Seriously, this area is teaming with talent.....and I count myself lucky to be pals with so many artists and all around good people.
I met with a couple friends for a looooong gab fest over coffee and lunch. Naturally, the chance to see what each of us are currently working on is so inspiring. Knitting isn't on my radar....but seeing their beautiful work might make me pick up some needles.
Here's another piece in progress. The yarn alone was totally yummy.
Click on her name above to visit Cindy's website.
Cindy often uses variegated and hand dyed threads to add texture and interest to her work. She offers many of them at her website.
This is all traditional thread......stitched and oversitched so much it appears that heavy thread was used. Don't you wonder what her thread collection looks like?
Vita stitches on canvas....and often paints the fabric before she starts her stitching. Here's what the background looked like before her skill with the sewing machine began.
This is a smaller piece she recently completed. Honestly, it's amazing in this photo....but in person.....the detail, depth, texture is simply unbelievable.
I'm always drawn to work of artists such as Norma Rockwell.....but don't have the skills to stray too far from my folk art style.......this is the kind of art I'd like to make when I grow up!!
You can see more of Vita's work here.....be sure to have a handkerchief nearby....you WILL be drooling.
A fun day was had by all......and we plan another gathering in Oct.