The pieces in this woven life collection came about as a result of an artistic temper tantrum. From my sketches of the beautiful New Zealand countryside, I thought my large drawings would be truly magical. Result was horrendously ugly and if hadn't been for the expense of the paper I used, I would have used the drawings for cat litter. Instead I took out my straight edge and tore the drawings into long strips and then wove them into new works of art. The different layers and the abstract lines and colors were a blast to work with and for me, a much more relaxed, less line dependent art expression was born! And from these woven drawings, came small details which I have turned into fabrics for quilting, apparel and upholstery and items for everyday life. Moral of this exercise: a joyful line and color can come from a really ugly piece of *(#*$& artwork. Hope you like them!
Top left and Middle left: from Society6 "A Day in NZ" tote bag and clock. Bottom left: Fabric, wallpaper or gift wrap from my Spoonflower store and in my daughter's jacket. Quilting fabrics below are all from my Spoonflower store: top left square: Woven Mosaic 2, bottom left square Woven Slashes 2, bottom right square Woven Storm.