Friday, July 31, 2009

SAQA AUCTION just have to see for yourself

You will be amazed and mesmerized by the collection of 12 inch by 12 inch pieces of art awaiting you in this years SAQA Auction...

The wonderful thing about pieces this size is the immense work is there by some of the BEST Art Quilters in the world. and everyone can find a space for something so special to hang . This artwork is capable of many things from bringing a simple smile to your face to opening your heart to things in life you need to see.

So visit the site today and see what awaits you will be glad you did.


North Carolina
Studio Art Quilt Associates
VA/NC/SC region

Not all of us can be Cinderella , But some of us can be Fairy Godmothers

Thursday, July 16, 2009


You know sometimes we can think to much ...

I know you all know what I mean.

Whether it is going to the grocery store to buy groceries and you stand there at the meat counter thinking about what you want for dinner...steak or chicken , grilled or not. and we end grabbing a package of hamburger take it home grill it and it is the best thing we ever tasted. But we wasted time fighting with ourselves over the chicken and steak.

This is Life if we go with the first thought many times it will turn out fantastic and sometimes it will not be fantastic but will still be good or even great.

That is ART...many people will say they can't draw or paint or sew or bead or whatever. I taught people for almost all of my life but professionally for over 6 years that they can do it . if they only draw stick people then it is their stick people and that is cool, I mean look at Jackson Pollock or the 6 year old girl who people are spending thousands of dollars on her work. I don't think they overthought the process they just did it.

I have come to the conclusion my life that I overthink things and because of it invite chaos in and then nothing gets done.

I don't finish the 3 art quilts or even start them that are in my sketch book I really want to start or finish one that I really want to finish.

So now every morning after thanking God for allowing me to awake and feel the new day I amd just going to walk through life and MY ART will be my focus. I will still take care of the things I have to ...But I will walk to my fabrics and if it tells me to take the yellow polka dotted purple fabric and make a cat .

If we get past the overthinking then we get past the fear that no one will like it or that it won't turn out and we are allowing that purple cat with yellow polkadots to fulfill its destiny which will be make us giggle and others to smile and laugh.

All because we did not overthink the design or process.

I chose one of my cloud photos to represent this because Clouds don't think they just float whereever they are suppose to go and if in the floating process they become a rabbit or a dragon or a fish then they get their moment of happiness especially if someone sees it and enjoys.

Ok so now you think I am really loopy ...but hey I am a artist and writer justing going with the flow.

Have a wonderful day ...and don't over think

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Love exists...Art Quilt ...

this is a art quilt I created today using the pillowcase backing .. I really liked the way it turned has always been hard for me to do otherwise for "bindings or finishings" but this really adds I think to this piece. The roses are a sheer fabric I was gifted by a friend last year ( actually a couple of big bags of goodies)
that I layered over a cotton fabric with floral and swirls...then cut the dove out of batik fabric. It is completely sewn by machine the roses are quilted to stand out and the bird is satin stitched with some stippling on the body. you sew your
backing fabric completely around then cut a large enough opening to turn it right out press it really well then add your label over the opening you made for turning it out. I added one of my business cards inside the label pocket with all my info so if they ever need more info pop a few stitches and they have it.

I love the look ...victorian but not...the colors are bold but is truly a pretty piece in my minds eye...but would love any honest critique. I am definitely liking the binding idea I used and will play with it alot more. to hang it I can either put a small hanging pocket on the back or wooden rings to hang it.

enjoy ....and remember love always exist even when you can see it or hold it.

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