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.
Here are my latest sketchbook close ups, this time with markers. Amazingly, since I pulled out my sketchbook for these close ups I have started sketching more landscapes from photos,using pencil crayons. markers, and watercolour crayons, and have moved to painting some small scenes on fabric which I will finish with stitching etc etc. It really is a motivator. Here are some 'closer ups' - mushrooms, pebbles, flowers, seed pods etc. I'm thinking, after reading the latest Sketchbook Challenge post (Up Close Imaginary Worlds), that I need to add some smurfs under those mushrooms.
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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