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.
This is my month for finishing pieces and here is another. I worked on this one for over six months, using paint, applique, embroidery, dyed cheesecloth (trees and foreground), beads, stones, pearlized paint, layers of tulle and strips of tulle for the fog. I stapled it onto a stretched canvas and mounted it in a floating frame. I still feel like it is missing something but I am so used to making brightly coloured art that doing a piece like this which by definition needed to be shrouded in fog, is very difficult. I tried to put stronger colours in the foreground fading to fog in the distance. This was a path we took on the East Coast Trail in Newfoundland on a foggy day and this piece has heavier fog than the original photo. I may need to put more colour into the foreground.
You can see my work at juanitasauvefibreart on Instagram.
It was when I was working as a social worker that I began quilting. For the last 20 years I have been creating art quilts, mostly stitched by hand. Recently I have added machine stitching to some of my pieces. I still love hand stitching and create many hand embroidered pieces often with painted backgrounds. I find inspiration in the natural world and there is usually a story behind the inspiration for my pieces.
I now stitch full time and love learning about fibre and exhibiting, and selling my work. I learn from other artists, workshops, quilting magazines and books, fibre arts groups, and friendly challenges. Visit my website at www.juanitasauveartquilts.com and my shop JuanitaSauveFibreArtonEtsy All photos and artwork on this site are the sole property of the site owner/ copyrighted by the author and not to be copied or reproduced without my permission. Enjoy your visit!