February 21, 2010

Form & Fiber

Jo-Ann Golenia and Pat Kumicich share the spotlight in the Form & Fiber exhibit at the Lighthouse Gallery, Tequesta, FL.  The exhibit shows our unique fiber work as well as one-of-a-kind ceramic pieces by members of the Ceramics League of the Palm Beaches.  Here is a small sampling of the exhibit.

Pat and Jo-Ann surrounded by Jo-Ann's artwork

"No News is Good News," by Pat Kumicich

"Hmmm...," by Pat Kumicich

"The Eyes Have It," by Pat Kumicich (center)
(Jo-Ann's work on left and right)

"Reaching for the Brass Ring," by Pat Kumicich
(ceramics in foreground)

These fabulous works of art will be on display until March 27, 2010.  I hope you have an opportunity to see it in person.

February 12, 2010

A Sow's Ear?

"Waste Not, Want Not" is a good motto. Once a year, I go through my closet and sort through what hasn't been worn. Decisions need to be made - keep it, toss it, reuse it?

A well worn brown jumper-type dress had seen better days. It had wonderful buttons and unusual button loops. I challenged myself to recycle the dress.

Sketch of purse
hand carved stamp
The dress was cut up to fit pattern pieces then stamped with fabric paints. Notice how the button loops were integrated into the design. Pattern pieces were seamed together. The resulting fabric was placed over felt and machine quilted. Facings were used for the shoulder straps. Buttons hand stitched into place. Side seams stitched to complete the purse and lined with a complementary fabric.

I challenge you to go through your closets and make something new for yourself!

February 7, 2010

Sunday Morning Beach Walk

I took my usual Sunday beach walk this morning. I cannot imagine a better way to start out my birthday!!

This strange creature intrigued me. I think it's a jelly fish. The color and texture is very interesting, don't you think?
This buoy washed up to shore.
Jonathan Livingston Seagull, I presume...that ages me for sure!
The wood grain on the breakers is fabulous.
It was a windy, chilly morning.