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.
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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