Thursday, March 31, 2011

Square Headed Women with Attitude

Ms. Tutti Fruiti
 I've been experimenting with a variety of  techniques to create a more 3-D appearance on my pieces and celebrate spring.

Ms. Tutti Fruiti was an exploration of lengths of yarn sandwiched between water-soluble stabilizer and then stitched.  Jazzy Woman has hand printed fabric I did last summer and red embroidery I did this winter; and just to make her more musical, she has red jingle bells on her head.  These pieces, plus 8 more are for Synchronicity Gallery in Glen Arbor, Michigan which opens on May 7 this year for the summer and autumn season.
Jazzy Woman

Now I'm working on embroideries and dolls for the Terryberry Gallery (lower level of St. Cecelia Music Center, downtown Grand Rapids) which opens on May 6.  I'm sharing the show with Ann Willey (  She and I have had a 2-person show at YT Galleria in Nov/Dec for the last two years, but this show will include her rug hooked pieces.  We're very excited!