Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Spring Collage and GiveAway Winner

Congratulations to Sherry!
Please visit Sherry at her new blog and give her your best wishes!
I want to say a big thank you to all of you that left comments and have become followers. You are all awesome and make this so much fun!

I hope all of you are enjoying this first week of Spring!

I am in my studio creating fabric collage with a Spring theme.  Fabric collage is so much fun but for me a little messy. I don't know about you but I have a visual messy order when I create. Are you laughing? I can hear you and I know that laugh either comes from the fact that you know exactly what I am talking about or you think I am a little off.  Now I have to confess that most of my surfaces are filled, and that is usually because I have at least 4 or 5 projects going on at once. I have somewhat more ideas in my head than room, anyone like that out there? I am sure I am not the only one. Now my sister is neat as a pin and has a bin that is labeled for every thing. We are not alike and that is probably why we get along so well. Now don't get me wrong I love things to be in order and I have things displayed to inspire me and I know where everything is... it just is in artistic piles!


Such as this pile of lace in this wire basket... I love the fact that it is piled and I can see it, so I can grab just the right piece when I need to. I have a thing about my treasures being in either something old or glass containers. Just a quirk. How about you, any quirks?



















Spring inspired drawings with sepia ink on linen.







Some finished fabric collage wallhangings for the shop
($28)






















I know all of us create in different modes and that is what makes it all so wonderful.  Sometimes I feel like a square peg in a round hole but the older I get the more I appreciate all the differences in us. And if blogging did one thing it was to show me how different all of us are yet how much we are basically the same.  How encouraging each other in our differences is like a healing ointment that covers our everyday wounds from life.
If you would like to see more of my studio, I will be featured in the next issue of Where Women Create. I am so grateful to have met the gals from this wonderful magazine and now call them friends.

I hope your first week of Spring is going fantastic and I doubt I will be able to get another post in before I leave for Texas. I will keep you posted on my trip and hopefully I can take lots of pictures. Did I mention I am going with the gals from WWC and so looking forward to spending time with such talented gals and meeting so many friends from blogland.
Blessings
Rebecca

37 comments:

  1. these are so lovely!!! thanks for sharing your creative space with us

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  2. Your fabric wall hangings are so cheerful and lovely reminders of Spring! And your workspace is SO JOYOUS! Another truly inspiring post! =)

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  3. Your wall hangings are unique and beautiful.
    I love your creative space as well. Yep, I like all my materials displayed in pretty, vintage containers. I believe that we are more creative when we surround ourselves with inspirational pieces, whatever that might be.

    Lovely post.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  4. Congratulations to Sherry!! I know she will be thrilled.
    Right now I can't even find my work space. Stuff is everywhere and I don't know where to begin. Trying to make piles to sell, keep and giveaway, but what a mess!! LOL
    Have a wonderful day!!
    Blessings~

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  5. Your hangings are lovely. Congrats on your publication.

    Blessings,

    Jo

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  6. Beautiful wall hanging and congrats to Sherry, shes a lucky gal!

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  7. Rebecca, your spring fabric collages are beautiful! I'm not into bunnies normally, but yours are realistic enough to be beautiful and not overly "cute". I love all the laces dripping off the piece. Have a GREAT time in Texas!

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  8. I love these collages!
    I also love the snippet of your studio!
    I love a good workspace!

    Congratulations on the WWC article!
    I am so excited for you! What an honor!

    I can think of no one more deserving !
    You are so creative and such a lovely person!
    Have a great time in Texas! I am not going this trip...maybe in October!

    Have a blessed and beautiful Wednesday!

    Hugs~donna

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  9. These wall fabric collages are so inspiring. Just what I love. I love your creative studio..
    All that lace? Just to die for! I know it is all inspiring you.. How do you usually organize the lace? I have a lot too.. I just love it.. I love your beautiful sketches.. Really all that I love about Spring. Thank you for inspiring me.. God Bless.

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  10. Your wall hangings are so PRETTY...congrats to the winner:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  11. Rebecca,
    Your fabric collages are just stunning. Absolutely beautiful.
    I so appreciated reading your post tonight. I can relate to quite a bit of it. Mostly that I love order, but if I put everything away that I create with, I can't remember what I have, so I love it all out!!!
    congrats on the magazine article!
    Lynn

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  12. Dear Rebecca,
    I dont think that it matters whether you are tidy or messy when you create. ...in fact, I'm sure that all of the great artists were messy !! haha.
    Your creations are beautiful. You are an inspiration to us all.
    Have fun in Texas. Our son and daughter-in-law have been in Austin, Texas for a music festival and are now in San Fransisco. Enjoy your trip there. XXXX

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  13. I love them, they are so beautifull, love the drawings, and tones on every collage.
    Dorthe

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  14. ... these are all so beautiful ... how DO you do it ...
    my quirk ... I have Attention Design Disorder ...

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  15. Gorgeous fabric collages!

    congratulation to the winner!

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  16. Hi Rebecca - Yes, I'm laughing well sort of. My mess is no laughing matter. You did see me "Good, Bad & the Ugly" post on my messy studio recently, right? Everyone else's messy studio looks a little better than their own. Maybe, because we don't have to tidy it up, LOL.

