Friday, July 7, 2017

More Wearables

Greetings All,
Here are some more of my latest wearables.  I love this sunny yellow Adinkra symbol tunic.  It's short and sweet I think.


I also created several garments out of my "Parking Lot Shibor" fabrics one being my old standby favorites "Handkerchief-hem" tunic and my new "Waterfall" vest.  All of these are made of cotton and I am loving them.







Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Wearable Update


Greetings All,
Here are some more of my latest creations made with "Kanga" cloth.  Kangas have for as long as is known been a traditional type of dress amongst women in the African Great Lakes region. Toward the eastern part of the region, phrases in Kiswahili are traditional, while in central areas phrases in both Kiswahili and Lingala are popular. Kangas are also often referred to as lesos.   Kanga - I, II, and III are below.








Sunday, July 2, 2017

New Wearables

Greetings All,
I have been working on some wearables lately and thought that I would share my creations.  Below left and centered you can see a shibori dyed tunic that I created which I love the asymmetry of the pattern and I hope that you do too.  This was created with white cotton and Rit dye in a liquid navy.




My next tunic was created with Rit dye lemon yellow and over painted with Pebeo Setacolor fabric paint in Cherry (50) and Ultramarine Blue (12).  Finally is a poncho that I crocheted with Red Heart Yarn in Earth/Sky and a McCalls crochet pattern from year ago.




Monday, June 26, 2017

The Keeper of the Cloth-I

Greetings All,
I have been working on a new series of pieces titled the "Keeper of the Cloth".  This is a mixed media of wire, tin,  recycle blue jeans, plastic beads, and wood.  This is the 1st piece in this series and it has been a great learning experience.




Saturday, June 10, 2017

Peoria's 2nd Annual Jazz & Art Festival

Greetings All,
Today we will be celebrating the Peoria's 2nd Annual Jazz & Art Festival will feature five Illinois jazz groups and a variety of local artists. This festival was made possible by the Peoria Park District and Central Illinois Jazz Society.

Entertainment Schedule:
3:00: Change-Up4:30: JC & the Redemption6:00 Mardra & Reggie Thomas7:30: The Brazilionaires9:00: Soul Message (Greg Ward)
Kagan Masters
Joshua Hawkins
Adrienne Risby
Abby Collins
Jennifer Short
Scott Sternberg
Johnny M. Hunter
Ellen Monteith 
Daniel Buchanan
Noah Christopher Otten
W. Joe Hudson
Natalie Jackson O'Neal
Mary Hildebrand
Jeff D. Selke
Chelsie Tamms
Jeremy Berkley
Jessica Peterson
Amy Williams
Ava Kamm
Trish Williams
Kristina Bohan
Rachel Newell
&
Arts Partners

Admission: $8 before 4:30pm, $10 after. Children 12 and under are FREE with a paid adult.
For more information, visit the festival's website at : http://www.cijs.org/peoria-riverfront-jazz-festival/
Participating 2017 artists:Marina Wirtz

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Wabi Sabi - update


Greetings All,
Here is a link to an article by Leslie Renken of the Peoria Journal Start regarding FAC latest exhibit that's coming to town.  Also here is the postcard for the exhibit.  We are thankful to the Foster Gallery of Christianity and Fine Arts for the opportunity.  I am grateful to share it here in Peoria, IL.

http://www.pjstar.com/entertainmentlife/20170601/fiber-artists-explore-beauty-in-imperfection-at-foster-gallery




Monday, May 15, 2017

Missed Moment.

Greetings All,
You know how sometimes you think that you've read all the instructions to meet a deadline and at the last moment realized that you got it all wrong?  Well I waited until the last minuet to complete this piece and on the day I was going to ship it I re-read the qualification and realized that the size was wrong.  This is what happens when you procrastinate, "Triennial Gathering".


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