Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Twins


The girls have inspired me to make the transition from fabric art quilts to watercolor sketches. I am looking forward to spending a few days in the studio to paint.
Happy Thanksgiving, y'all!


Special shout out to Barbara in Grand Prairie~ Thank you for the atc's. Poly & I will be sending you something back!

2 comments:

Barbara Berkus said...

Sharon,

I received your beautiful, sophiscated Fiber ATC's today. You are so talented. Can you tell me a little about your technique to create the cards, especially the queen of cards. I read one of your blogs from last summer. I immediately ordered the summer issue of Stampington Quilting Arts Magazine due to your mentioning on the blog that one of your quilts was in the issue. I have never seen their Quilting Arts Magaine. You also stated you are in school. What school are you attending and what are you studying?

I created some new ATC's. A few are fiber art and part of my Austin City Limits Series. I have only been doing the ATC's since October and this is my first experience in quilting let alone art quilting. I am working on an applique quilt and patchwork quilt pillow in between my cards.

I am really enjoying what I am doing and as you have mentioned I view the cards as a way to learn different techniques, develop a concept that I can hopefully expand into an Art Quilt.

Anway I clipped your stamp featuring Poly Ester to your post-it and hung it on my desk hutch. Will there be a feature film starring Poly coming soon?

Here is my flickr address if you would like to check out my cards.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bberkus

Thank you so much for the swap.

Barbara

Sharon said...

Barbara,

I'm so glad I my ideas and examples inspire you!

My technique for the cards starts with fabric.
My "stash" includes many colorful and whimsical patterns.
I just cut sections of the various fabrics and play with the arrangement until I like what I see. I use some iron on fusing to assemble the pieces and then I randomly stitch over the colors and shapes.

I've had to keep Poly quiet lately because she wants to blab about my latest projects. I'm making holiday ornaments and I don't want her to spoil the surprise for my friends and family. (though it's not like everyone reads this blog!)

You will find the Quilting Arts magazine very inspiring. I encourage you to submit something for publication. They have many challenges and you just never know what might appeal to their aesthetics.

As for school, I am a college professor at Houston Community College. (click on the logo on my blog).

I will check out your cards on Flickr.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.