Sunday, July 11, 2010

Ok so now where have I been

Things have gotten busy around here Art Wise and Life Wise and Job wise. Art Wise when I was working on the piece in the previous post it lit a fire under me to finish a few UFOS and create some new pieces.

                                                                   "Looner Love"
                                                     copyright protected 2010  LLChambers

I finished one quilt which is pictured here called "Looner Love" a funky little art quilt from one of my first art quilts designs I ever created and still love to make every now and then. I sold this piece yesterday at the Manteo Farmers Market that I work every Saturday morning from 8 am to 12 pm selling my art, my jewelry and meeting wonderful people.

My son Louis-Andrew , Drew for short came from Florida for the summer and is living and working here. We have not had any real time together since 1999 so this is great the time we and his sister is getting together.He has been working on things around the house that needed repair that John would have handled had he still been with us...So I am proud he has grown into such a amazing young man.(21 years Old) He will going back the end of August and I know it will be hard when he leaves.

I have been having a blast making more fabric postcards....truly an addiction and more wonky house art quilts and PCs....along with my ornate beadwoven bracelets (I posted Pics of these earlier on here). I started working Memorial day weekend at the local pool as an attendant so I am outside 4 days a week there and really love it. I am to take stuff to work on and lately have been working on my bracelets. Which is good for me when people talk about them and how beautiful they are.

                                                         "Having a Ball at the Beach"
                                                copyright protected 2010 LLChambers

This is another piece I created it 18 inches wide by 12 inches high. I had this great sand looking felt I used for the background.and the pieces are raw edge applique I just love the whimsy.

The "Ghost of Kill Devil Hills"  24 inch by 24 inch Art Quilt created using my PAS technique.   The sky and sand were created using batik fabrics I have collected and then free motion stitched using the stiple setting on my old brother machine (may it RIP)  I just love the piece and its gets people to stop at the farmer market who recognize the building . It is a drawing of the old Coast Guard Station that was lived in by the lady of Kill Devil Hills who donated land for most of the school and municipal centers  and always kept a Christmas tree in the tower it was the one building people came to love and thought or at least I did when I saw I knew I was home , even when I was on vacation.  Unfortunately it was torn down in 2004 and replaced with big ugly mcMansions , A huge heritage loss for the Outer Banks.

"Ghost of Kill Devil Hills "
copyright protected 2010 LLChambers

I will be posting a few more pieces tomorrow...Please offer me some feedback.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

what I have been up to

This is a picture of the Art Quilt  23 inches by 24 inches I created for our local Community Care Clinic which sees people when they have not other source for medical care. They had a SHAG OBX weekend and SHAG being a beach dance and it was lessons, dinner and silent auction.   I don't know how much the quilt managed to make for the group but I know all the people who saw it loved it . This was the beginning of May.  I sold one of my PAS Art Quilts at the Art show portion and had a great time. 
The Quilt was a lot of fun to make and I made good use of some musical fabrics I had as well as some beachy batiks.

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