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.
My wedding gift is finished and ready to go. A friend and former colleague of mine is marrying her long time female partner and she loved my original mermaid piece so I had the idea of creating a piece with two mermaids (she grew up on an island) and made an attempt to use their faces on the two. I'm not sure how well I succeeded but I am hoping they will like the bodies I gave them and ignore the rest. I constructed this piece much like my original (On the Rocks: Sometimes you just need to get away), using hand painted sky and water and using similar fabrics to the first. In the background is their island home and I attached shells in the foreground which look like they are being tossed up onto the 'island' by the waves. I stuffed the waves to give the piece some depth. I am taking a chance to post this today (before the wedding) but I am guessing that they are not looking at my blog right now since the wedding is a mere two days away. I am off to Cape Breton on Monday for a week of hiking and wanted to post before I leave.
Here are some detail shots (before I added the shells).
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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