Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Art Nouveau

I'm involved in a monthly fabric page swap through the Fiber Art Friends group and this month my swap partner is Dianne. She chose art nouveau as her theme. I had a book on my shelf that has art nouveau stained glass patterns in it and I found the one of the girl. I transfered the pattern to muslin and then colored her in with watercolor paints. I then cut her out of the muslin and used her like an applique. The background fabric she is on is a batik with butterflies all over it. I've seen a lot of art nouveau designs with butterflies. Dianne, I hope you like what I've made for you.


On another note, just want to remind everyone that all this week, starting yesterday, that anyone who comments on my posts will be entered for my blog anniversary drawing. One winner will be drawn from each day's comments. I can't believe that, at the time I'm writing this, there are only 4 commenters from yesterday....hmmmmm, nobody wants a gift????

26 comments:

  1. Hi, I was waiting to comment until I had finished my "go girl" bag, which I am making from your directions in haute handbags. However, I would like the chance of a prize, so I'm leaving a comment now, and I'll leave another one when it's finished. Love your blog and the things you make.
    Liz

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  2. Your contest - a nice idea.
    The fabric page for Dianne is well done, I admire the variety of your creative development.

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  3. I love what you did for this square! You really are so talented!

    Congrats on a year of blogging! I would love to be put into your drawing!

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  4. Ack! I'm getting all caught up on my bloggy friends after being out of town last week!

    If I were Dianne, I would love what you made! :-)

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  5. Sarah's LaoLaoMay 15, 2007 2:32 PM

    Hi
    Just clicked over here from Sue's blog as I loved the lovely face she was using in her book (with all credit given to you). I have a grandchild from China and was viewing her blog (she lives 2400 miles away so her blog is the only way I have of visually keeping up) when I somehow found Sue's blog and then yours--never knew that so many marvelous crafters have a voice on cyber space. . .who knows. . .maybe my life will never be the same (does this mean I can use my Lumieres for something other that painting custom designed Chuck Taylor High Tops for my 2 year old grand? . .well I guess so!!).

    I'm so excited to have found a voice and even a blogroll that I'm dying to explore!! Great Day!!

    Pat from Ohio
    Sarah's LaoLao

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  6. Love this fabric page. I am sure Dianne will love it too.
    Joanna

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  7. Sarah's LaolaoMay 15, 2007 2:36 PM

    OOPS!

    You can contact me at Auntpatsattic@aol.com--does this mean I have a second entry on your contest??

    Can hardly wait to get something going and start my own blog that would contain more than just homage to Sarah (I am the worst kind of grandmother. .I will bore you to pieces)

    Pat from OH
    AKA Sarah's LaoLao

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  8. Sarah's LaoLaoMay 15, 2007 2:38 PM

    So sorry

    I also wanted to tell you how wonderful your use of the Art Nouveau fabric Square was. . .I too have the book of those images. . .let's see. . .it's somewhere here in my craft (er. .crap) room!!

    Pat from OH
    AKA Sarah's LaoLao

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  9. I'm sure Dianne will love what you've made for her. She would have liked the exhibition that was on recently at The Walker Art gallery here in Liverpool "Doves and Dreams'
    The art of Frances MacDonald and J Herbert McNair"

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  10. She is so beautiful. I do so love Art Nouveau designs. Dianne chose a very good topic there and I know she's going to love this one.

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  11. This is a beautiful fabric page. I love the background batik, but it's the female figure that really makes it. Beautiful.

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  12. Very cute block. Did you use regular water colors? Will it be washable?

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  13. Hey Terri:

    Love the Art Nouveau girl. The flowers, the girl and the butterflies all work so well together. Very pretty...!

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  14. Great page, Terri. What type watercolors did you use?

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  15. Fabulous Terri and Dianne will just love it.

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  16. WoWzy Terri!!!she's beautiful!

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  17. Oh my gosh Terri this is gorgeous! I absolutely love everything about this page. Stunning!

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  18. This page is beautiful Terri.Dianne will love it.
    I've been away for a few days so I am just catching up.

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  19. This is really beautiful. Whoever receives this is a lucky person. Love the colors.

    Rosemary Peltier

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  20. You have made a beautiful page here Terri, I'm sure it will be a cherished part of the book.

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  21. Terri - I am in LOVE!!! I really love it - she is soooo beautiful. Thankyou, I really can't wait to receive it....(Sorry I'm so late in commenting, but my computer is still at the Doctors - beg, borrowing and stealing computers at the moment).....

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  22. Beautiful, Dianne will be thrilled

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  23. Terri - love this page you made for Dianne! Great design for the theme!

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  24. i love this page. You are so talented! :)

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