Saturday, March 28, 2009

Collage Mania Donation
This is a piece I created to honor my husband and many friends who are battling Cancer right now. It is a collage of fabric with the tree painted in a process I call PAS, then layered with sheer fabric and quilted. The fabrics I used I have been collecting for years...I originally used this process to Create some ATC size art which is posted on the blog also there are 6 different. But I love the bigger one 8 x 10 inches.

Please help Virginia Spiegel make her goal of $20,000 dollars for this auction as it will be her last fiberart for a cause and she has already managed to raise $170,000 over the last few years she has put the auctions together.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

works in progress

These are two pieces 12 by 12 inches that I am working on ,,,and since I had posted in awhile I decided to post them in progress. I just loved the colors and paisley were always a big thing for me when I first started sewing. The leaves are cut from a fabric that was stripes of angled colors and it just screamed to me Leaves. The green one is funky because it is the first time I had ever used my free form embroidery foot for my sewing machine and just played with it.
It was so much fun almost as much fun as the time I spent playing on the Gammill quilting machine....oooh how I would love to have one of those...maybe one of these days.right now I just want to be able to come up with the money to buy me a new Brother machine...I checked out a couple I really liked.
They are made out of beautiful fabrics that spoke to me in my too short but wonderful visit to MAQF in Hampton Roads March 1 which I finally got to go to after 4 years. The work there was amazing...And the day made me so see what other amazing artists and quilters are doing.
I had so much fun feeling all the fabrics and fibers and antique buttons and goodies goodies goodies...
I also became the VA/NC/SC region Co -rep for SAQA Studio Art Quilt Associates Lynda Thompson in Va is the other co-rep. Please check out will be amazed at the caliber of Artists there ...
Well everyone have a wonderful day and remember to do something for yourself and just BREATHE

Monday, March 2, 2009

The Simpler the better sometimes

I may have posted this last year when I first created it , not sure but its one of my favorite pieces....It is two loons in love sitting on a piling at the beach. I love the shape of the loon it is smooth and simple and just lets your eye see it for what it is a elegant little bird with a crazy name. It is properly known as a Cormorant and they love to winter can see them every where and sometimes you will see them with their wings spread wide welcoming the winter sun to warm them and give them lifeforce. Their lives are so simple fly, swim and eat...
and occasionally bring a smile to a passerbys face such as mine.
The loons are created from a Batik flannel the picture does not due them justice...the colors are much more vibrant and pop at you from the texture of the flannel. The moon is a gold silk, and the arch and background are two different color browns of sueded panne.
I made this piece as a gift for my hubby. The first 3 of this design I made very simply and sold right away...without even getting pictures of them. Their message is simply enjoy the simple things of life. Breathe....

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