Juanita Sauve Art Quilts: With fabric and paints I capture landscapes, people and ideas, designing colourful, one-of-a-kind hand-stitched wall hangings. Inspiration is everywhere around us. My work tells a story - about me, about my world, and my ideas and values.
I am still working on my Kuan Yin quilt and have finally reached the point where I need to start fusing my pieces to the background. She is still missing hands, her willow branch and blue bottle of the essence of life..... also her creatures which I will add at the end. But here is the pinned version thus far. I painted her face with artist pencils which I will heat set with a hot iron. The moon is painted with pearly liquid acrylic. I sure hope this works. I find she has a Disneylike quality which I'll sure comes from too much Snow White and Cinderella in my innocent youth. I may redo her face until I get what I am looking for. I really liked the swirly background fabric which goes well with her fiery wavy gown. There is more fabric on the top and sides but it is not showing because I have it pinned to a smaller foam board.
I hope to make some progress on it this week AND finish my underwater challenge.
You can see my work at #juanitasauvefibreart on Instagram.
For the last 22 years I have been creating original fibre art, both hand and machine stitched. I create many hand embroidered pieces often with painted or felted backgrounds. I find inspiration in the natural world, in personal and political themes and from my imagination, and there is usually a story behind my pieces.
Small art, fibre art jewelry, journals, postcards, hoop art and ornaments are a big part of my fibre art journey.
I stitch full time and love learning about fibre and exhibiting, presenting to Guilds and selling my work. I learn from other artists, workshops, books, and fibre arts groups.
When I am not stitching I am spending time outdoors, writing songs and singing with our band, Local Colour.
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