Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Painted Shoes for Customer

I just shipped off another pair of hand-painted Z-Coil shoes for a Texas customer.  She liked some of the ones she saw on my blog, and wanted something similar.

The Z-Coils that she sent me were black, and she wanted a light grey, so they first had to be over-painted.  This took a base coat, 3 coats of light grey, and after the artwork was done in black ink, 3 sheer coats of sealer.  Each step is not difficult (except the artwork), just time-consuming ... because each coat has to be completely dry before another coat can be added.  I think they turned out nicely.

Side view ... oops, I forgot to put the sole liners back in before taking the pictures!

I like the Z-Coil logo, so I recreated it on the heels.

Front view,  masked for sealant application.  (The camera flash blew out some of the detail on the front, but the base color is truer than in the other pictures.)

The finished shoes.  She should have them in a few days, I hope she likes them!

(In case you're wondering, the shoes say:  "Tragically Cool & Incredibly Hip"; and "Awaiting Additional Inspiration.")

Even MORE pictures from Fiber Art 2012

OK, buckle your seat belts for more gorgeous fiber art!

Oriental Dream by Joanne Toschepe

Growth Spurt by Cheryl Elms

Some Golden Daybreak by Iva Jensen

Stand Out by Laura Beehler

Eternity in an Hour (Doors of Perception series) by Linda Teddlie Minton

Seeing Sea by Liz Napier

Ready to Take Flight by Lynn A Luukinen

Iva Jensen, one of my favorite Houston people, with her Murmurs from Mali

Steps (art cloth) by Laura Beehler

Afternoon Swim by Lisa Mittler

Pretty Prickly I by Liz Napier
(My flash added all that white stuff ... it's actually more vivid than this photo shows.)

Reflection (detail) by Naomi Wanjiku
(This is a 2-part framed piece, but unfortunately, the other half of my photo was ruined by glass reflections.)

Stars Aligned Prickly Pear by Susie Monday

The Quiet Hunter  (8x10) by Linda Teddlie Minton

Under Pressure (detail) by Laura Beehler
Another gorgeous piece of art cloth that I could never get close enough to shoot the whole thing.

Shared Secrets by Naomi Wanjiku

To the Nines by Suzanne Selb White

The Rainbow by Naomi Wanjiku

Tsunami by Laura Beehler
(If I allowed myself to have a personal favorite, this would be a front-runner!)

Susie Monday and her Up, Up and Away

Remembrance by Suzanne Selb White

My photos can only do a poor amount of justice to these works of fiber art, and there are more that I didn't get a good picture of.  If you get a chance, be sure to see them in person (all artwork is also for sale) at the New Braunfels Art Gallery, 239 West San Antonio Street, New Braunfels, TX. 78130.  (Phone number is 830-629-8022.)

Once again, a big thanks to Laura Ann Beehler and Leila Reynolds for their hard work in putting this show together.

More pics from the NBAL show ...

Here are more of the fiber artworks that can be seen at the New Braunfels Art Gallery through the month of August.

A Matter of Perspective (Budmouser) by Linda Teddlie Minton

Cross Culture by Cheryl Elms

Pot Holder Goes to Guatemala by Georgia Zwartjes

Murmurs from Mali by Iva Jensen

Nova by Joanne Tschoepe

Spirit Guide by Laura Beehler
(I'm sorry I didn't get names for the woven pots - updates are welcome!)

Memory Forgotten by Liz Napier

Nothing is Certain by Lynn A Luukinen

Exposed, by Naomi Wanjiku

Copper Galaxy, by Sandra Elbel Taylor

Fiesta by Sherry Tolar

Mirage by Suzanne Selb White

Pear Dreaming of Pear by Susie Monday

Still more pictures to come ... check back soon!

Monday, August 06, 2012

Fiber Art 2012, NBAL Opening Night Pictures

This post is going to be All-Pictures-All-The-Time.  I took as many pictures as I could at the opening yesterday, and tried to be sure I attributed each artwork with its artist.  If you see any errors, or don't want your artwork shown here, please just let me know.

OK, here we go, in no particular order ...

Caryl Gaubatz, with two of her gorgeous jackets
Alien Autopsy, Cheryl Elms

My brother Craig with his favorite of my art quilts ... A Matter of Perspective (Budmouser)

Georgia Zwartjes and Pot Holder in the Garden

Dancing Circles by Iva Jensen

Dancer's Delight, Joanne Tschope

Laura Ann Beehler (one of the curators) and Tsunami

Rusted, by Leila Reynolds (our other curator)

That's me, with Rough Magic (Doors of Perception series)

Memory Forgotten by Liz Napier

Luis, with his favorite of my pieces, Rough Magic

Humbled by Lynn A Luukinen

Vignette Series #1 by Mary Ruth Smith

Another Spring by Naomi Wanjiku

Lime-A-Licious by Sandra Edsall

Copper Penny by Sherry Tolar

Ode to Law Books by Susan Oaks
(please excuse the reflections!)

Moon Talk by Susie Monday

Fly Away by Suzanne Selb White

Come back for many more pictures tomorrow!