Saturday, August 29, 2020

Witch One


Witch One, 6" x 6" x .5", handmade by Pam Geisel, August 2020

One of the members at Village Artisans challenged us to make art with or using a witch's hat to celebrate Halloween this year. I'd recently been working on a piece that uses sheer fabrics so I found these three fabrics to use to make this piece.

The background is a shiny plum purple fabric that changes color depending on how the light hits it. The hat is made with a sheer fabric with silver stars printed on it. And the band is made with a shiny melon colored fabric. I also added a metal button on the band.

It is wrapped around a canvas frame and is ready to hang or prop on a shelf.

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Friday, August 28, 2020

Effervescent Zebra and Rainbow Zebra


"Effervescent Zebra" and "Rainbow Zebra," both 6" x 6" x.5", handmade by Pam Geisel, August 2020

I am still in love with the Robert Kaufman Effervescence fabric. For Effervescent Zebra I used the "Mardi Gras" colorway which I also used this for Cat Love, Cat Love Profile, Tweet, Sing, and Rainbow Heart. For Rainbow Zebra I used the "Graduation - Rainbow" colorway which I also used for the two Breathe art quilts.

For the mane on Effervescent Zebra I used some black yarn. I also used a bead for the eye.

For Rainbow Zebra I used loops of embroidery floss in purple and two different blues to match the stripes.

Both pieces are wrapped around a small canvas and can hang on a nail or be propped on a shelf.

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

"Aye, Eye Captain" in Eye Contact Video


I made the art quilt "Aye, Eye Captain" (the middle one in the photo) a few years ago as a Project Quilting challenge and also for the Sacred Threads special exhibit "Eye Contact: Creating a Connection." The exhibit has it's own book and is travelling around the country. It has been a little challenging for the show to travel during a pandemic so here's a video of the exhibit at the Virginia Quilt Museum made. Mine is around time :50.

Monday, August 3, 2020

My Soul in a Blackberry Pie in Life in the City exhibit

My piece "My Soul in a Blackberry Pie" is included in the "Life in the City" exhibit at the Front Street Galleries, 1001 E. Second St. in downtown Dayton. The event will take place this Friday, Aug. 7 from 5-9 pm and again on Sunday, Aug. 16 from 11-4 pm. The plan is to have the exhibit outside in the courtyard unless the weather is bad, in which case it will be held indoors with social distancing.