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.
New Fibre Art - "On the Rocks: Some days you just need to get away"
Last month I sent submissions to Lowell Gallery in Massachusetts to be juried for an exhibition. The theme was "The Sea". I was keeping them under wraps but they were not accepted so I will post them. This is the first piece - a whimsical look at getting away from it all. Connie Kaldor wrote a song several years ago called 'Wanderlust' about how, every once in a while, a woman's gotta pack her bags and get away. So I created the ultimate getaway. I hand-painted the background and appliqued onto it. Everything is appliqued and quilted by hand. For depth I appliqued on some waves at the bottom and stuffed them. The mermaid was painted on a piece of white cotton then I fused a piece of filmy gold organza onto her to make her skin glow. I then fused and stitched her to the background. I added a tail, sequins and more gold organza and here she is being pampered by a rockhopper penguin and octopus. On the rocks I placed her sunglasses and book. The fisherman in his boat on the horizon could have several meanings.......you decide.
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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