Participants were challenged to submit a fibre art piece based on, or inspired by, a photograph. The exhibit will include both the fibre art and the photographs.
When I saw this call for entry, I was excited by the concept and decided to enter. My challenge was selecting which 2 of my pieces to submit. My selections were partly determined by which of my inspiration photos were good enough quality to print and display.
I’m thrilled to say that both my submissions were accepted, and that one of them was featured on the exhibition poster!
My first submission was ‘Golden Reflections‘.
I took the photo one evening on the seawall near the Vancouver Convention Centre. The lights under the ramp to the nearby floating dock cast interesting reflections on the surface of the water below.
Using computer software, I cropped the photo and boosted the color and contrast. I printed my photo on fabric, and further enhanced some areas with watercolor pencils. I free-motion quilted the pattern of the reflections with variegated poly-sheen thread.
You can see more information about my process here.
My second entry was ‘Into the Wind‘.
While on vacation in the British Virgin Islands a few years ago, we were fascinated by the small Royal terns hanging out on the beach. They have distinctive black caps, and they usually all stand facing in the same direction – into the wind (except when we tried to take a picture of them, when some of them would invariably turn toward the camera!)
I drew a stylized version of one of the terns and made 3 of them, each a slightly different size and with some variation in fabrics, and positioned them all facing the same direction – into the wind.
You can see more about my design process here.
Thanks for stopping by. Today, I’m linking up with these blogs – click on the links below, where you’ll find many other creative and inspirational projects.