The Drama of Fiber Art

Writers are advised to “keep the drama on the page” in order to produce good work. While one’s imagination may indulge in excesses, creative work requires discipline — showing up ready to work — especially if one wishes to enjoy being an artist AND to enjoy well-being!

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And so… fiber artists spend many hours diligently working stitch by stitch, roll by roll, twist by twist. We lovingly organize our stashes, as if we’re herding a flock: we’re happy when things are in order, even if this order has many moving parts.

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The fiber world is overflowing with passion and drama — expressed by artists via color, texture, form. The mildest looking fiber artist may be a guiltless flirt — fantasizing about green when she’s with purple, longing for red when she’s deeply involved with yellow, abandoning pastels for royal blue. We may be models of fidelity in marriage; always dependable as parents; steadfast and loyal friends. But we are fickle and feckless as we follow our artistic longing and change the focus of our work.

This longing fuels momentum — the opposite of a creative block. The way to gain momentum is — simply — to repeatedly reconnect with your passion and work from that blissful, driven moment; to hold onto that passion long enough to sustain your longing and transform it via creative expression into something real!

This quality of momentum in art work can be seen and felt as pure energy, won’t be denied.

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Published in: on December 30, 2012 at 6:11 pm  Leave a Comment  

Slow, Slow Art: Nuno Felted Scarf

I won’t take commissions for these scarves, because I want as much freedom to play with the colors that are already in Suzanne Morgan’s amazing hand-dyed silk habotai fabric BEFORE I add layers of wool and silk fibers; but I will be creating and posting more images of my work in the months ahead as I seek a broader market for my more intricate work. Please contact me if you’re interested in any work you see posted on this blog… whether you’re a felter who is curious about my techniques, or a patron who would like to live WITH some of my work!

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Published in: on December 22, 2012 at 2:37 pm  Leave a Comment  

Reversible Nuno Felted Scarf

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Published in: on December 13, 2012 at 10:29 pm  Leave a Comment  

Blue-White Felted Cards

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Published in: on December 13, 2012 at 10:23 pm  Leave a Comment  

Wooly Bliss: Holiday Sale Pic

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Published in: on December 5, 2012 at 9:01 pm  Leave a Comment