And two more pieces for the FINE ART of FIBER…
All images (c)Shelley Brucar 2012
Hope to see you there the first weekend of November!
Fine Art of Fiber at the Chicago Botanic Garden is all set up, looks wonderful and opens tonight. The exhibit is made up of wonderful work, ranging from traditional quilts to very contemporary fiber art. It is exciting and inspirational. The boutique down the hall includes hand-crafted art for your walls, functional items and wearable art. Here are 2 pieces of hand-dyed and screened fabric I will be selling at the boutique:
I will be working in the boutique Saturday and Sunday until 12:30 and in the exhibit area Sunday afternoon. The weather promises to be beautiful so you will also have a chance to walk around the beautiful, ever-changing gardens. Hope to see you there.
by SHELLEY BRUCAR
Yesterday was such a glorious day! I do believe it’s so much easier to relax and reduce stress when one can be outside, with nature. And, for me at least, it’s so much easier to be outside when it’s warm and sunny – like yesterday. So after lunch, which was of course outside, my husband and I spent the rest of the day at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Buds are popping out everywhere, and some spring flowers are already in bloom.
While walking around the Garden, I found much of interest on the ground. Can anyone identify these?
There were thousands of these brittle, curled-up things on the ground. They look to me like they belong in a felted piece I’m working on after last week’s workshop with Michele Sales. They will show up in some artwork whether or not I can find out what they are, but it would be nice to know.
And here is the “large” piece I was felting in class. It’s not anywhere near done; I have lots of ideas floating around for more felting and surface design, but some folks were interested in what it was going to look like.
Don’t fret, stressed-out people. I will get back to coping tools in the next post. I just have to weave in some artsy stuff because that’s my stress management.
Today’s best coping tool: Savor the lovely days of Spring. Open your windows. Spend time outside.