-Tuesdays were hopping and the paint is still staining my fingertips.
My buddies from Columbus were here when I returned from my walk...the blooms are so full and there seems to be a different fragrance on every turn in the garden. The girls have have been busy planting and pruning the garden in preparation of the big conference and tent placement in June. Laura and I are working on the tent placement for our guests to come and experience some of the techniques I have been working on. I now realize some of the Golden paints are too good...I could not remove them from three or more of the stencils. I need to have clean and workable stencils for the artists to continue working with. I soaked them in the sink with Dawn dish liquid so maybe tomorrow they will clean up better. I had several visitors and Luke brought in two Landscape Architects from St. Clairsville, Ohio. Gabriel Hays ASLA had the neatest business card ...two ply maple!!! I invited them to bring their families back on July 15 at 4 to 6 PM for a old fashioned lemonade and sweet treats ...God's open cathedral of trees to share the Whispers in the Trees. Abby came in to continue her work on the panel she began with her mother last week. Deep rich colors and vibrant brush strokes to shimmer in the sunlight of the summer's afternoon. Justin added his special touch...two spiders playing and hiding in the trunk of the tree. He played with some of the rocks collected from the Dawes grounds and we talked a bit about Geology and the next thing I knew ...one of the workers came in and he is a geologist! He took the time to share time with Justin and identify most of the beautiful rocks. Roxie performed her daily duties by running to greet everyone and tell them in her wiggly tail that they were welcomed in this studio. I am hoping you will enjoy the photos ...process is the journey and sharing the journey is so rewarding. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart
I am an artist who makes her marks with a needle and thread. My visual journals give birth to my quilts and are the evidence of my existence. The dialogue between the viewer and the art allows me to integrate my historical, present, future voices, thus communicating with all generations. It is my purpose in the making of my art to guide one to discover a self-actualization of the human spirit--an ongoing conversation between the artist and the viewer. I cherish my freedom to speak through my dyed fabrics, beads, embellishments, and found objects. This visual fiber text has helped me discover a serene appreciation for my own being and often calms my spiritual soul in today's chaotic stream of life.
Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart has been making her works of art for more than 25 years. She has traveled and shown her work in Australia, Mexico, New Zealand, France (Paris), England (London), Italy, and Greece as well as throughout the United States.
Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart
2431 Audrey Dr. W.
Newark, OH 43055