Sunday, June 23, 2019

aha moments ....

to live a creative life one must lose the fear of being wrong .... Freedom!

[this was messaged to me this morning and I love it.]
original pen and ink
a Kimberly design
I could draw like this for endless hours ...
and be completely focused.
Then this happened!
Besides loving to draw, I love to
render in thread.

When I create a stitched design for
reproduction ...
there are rules that must be followed.

Every stitch has to be well thought out
as I'm going to have to translate it
to another stitcher on paper with words and graphs.

As I keep creating these 'wild things' ...
your interest grows
I'm hoping that eventually ...
I can convince several of you to
lose the fear of being wrong ....
then you can join me
for a workshop to really learn freedom.
"Center" and "Focus"
[leaning on a giclee of "Marbles"]
a Kimberly design

A friend thought these to be huge ...
nope, I'd never get them finished!

In this body of work will all be
five inches square.
I think I'll call this ...
beginnings of the next piece.

Monday, June 10, 2019

photo finish....

Many of you know I wear several hats ...
so to speak.
I started my journey as an illustrator.
Then I rediscovered fiber ... 
it had always been a presence 
in my life.  I don't think any 
of the women in my family
didn't do some kind of hand work ... always.
Even the men were enlisted to 
needlepoint backgrounds
 when a set of six chair seat 
cushions was desired
by the matriarch, aka. Gramma.

So, I was taught to basketweave 
at a very young age, 
sitting still for that long was 
not my forte.
At age ten my teacher announced 
to my entire class,
'your mother can draw, so I'm sure you can too'.
The assignment was to draw 
clouds for a science project.
Hardest thing in the world to make look real, 
in my humble opinion.

My journey will always be around my talents.
AND I love that!

I love to draw, I could sit and draw for hours.
Of course, life interrupts.
My drawings are presently centered around
ideas for a new body of work.
Each piece is to be 5" square,
each very abstract,
each as colorful as I want,
each loaded with treasures,
rebellious stitching!
the first abstract in this series.
Original Freeform 
mixed media fiber art.
This will be floated into a shadow box 
and available in August at the
Fine Art at the Magnolia
artisan show.
Original Sketch
[prints available]
contact me via
Oh how I love bullions,
floating on these are chipped
real metal thread.
Couched Japan Gold that
catches the light beautifully.
Beginnings of the bead pile.
That's about four layers of
wool felt appliqued to the center.
So much fun ...
I have drawers full of treasure.
No idea where these wonderful green beads
came from originally but they're perfect.
When you finish a piece around
midnight and
start playing with
your phone camera.
Love this shot.
.... and this one.