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NEW WORK

posted by SHELLEY BRUCAR

The same two pieces have been up on my design wall for many months – first because I did not have enough studio time, and second because when I got to the buildings I could not figure out how I wanted to stitch them.  (Buildings are outside my comfort zone of water and landscapes!)  Well, I have finally found studio time and then woke up one morning knowing what to do with the buildings.  So here is some nostalgia from a long-ago Venice vacation…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Venetian Reflections I  (c)2012 Shelley Brucar

 

 

 

  Venetian Reflections II  (c)2012 Shelley Brucar

  This one is the island of Burano where colorful buildings abound!

 

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FIBER ARTISTS COALITON

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November exhibit at Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts.  Artist Reception Saturday, November 26, 3:00-5.  Here’s the video featuring me…

http://youtu.be/SI2r692uuQk

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FIBER ART

posted by SHELLEY BRUCAR

Fiber Artists Coalition (http://www.fiberartistscoalition.com/) presents Some Like It Hot and 13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird at the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts.  Fiber Artists Coalition is a group of Midwestern artists, professional artist members of Studio Art Quilt Associates (www.saqa.com)  who have joined together to promote textile art.

The exhibit runs November 1 through November 27 at Prairie Center, 201 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg, Il.  Join us for the Artist Reception Saturday, November 26, 3:00 – 5.

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DRIP PAINTING on DRY FABRIC

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SHELLEY BRUCAR

You can get distinctly different results from dripping paint by chosing to start with wet or dry fabric.  Here was the dripping paint on wet fabric – very smooth:

And here is the next layer, dripping paint on dry fabric.  The paint is thinned with water, so it is wet enough to blend, but you also get some more defined lines when using dry fabric.

And a detail shot:

How wonderful to have beautiful enough weather to be painting outside!

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STUDIO ART QUILT ASSOCIATES BENEFIT AUCTION

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Franzen - Alight  donated work by Karin Frazen

SAQA AUCTION BEGINS SEPTEMBER 12th 

 Choose from 309 fantastic artworks from the SAQA website.  They are in the process of being posted and can be viewed here: http://www.saqa.com/news.php?ID=1900.  Each quilt is 12″ square, unless noted otherwise.

The funds SAQA raises through our annual Benefit Auction are critical to funding exhibitions, publications and outreach efforts.

The SAQA 2011 Benefit Auction will begin on Monday, September 12th at 2:00 PM Eastern Time and conclude on Sunday, October 2 at 2:00 PM Eastern.  The Auction is run in three sections (Section 1 – Pages 1a and 1b; Section 2 – Pages 2a and 2b; Section 3 – Pages 3a and 3b).

On the first day of each section’s auction, the price for each piece in that section is $750. The next day (at 2:00 Eastern), the price drops to $550. The third day, it drops to $350, then $250, then $150, and finally $75.

The first section will begin September 12th at 2:00 PM Eastern.
The second section will begin September 19th at 2:00 PM Eastern.
The third section will begin September 26th at 2:00 PM Eastern.

Usually I donate a piece for this very important fundraiser and did not get to it this year.  Maybe I’ll purchase a new piece of art work instead!

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Conversations in Stitch

posted by Shelley Brucar

You can still see the Fiber Artists Coaliton exhibit, Conversations in Stitch at the Anderson Art Center!  60 works by 18 artists are displayed in the beautiful mansion on the lake in Kenosha, WI until March 20.

“Whispering Branches – Sepia” by Shelley Brucar

“Paradise Found” by Casey Puetz

by Trish Williams (sorry I don’t have the name of this piece)

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FABRIC PAINT – TEXTURE 3

posted by SHELLEY BRUCAR

Another way to get lots of texture:  Put a base layer of paint on your fabric and let it dry.  As it dries, the fabric will scrunch and crinkle (technical terms for sure).  When you apply the next layer of paint on the dry, crinkled fabric, texture happens magically!  Start with lighter colors so they can shine through.  Be sure to wait for the initial layer of paint to dry so you don’t wind up with muddy colors.

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