Madison Area Chapter The Embroiderers' Guild of America Madison, Wisconsin I'm very excited to have been asked to teach a hands on workshop during their regular guild meeting. 'String Art' September 17, 2020
to live a creative life one must lose the fear of being wrong .... Freedom!
[this was messaged to me this morning and I love it.]
"Focus" original pen and ink a Kimberly design I could draw like this for endless hours ... and be completely focused.
Then this happened! Besides loving to draw, I love to render in thread.
When I create a stitched design for reproduction ... there are rules that must be followed.
Every stitch has to be well thought out as I'm going to have to translate it to another stitcher on paper with words and graphs.
As I keep creating these 'wild things' ... your interest grows AND I'm hoping that eventually ... I can convince several of you to lose the fear of being wrong .... then you can join me for a workshop to really learn freedom.
"Center" and "Focus" [leaning on a giclee of "Marbles"] a Kimberly design
A friend thought these to be huge ... nope, I'd never get them finished!
In this body of work will all be five inches square.
I think I'll call this ... "Sea" beginnings of the next piece.
It's been a big week for me! I submitted the above design 'Blossom' to a local art showcase. The show was celebrating the Divine Feminine and was scheduled for the night of the 'Pink Moon'. Called this as pink flowers bloom at this time, magic! I was beyond thrilled to have my work accepted and to be a part of this wonderful showcase. All local women exhibiting their work along with two local songstresses and an amazing woman who preformed 'spoken word'. It was a night I'll remember always.
Moi with my work. Thank you to Chad Loving for the nice pic!
My friends and followers know me ... I had more than one person bring the above picture to my attention. Wish I could give credit to the originator of this perfect picture. I had seen this and well.... see below.
Hmmm .... I had an entire paragraph and it just disappeared! .... and it was pretty great too. .... onward ...
The picture inspired me to create a 'Tent stitch only' piece. I need what I title a 'no brainer' going all the time. Something I can work on and not have to think about what I'm going to do here and there or ... how will I write this so all can understand it!
I was asked today what this was called. The above is a smaller version of what I finished today. The words below it read ...
'always believe that something wonderful is about to happen'
So, introducing ... 'Foliage' smaller version
Last Stitch ;-)
'Foliage' This is going into a small glass topped table in my space.
If you follow me you know I participate in a group called '4 Squared Makers' We put on small pop up art shows often. Anyone can join us for a fee of $30. You'll receive 4 - 4" square blocks of unfinished wood with hanger attached. You're given a theme and can create whatever type media on your blocks. Next month our small original works of art will be on display at Hillcrest Coffee House in Lakeland, Florida. You can follow us on Facebook for more details. Each piece of original art sells for $45. My three so far for this show, there is another sweet little bird in the works for my set this time.