I have embraced many aspects of working in fiber arts, but my true love is my miniature 5″ x 7 ” Thread Painting Landscapes.
Many of these pieces have been done on commission. And when I am free from long arm quilting responsibilities, I reach for my small thread painting works in progress to feed my soul in releasing my creative energies.
They can be incredibly intense and time consuming, and yet they bring me such joy.
I love in this small size how a stitch can become a blade of grass, myriad leaves in the background, or the light hitting the edge of a branch or leaf and highlighting it. Here I love the play of light from behind and how it casts evening shadows onto the grasses.
Here my challenge was to capture the intense rose of the morning sky and reflect it in the lake behind the silhouetted trees. My art is primitive at times, but I am going for the feeling of a place rather than the photographic reproduction of something. And of course I revel in color!!!!!
You may have noticed I love trees. They are my personal spiritual totem in many ways. I am drawn to how they are anchored here on earth, but constantly reaching towards the heavens. I love the lines they have and the many forms, and they ways they can either obscure light or open to it.
Here in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia I am never at a loss for subject matter. The simplest view, like these old pines just over the top of a hill, provide me with challenges and joy.
Create Beauty and Fill the World with LOVE!