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If you love color, texture and fabric, you are in the right place! I am best known for my work with Shiva Artist’s Paintstiks. I ventured into fabric art from the quilting world, but love nothing more than exploring the possibilities for adding texture and images to fabric.
Since publishing Paintstiks on Fabric in 2005, I have shared my love of color, texture and fabric with tens of thousands of people through my books, in-person classes and online courses.
Now, in 2015, I am happy to return to the things I love most – teaching, writing, making art, and serving you as a Creative Mentor.
Dynamic Duo : Paint + Stitch
In 2013, I began adding hand embroidery to painted fabric – and the combination is nothing short of amazing. While paint is a fabulous way to add pattern, visual texture and images to fabric, stitching adds a dimensional element that brings the fabric to life.
Hand stitching is incredibly rewarding. It adds drama and dimension to fabric,it forces a person to slow down, and it gives us a bridge to the traditions of needle workers from years gone by. Creative connections, yesterday and today. All good.
Paintstiks on Fabric: How It StartedSeptember 22, 2016 8:00 am
When I was filling out the entry form for the 2017 AQS Show in Paducah, I realized how far the Paintstiks on Fabric adventure has come in the past 17 years. Here’s what grabbed my attention. AQS Entry Form The folks at AQS expanded the section on theRead More...
Lake Superior LessonsSeptember 15, 2016 8:00 am
Lake Superior offers a lot of lessons if you can slow down enough to listen. I was fortunate to spend a few days on the North Shore last week with my sisters and our husbands. We were all in need of a Time Out from the general busy-ness of life, andRead More...
Defined: Whole Cloth CollageSeptember 8, 2016 8:00 am
With the next session of Whole Cloth Collage coming up, I’ve received a number of questions that all boil down to… What, exactly, is a Whole Cloth Collage? Given all the new things I’ve been exploring in the past year, let’s see if we can pinRead More...
Add a Layer with a Sheer Paintstik OverlaySeptember 1, 2016 8:00 am
With the next Whole Cloth Collage course starting in a few weeks, Art Brain is having lots of fun with the idea of Sheer Paintstik Overlays. I feel like my brain is in a popcorn popper once she gets rolling, but I’m not complaining. When Art BrainRead More...
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