries done in a reverse applique technique...amazing how something so simple can be so striking. this again is a 4 inch by 6 inch postcard.

I love creating in the small format you can put all the crazy energy in a piece that you would do in a large piece but in a fraction of the time... and share with people all over the world. Since I joined Surface Design I have received some of the most amazing pieces of Art and its incredible what is in my shoebox gallery as well as those displayed.

So if you want to create think small ...and build your palette of techniques and then you can bring them to the table on larger pieces. Enjoy ...

Why I create (my new name Lorri Lee Glennon)

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Hobbsville, North Carolina, United States
Having been a artist literally all my life, I love color and dimension.I learned to sew at age 10 , by age 13 started a stuffed animal business, which grew into a collectable Teddy Bear Business for 15 + years. I opened my own bead store specializing in Spontaneous Creation classes and love to teach everyone they could be creative and open the door to their imagination.I recently returned to one of my favorite art forms taking photographs my father gave me my first camera when I was a child and I have loved photography ever since. I took professional family portraits and weddings for the first 5 years living in the Outer Banks, I am now shooting Family portraits again and sharing my love of the Outer Banks through my blogs. Be creative, walk in faith and never give up....It all happens in God's time