Friday, September 04, 2009

Some photos of my latest project

Hello again! It feels so good to be back in the world of blogging and talking about art!! Here are a few photos of the liturgical stole I recently completed. I hand-dyed, hand-painted, screened, stamped a lot of the fabrics. The symbols the owner wanted included a cross, a yin-yang, a seated Buddha, a star of David, a pentacle, a goddess symbol, a Hindu Om, a Islamic crescent and moon, a chalice and I think that is it for religious symbols. There were also symbols representing personal interests including Reiki and music. I only took a few photos before passing it on. The ones of the whole stole are on my husband's camera so I'll have to wait until he downloads them onto the computer to post those. The photo colors are a bit off as I used a flash up close. I usually try to photograph my work outside but it was a rainy day. Sorry some are sideways, I didn't take the time to turn them before uploading to the blog page.

This is my fourth stole and I find this work very fulfilling. It is so personal. I become very involved in the stories behind the stole and the stories it will be a part of in the future. It's hard for me to describe in words, but it is somewhat magical. I look forward to doing more in the future.

On a different note, if you live in the Atlanta area, you should take some time to visit the Fiber Art Fusion's yearly exhibit at The Art Place gallery in Marietta, GA. I went to the opening last night and, first, it was great to see friends and second, but not last or least, the work was stunning. If you enjoy quilts or fiber work you will love this exhibit.

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