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.
Lynne's Little Piece of Paradise - Completed at Last!
Ta Da!! All year I have been working on a piece commissioned by a friend. She owns a condo in Mexico and wanted me to create a piece showing the view from her balcony there. She will hang it in her home to remind her of her piece of paradise. We decided we would create a piece using brilliant folk art colours and set the scene about 200 years ago, the way things would have looked back then. I took out the high rises in the distance and added fishermen, a sailing ship and even some whales. I chose colours for the frame to match a Mexican bowl and table runner that she has in her home (blue/turquoise/lavender). She hadn't seen it as I worked on it but I sent photos from time to time. Since I will be bringing it to her this afternoon I took a new photo to share on my blog. The quilt is called "Lynne's Little Piece of Paradise". I also made up a couple of art cards with the image so she can share it with friends if she wishes. From time to time, my musical friends and I get together to play music and eat so Lynne has planned a musical BBQ evening at her house tonight where we can sing/eat/drink/and hang her new art quilt. I hope she likes it.
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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