Red Hibiscus is Finished

I finished up the Red Hibiscus piece this weekend. I’m happy with it. And better yet, I learned some things as I struggled to get it figured out. As mentioned in a previous post, this piece was a bit aggravating. I started out with my standard color blocking approach to fabric mosaic. But color blocking assumes you are working with[…]

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Fighting the Art

I took a break from the fish today. I picked up a project that I had set aside a couple weeks ago. It’s a fabric mosaic hibiscus. I had set the project aside because I was struggling with it. And while working on the fish, I came up with some ideas on how to move forward on it. It’s funny how solutions[…]

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Fish #2 is Done!

I completed Fish #2 yesterday. These are taking about 1 day each to complete. Not sure what that means in the way of total hours since I tend to start and stop. I need to work on a more detailed time study. Artists need that info in order to figure out a pricing structure that works for their art. That[…]

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Fish #1 is Done!

I finished the first of my current fish series today. Finishing a fabric mosaic always gets a little tedious at the end as I need to take a little more care in cutting and placing the remaining fabric snippets. Vintage buttons and sequins were added as embellishments. It seems fitting to use old “shell” buttons in this series as the underwater[…]

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2015: New Town, New Home, New Start

Reworked Creations has moved! Earlier this year in May, my husband and I left North Carolina after 28 years and relocated to Bradenton, FL. Bradenton is located north of Sarasota on the gulf coast side of Florida. We live in a neighborhood that is built on the banks of the Manatee River. It’s a beautiful place, and I look forward[…]

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Papercuttings

Today is Mother’s Day.  So I am naturally thinking of my own mom.  We lost her two years ago, but she will always be a source of inspiration for my work as a reuse artist. My fascination with papercutting comes directly from my mother.  Mom loved to salvage beautiful pictures from magazines for use in a Sunday School class or to[…]

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Robot Art

The March/April exhibit in The Scrap Exchange was titled “The Artful Robot“, and contained fantastic examples of robot art from artists throughout the Triangle NC region. I created and submitted two pieces for this show. Both pieces feature a metal mosaic or assemblage technique.  I introduce to you, Mr and Mrs. Roboto. I started with 11×14 canvases. Then I decoupaged sewing[…]

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Weekend Project

I had one of those “must create something” moments on Saturday. So I took out my boxes of squares that I cut into various sizes from fabric sample books, and started playing. I settled on using the 3″ squares to sew into triangle blocks, and created this pieced table runner top.  Always love the watercolor effect of using a wide[…]

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