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  17. Wonderful, wonderful work! Love the basket and jars of pieces just waiting to became something beautiful.
    Now I'm off to congratulate Sherry on winning.
    Happy Midweek Blessings ;-)

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  18. Rebecca,

    Congrats on the mag girl! You are so awesome & I can't wait to see where 'the magic' comes from. Are you still home, or off on your Jo adventure in TX? Love the collages you made, they have inspired me very much. I have no talent to draw so I will use little sketches on canvas from Michelle Palmer & try your technique. I always get a dose of inspiration visiting you. Lisa

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  19. I love your work. I just had the same conversation with my husband who came into my studio and looked around and gave me one of those looks. I told him that many artists need their things around them to keep them creative. I am a very visual person and wouldn't be able to work unless I was able to see my things. He doesn't understand which is just fine because now I know I will never have to share my little studio with him;)
    ~Debra
    Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

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  20. www.arborhouselane.blogspot.com said..you are a very creative person, I like your work. Alaina

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  21. HI BECK, LOVE YOUR FABRIC COLLAGES, WHAT A GREAT IDEA, WISH I COULD DRAW!

    CONGRATS ON BEING PUBLISHED! IS THAT ONE OF THE PHOTOS THAT WILL BE IN THE UPCOMING ISSUE? LOL. WHEN EVER MY HUSBAND STICKS HIS NOSE IN MY STUDIO, HE SAYS IT MAKES HIM SICK! MY REPLY IS, "THEN DON'T GO THERE"!

    I KNOW YOU WILL HAVE A FAB TIME ON YOUR TRIP WITH THE BIG GUNS! ME, I'M HOMESICK FOR ENGLAND! HAVE A GREAT TIME AND BEHAVE YOURSELF! (OR NOT).

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  22. I love to see your work and where you create. I am so excited about winning your giveaway. I am telling everyone I know to visit your blog.

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  23. Your collages are beautiful and that is putting it mildly. They are ezquisite...beyond words really. Wow, I wish I could be so talented and creative.
    Jody

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  24. Hi Rebecca,

    Congratulations to Sherry, she will be thrilled.
    I love all your beautiful Spring fabric collage wallhangings, they are wonderful.
    I loved seeing your work studio, thank you for sharing your lovely photos with us.

    Have a happy week
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  25. Hi Rebecca, congrats to you on the magazine feature, can't wait to see it! And all your lovely sketches incorporated into the wallhangings, so creative and Beautiful! Love seeing your work,
    hugs,
    Debra

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  26. You lucky girl. Can I hide hide in your suitcase? My dream is to someday make it down there.

    Also, love your Spring pieces of art!

    Have fun and bring back lots of goodies.

    Kathleen

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  27. You've been busy...and making some lovely lovely things! Your collages are beyond words! I will look forward to seeing you in Where Women Create.

    Wishing you happiness and blessings!

    Denise:)

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  28. I did laugh when I saw your heap of lace...and yes...it's because...it is the way mine looks! I'm looking forward to seeing your room in publication...I just re-visited it on the blog the other day...I was looking for the photo of the kerosene lamp turned candle holder...I have *parts* and wanted to do that...
    Have a great day!
    Rene'

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  29. Hi Rebecca....how very wonderful for you.....I know you must be excited and proud. Your creations are beautiful and very fresh looking. I would truly love to get up close and personal with that lace!!!!
    Have a great trip.....xojana

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  30. I laughed when I saw all that lac and thought about Judy from Tapestries of Nature and how she likely has the same type of lace ball....so handy ...I think when yuo have things out, you use them more....Can't wait to read your feature!

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  31. Oh my gosh!! I am so in love with your blog!!
    I think I will plan on a trip to see it in person next weekend!!
    (I'm from WI)
    I am totally a new fan!!

    Giggled like crazy when you talked about the piles!! I understand completely!! I thought I was the only one who did so many projects at the same time!
    Have a great weekend!!
    ~Vanessa
    RhinestoneContessa.com

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  32. Your collages are amazing. I love the sweet pencil drawings that you add to them. I have piles too, I am sorting and organizing putting my treasures in old jars and sweet old trunks. Come by and visit- I am having a giveaway :)

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  33. Love, love, love your work! Absolutely gorgeous and your words about healing ointment...so true. We are all different with our different styles but we are all going after our dreams and that's what makes us united...our passion for art. Love it...truly inspired!

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  34. Hi My lovely friend.. I am in love with your bird hangings where can I purchase one? You know I am your biggest fan. Your studio is a dream. I can feel your great energy from here. xox laura P.S.

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  35. I don't even know where to start with my comment! I think I'll start with Congratulations on WWC!!!!! Get out!!! That's fantastic!!
    Ok..next... you know I totally Looooooooove those bunny collages! Girlfriend you have so much talent! They are fabulous!
    Hugs and friends!
    shell

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  36. Oh My Goodness! What a lovely blog! The creative talents I find over here in blog land are amazing! I was thinking about putting up my Alphabe Thursday post and your blog just confirmed my first idea! Thanks! I hope you will stop by and say hello! A Big Colorado Hug from Me to You!

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  37. I can certainly relate to your craft space being a mess- I inherited a collecting gene and never throw things away! I not only keep fabric, but also paper, and other stuff as well! I am so blessed to have an understanding husband who doesn't get frustrated with all my "junk"! Your work is lovely and congratulations on having your studio published!

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