Friday, January 30, 2015

Nominated for a SCAD Scholarship

muslin, tissue paper, glue/water mixture, acrylic paint, stamping, cotton batting, misc. embellishments

I have nominated remarkably talented senior Laarnie Barcelon for a renewable $20,000 scholarship to SCAD,
the  Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, Georgia.
This is Laarnie's #1 college dream school, 
and now it might become reality for her.

Over the past 3 years I have posted many of her art pieces, 
and here is her latest.

Using the techniques outlined in Kelli Nina Perkins book STITCH ALCHEMY,
Laarnie has designed and created an incredible work of art.
I believe Laarnie used herself as subject matter for a self-portrait.
Did I guess right Laarnie???
As she was experimenting with Kelli's stitch paper techniques,
I was also teaching her to free motion quilt
 so that she could draw her quilting stitches over top her piece to pull it all together.
In these close ups you can also see the gorgeous beading she has also  brought into the design.

If you've never tried your hand at making stitch paper it's really fun 
and turns into a very durable fabric to be cut and stitched upon when dry.
These were Laarnie's papers she built before she started cutting them into her quilt shapes.

I've got my fingers crossed for you Laarnie.
You are an exceptional artist and you've worked hard for this opportunity and scholarship at SCAD.
Good Luck Sweet Girl!

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