Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Art Guild Challenge - Part 3

I wish you all could have been there to see the revealed challenge pieces in person.  What a treat.  Above is a picture of Peggy's needlework.  She had a woven piece that had been 'sitting around' and she embellished it with her fine stitchery creating an apple tree complete with golden 'felted' apples. After embellishing the woven piece she finished it all off with a beautiful backing using two pieces of wool.  Her stitches were perfect (as always).

Sandra is our resident photographer.  She took a picture of an apple tree (in one of our local apple orchards) and then she copied it in various forms and brought it all to life by making it a three-dimensional piece.  I can only imagine how difficult it must have been to cut all of those intricate pieces out and then to cut the foamcore board (on which she mounted them).  Whew!!!  This is a new form of photography for Sandra and its obvious that she excelled at it.  A special thanks to Sandra for photographing our challenge pieces as we presented them.

Libby also used photography for her project.  She has been wanting to learn more about photoshop, so she spent hours manipulating the actual Gustav Klimt picture.  She was able to make a small book - showing many, many forms and variations of the picture.

Mary Beth brought along a wonderful punchneedle piece which she designed and made.  She used the tree after the leaves had left it.  Her punchneedle was superb and I was very envious that she had used punchneedle in such a creative and beautiful way (since I'm trying the master my skill in this area).  Mary Beth mounted the finished punchneedle work, matted and framed it.

Andrea created several beautiful silk scarves.  She has been working with polka dots lately so the apples in the tree were a perfect venue to use on her scarves. 

We all agreed that this was a LOT of fun!  Although none of us wants to be tied down to having a deadline challenge very often - I know another one will be in our future next year! 

"...Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins". - Jim Rohn

1 comment:

  1. Wow, so much unique creativity! It would be very hard to choose a favorite, but I surely do like Peggy's a lot. Also Pomme is still a favorite as well! It's been fun following these challenge projects.



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