Tuesday, December 19, 2017

My New Etsy Shop

It was time to put my fabric boxes & bags out there. After some deliberation I decided to launch an Etsy shop. The leap has been made. I decided on the above image for my icon as most of my images that become stencils are inspired by nature. The name "Fiber and Pigment" was chosen to keep it in line with the blog name. Consistency is good right?

The big idea I want to get across is that I can custom make colors, sizes, shapes and imagery depending on what place in your home a vessel will live. The process engages me. The challenge of getting the color I want, then layering images is what I love.

When you put it out there the vibes start to happen. Two ladies from my Artist Trading Card group have bought and commented on my vessels seen on this blog before the store was live. I humbly request you share a link to the shop with all your friends.

Posts will be made to Instagram with available items. It's one of my favorite platforms. No ads, no unwanted junk. We artists tend to be visual and it delivers. Facebook will be involved as well.



If you have any questions or comments about the shop, my process, or anything you see here let me know.

Friday, December 15, 2017

A New Look

 Time to fill the cold grey days up north with projects. We have had a hand me down bed room furniture set that I couldn't part with. Blonde wood finish. My husband is great at refinishing furniture and was on board to go colorful.

 It started awhile ago with this paint job on an older dresser that was also a hand me down. It had seen 2 other paint colors & 2 other sets of hardware. We like it so much we decided to follow suit with the 4 other pieces, 2 night stands and two dressers, even though the style is completely different.

This is how they looked before the color upgrade.

 Once they were painted it was decided they needed hardware to define the drawers 
 and add a needed element.

This piece is my favorite. They all brighten up the space & unify the pieces in a great way. 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Travel Always Inspires

A recent trip to Asheville NC and the Biltmore Industries art community 
 provided some inspiration.  The message above says a lot. The link takes you to the site of
 Daniel Essig, a book artist I've admired for years. His studio in in one of the historical buildings. The history of the fabric, tailoring & wood carving that took place there in it's heyday is worth a read.

The car museum had wonderful specimens ripe for photos. 

 The Grove Park Inn was a masterpiece of Arts & Crafts architecture, furniture, rugs, & light fixtures.

We spent a day in Asheville in galleries, shops & eateries. In a gallery of  the now defunct Black Mountain College they had several pieces by Ruth Asawa.  I had recently learned of  her wire sculptures in an Improvised Life post & was enthralled with her work. To see them up close in person was a real treat!

I have been busy in my studio with more fabric vessels, being a vendor in a local art fair, & an attempt to stay engaged while recovering from a little foot surgery. Photos of the vessels and art fair comments to follow soon.