Last stitch just added.....new folk art style wall art quilt....
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Sunday, June 26, 2022
When drawing skills aren't in ones' wheel house, paper, pencil and a very big eraser are the tools of the day. Wouldn't want to admit how long it took me to do this!! The effort paid off...now retraced and fused to fabric, followed by tedious cutting.
Saturday, June 25, 2022
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Monday, June 6, 2022
While I had my stash of Japanese fabrics on my mind.......I began auditioning fabrics for a larger wall art project.
These often very busy fabrics (for me) are a challenge to work with. I've learned to give myself plenty of time and permission to try combinations that at first glance seem as though they wouldn't work......
Saturday, June 4, 2022
I'm fortunate to have a dedicated studio in our home. It's all mine so there's no need to clean up at the end of each day. What it doesn't have is any practicable wet studio space function.
The floors are carpeted, I only have 1 large cutting table to work on, and the only water/clean up area is a small guest bathroom. The need of a certain color of mono-print fabric led me to try anyway. I may not attempt again as it was way too inconvenient.
I'm so grateful for a couple of fiber buddies with whom I meet once a month. All have fantastic studios that we rotate using.
Thursday, June 2, 2022
New work just completed.....
EARLY MORNING GOSSIP
13” X 13” © Mary Stori
Ice-dyed and hand painted Liberty of London Lawn cottons, hand and machine appliquéd, densely hand embroidered and quilted. Art wrapped on canvas frame & secured in a black wood frame without glass.
Monday, May 30, 2022
This isn't just a long weekend, today is a solemn day, a time to recognize and honor the ultimate sacrifices of those who served our country so we could live free. They aren't just names on a wall, plaque, or brick!
The pre-race festivities at the Coca Cola 600 on Sunday was spectacular and personally invoked tears. What a wonderful organization.........they went the extra mile to thank and remember those who served and did not come home!
It's good to take time to just breathe and reflect. I'm enjoying the beautiful and plentiful blooms our Rhododendrons, and Mountain Laurels.
Saturday, May 28, 2022
After concentrating on smaller framed pieces lately, it was time to switch gears. I headed to my stash of Japanese fabrics. The large pieces, featuring bigger motifs are nearly depleted. So my task was to find a way to utilize some of the 1/4 and 1/2 yd. pieces with smaller prints.