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Coming in August 2018!

 

Le Chêne Chapelle
Le Chêne Chapelle: Alive since Louis XIV, the large oak was hollowed out by a lightning strike. Parish priests built two chapels inside the hollow which are still used for worship and are visited daily by tourists. Located in Allouville-Bellefosse, Normandy region, France.

 

Save the Date!

The Thread Whisperers (Ana Sumner, Debbie Herbst, Shirley Perryman, Mary Ritter)
will be exhibiting at the Page Walker Arts and History Center, Cary, NC

Exhibit Dates: August 7, 2018 to Sept 2, 2018

Show Title: FABRICATED STRUCTURESorganic and inorganic

Art Reception scheduled for August 17, 2018 from 6 to 8 PM. Open to the Public – please come! 

Gallery Statement: The Thread Whisperers have challenged themselves to depict organic and inorganic structures in their fabric art. From the dramatic to the subtle, this exhibit will reflect the spirits of Debbie Herbst, Shirley Perryman, Mary Ritter and Ana Sumner through their anthologies of fabric, thread, embellishment and machine and/or hand quilting. View the beauty of all that surrounds us – skylines, buildings, landscapes and nature – focusing your vision through their unique perspectives.

Fiber Arts

Side by Side…

I promised that I would show some photos of work I completed and then revised after a critique session.  Here goes the results with “Farm Home:  Where My Story Began”.  I would encourage emerging artists to find a critique group that can provide guidance.  My experience with a small group from PAQA-South was extremely helpful and positive. The revised version won a 1st Place at the Durham-Orange Quilt Show in Durham, NC –  August 2014 – in the 1-Party Wall Quilts category.  After clicking the link above and enjoying all of the categories of gorgeous quilts, scroll down to 1-Party Wall Quilts to see three of my quilts:  Farm Home, Fall Frenzy and Look, Ma!

Early version Suggestions: 1. add trees to the grove so it extends over the driveway which will give perspective so the driveway leads into the distance instead of hanging from the sky.   2. Move tractor so it is partially behind the lower tree.. again for perspective. 3. Make lower tree more solid like other trees.
Early version Suggestions: 
1. Add trees to the grove so it extends over the driveway which will give perspective so the driveway leading into the distance instead of hanging from the sky.
2. Move tractor so it is partially behind the lower tree.. again for perspective.
3. Make lower tree more solid like other trees.
2014-6 FarmHome
Here you see the changes: They also suggested that I add shading under the trees on the right, as the sunlight is coming from the upper left, and to also add shading to the right end of the house to give it the correct dimensions. I decided to add some corn to the field surrounding the creek, again hoping to improve perspective.