Friday, April 16, 2010
Joanell has an amazingly long list of roads taken in exploration of her artwork. There was a time when she made paper earrings, stitched up incredible clothing that were/are exhibited, published and WORN across the country, but I'm forever grateful that our own paths crossed during her this/current 'quilt' art time. She is inspiring and I always enjoy sharing work, play and almost everything in between with her. We share the idea that the learning never ends.
IN HER OWN WORDS: It is sometimes amazing how much someone can impact our lives. I recently learned that my 7th grade home economics teacher is still alive and well, and playing golf in Austin, Texas. I remember that time well. My fabrics were bold, bright and I often put irregular colors together. I still have orange pop beads that went with the yellow blouse I made in class.
Yellow was never my color and I probably wore it just because she told me so. I have been sewing forever and cannot remember ever being without at least one sewing machine.
I started with clothing which lead to quilted clothing, which lead to art quilts. A reoccurring theme this last year in my art has been PEACE, it shows up on most everything. I have also been playing with birds, leaves and trees. After all... Birds are looking for PEACE, too!
Check out Joanell's website and blog... and her page on Quilts on the Wall: Fiber Artists