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Friday, September 29, 2006

Fiber artists from around the world have donated more than 2300 fiberartpostcards to raise funds for the American Cancer Society at InternationalQuilt Festival-Houston. Choose a wonderful fiberart postcard for each $30 donation to the AmericanCancer Society. Payment is BY CHECK to the ACS with 100% of funds raiseddonated to the ACS. The first 1000 patrons will receive a special ribbon,"Postcards Battle Cancer."The Fiberart For A Cause booth will be on the Main Aisle in SpecialExhibits.Fiberart For A Cause has already raised $53,000 and our goal for IQF-Houstonis to raise the total to $100,000 donated to the ACS in only eighteenmonths.
Visit http://www.virginiaspiegel.com/NewFiles/ACSFundraiser.htmlfor a preview of the fiberart postcards and more information.
Questions? Send an e-mail to: Virginia@VirginiaSpiegel.com

Saturday, September 23, 2006

My latest works, this was created for a challenge show. We were to use orange, green and purple. Of course, I had lots of all the colors (except the green, but I did find enough to accent with it.)
Top is Cosmic SwirlI which is paper pieced and hand applique (I now remember why I do not like either technique!!!!). Bottom is Cosmic Swirl II which is a simplified Ricky Timm's convergence pattern.
To the right is a FFAC (Fiber Arts for a Cause) postcard. It is in honor of a very dear friend, Carleigh Hoff, who lost her battle with bone cancer a year ago.
This show is at Beautiful Spaces Gallery 416 Central SE in Albuqueruque 505-883-4815. The show will be up for a month. If you are in the area, call for hours and drop by.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Karey Bresnahan has requested that artists send a hand to the International Quilt Festival in Houston , and this is my take on a hand. My hand came out much smaller than I thought it would (more like a child's hand) but I enjoyed creating it. I was working on a challenge using green, orange and purple, which may have influenced my color choices! I used my multiple rings and red fingernail polish and made it a "Peace Hand for Houston. "
If you are interested in sending a hand, send them to
"A Show of Hands"
% Q Inc
7660 Woodway, Suite 550
Houston, Tx 77063
(Must arrive no later than October 15)

See the Creative Spirit Center (http://www.creativespiritcenter.org) where the hands will have a permanent home.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Are You Right or Left Brained?http://www.blogthings.com/areyourightorleftbrainedquiz/

***You Are 20% Left Brained, 80% Right Brained***
The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning.Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others.If you're left brained, you are likely good at math and logic.Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet.
The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility.Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way.If you're right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art.Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Rainbow Artists information

September 16, 2006
I am a working artist who also has a full time “non-art”job. Since I have had to close my creativity studio and return to work full time, my art time has become very limited.
This has necesstiated scaling down my work. I am working on much smaller pieces than I used to. I have branched out into photography, am working on a series of “Fabric Fragments”, a series of prayer flags, and a series of fabric postcards for the Fiberarts For A Cause. FFAC is a fundraising initiative where fabric postcards are created and sold for a $30 donation to the American Cancer Society. These particular postcards will be displayed at the Houston International Quilt Festival.
I also continue my work with multimedia collage, and encaustic work.

These are 3 postcards created for FFAC. Not for Sale. They are titled Lone Star Echo, Lone Star Grid and Lone Star Radiating

Another postcard created for FFAC. Not for Sale Titled Cat Staff

Chaos Fiber wallhanging, approx 24” square, machine pieced, hand quilted $ 150.00

Dreams Quote reads “From where you are you can hear their dreams” Dylan Thomas. Fabric Fragment 13.5” x 16.5” $35

Universe Quote reads “Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” Ralph Waldo Emerson. Fabric Fragment 12"x13.5” $30.00
Prayerflags Various sizes, Oriental Kanjis surrounded by coordinating fabrics $35
Make Love Not War, encaustic collage, 14” x 16” Quote reads “When the power of love becomes stronger than the love of Power, we will have peace. Jimi Hendrix” $ 250.00 Currently on display at First Unitarian Church, Albuquerque NM

You're Right. Quote reads “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” Henry Ford. Fabric Fragment, 12” x 16.5” $35.00