Thursday, March 27, 2014

Framed fabric patchwork compositions

I am beginning to make small fabric patchwork compositions that I am framing. The frame is 15x12 inches and the window is 7.5x9.5 inches. I found these wonderful bamboo frames in Dan Smith. They come assembled, with glass, matt and ready to be hung. What I love about these frames is that it is so easy to take the back off and put a different piece of art work in. 

I love to play with shapes and colors. Fabric is such an interesting medium. The additional challenge of sewing, designing and working with seam allowances, and angles keeps me involved in much different way then watercolors. The creative process involves an element of construction. I also like fabric more then collages. The glue medium was a bit too much for me to handle and enjoy, and of course the paper would stick to my fingers or fly easily off. The show will be opening in May. Now I need to focus on cutting mats for some of my watercolors. That is going to be a learning curve for me.

"Out of Africa"

"Out of Africa" -framed

"Summer house"

1 comment:

  1. Jarina, your pieces are, as always, a delight to view. So lovely!! And so joyful!