I've been spending a lot of time this week pouring over the art of two of my favorite artist. First is Judith Baker Montano, http://www.judithbakermontano.com/, who is well known for her crazy quilting. More recent works are beautiful landscapes that are heavily textured by the use of a variety of fabrics, threads, ribbons and adornments. Everytime I look at her work I want to go back to my first fiber love, embroidery. Carolyn Saxby is a recent favorite artist. Her work is also all about beauty and texture, but her art is a little more abstract. I anticipate each post of her blog. She has two, http://love-stitching-red.blogspot.com/ and http://carolysaxby.blogspot.com/. Her photography is lovely and her words even more special. I hope you will check out both of these artists.
A few nights ago I got the itch to stitch. Just wanted to practice some couching with different threads to see the different textural affects. Well before I knew it I had a little bit of a design going and couldn't stop. I limited myself to my two favorite spring colors, spring green and daffodil yellow, but some of the threads and yarn were variegated in color so added some nice contrast. Love doing this free form stitching--just letting my subconscious take me for a ride.
Enjoy your weekend!