Mixed Media Fiber Artist Grace Forrest,
who keeps up with my students here at Artisun,
graciously sent us Garden Deva to enjoy at the Holidays.
And she is a beauty!
Love the elongated format that you worked to Grace,
and how you let Deva go off the edge.
And the expressive quality you captured in her delicate face seems to really pull me into the piece.
How brave you are to draw directly onto the fabric,
I've never had the courage to try.
The glorious color you extract from your dye plants is fabulous
And do I detect some Deborah Lacativa dyed fabric as well?.
The frayed edges here and there are so perfectly placed,
yet I know how spontaneously you work.
Are your design skills innate or have you studied design?
And of course your Kantha stitching (running stitch) around the edges pulls it all together.
We loved and enjoyed it so much Grace.
Thank you for sharing yourself and your work with all of us here at Whitney.