Monday, September 22, 2014

Around the World Blog Hop

I have been invited to participate in Blog Hop! Nothing big… I answer a few questions in my post and  then nominate/ask 3 others to do the same.

I was asked by a South African blogger, that I have been reading for several years and you can find her blog here. South Africa is a big country with many diverse areas. If I had known Fleur was blogging while I was in Durban, I like to think we would have met up for coffee -at least!

What am I currently working on? It’s a hush hush project. cr-estrellaA challenge, due in November, so I can only show a peek… of it.  See that gray and red slashed fabric (in the center). That is the challenge fabric…. and the other bit that has to be in the piece is a star…. . I and you can see a bit of it in the upper right corner. I just recently finished making several Thread ‘Play, Sketch, Painted’ pieces (which ever term … fits).

The first… the Flower Basket- front (25” x 25”)


and back


The Elephants Blanket-front (40” x 25”)


and the back.


and  Feather’d (20” x 22) front


and back


How does my stuff differ from others? I’m not sure it differs from others… Its fabric and thread… sometimes beads and/or embroidery. I take a large pieces of fabric, sometimes bright and sometimes more subdued, cut it into little bits, mix it with a few others, stitch it back together in a some what cohesive manner…. which may or may not be better than the original pieces of fabric -add thread…. and pray! I don’t think I have a particular style or signature either. Not that I really want one. I don’t want all my stuff to look the same… or so closely related that it may be mistaken for the ‘same’ and skipped.

Why do I create what I do? I have always been involved with creating, either my vision or assisting others, (also known as work) with theirs. I play in the textiles area because I think it allows the most freedom… from precision (which I do not do well) to the ‘no rules’ JUST MAKE ART kinda stuff, and within that I fall somewhere in the middle. Neither precise or innovative. I generally begin with an interest -a new style, color, pattern, technique… block… well any spark really!!! My one “personal” rule is to try and expand or stretch my knowledge or process… while making it. Either the technique, my technique, a new color or color way or perfect something I have learned.

How does my writing process work? I share what I think would be interesting… and would only share pictures, but they don’t always tell the whole story… sometimes we need words too. I have considered doing photos of in progress, but in the end I don’t think they ever show the ‘interesting’ part or I forget to take pictures of the interesting parts.

To end I have nominated 2 other bloggers to add to this hop.  Wolfie from Sweden and Karen at A Creative Kick…  (I haven’t been able to round up another) they are both friends and do some pretty amazing stuff!

Until Later- Beth


Karen S said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the feathers and elephant!

Thanks for nominating me. I sat down and made myself write a post.

Fleurette said...

I would love to have met time you are in Durban. Those feathers are amazing! Love your work.

Becky said...

Fun to get to know you better! Your pictures on your other recent posts are as good as ever!! You have a gift for that as well!