wait until it dries...and you will get a surprise....
I understand impatience...I fight this urge to rush to the next color too soon at times. But if I can work on another aspect of this journey...the lines of the water color techniques dry to provide even more guides or invisible hands to continue making the sacred marks. I had a full studio today and we accomplished quite a lot in ...Abby worked to enhance her images and tree from yesterdays beginning. Deb came in to continue her work on the trees she began a week ago...I need to remind myself to explain how the layers of fabric paints ..slowly applied and allowed to set before continuing to a sheer application of color in her stencils. Erin came in to work on my panel and we allowed ourselves to swirl and accent with shimmers in the paints and delicate brushstrokes. Sean dropped by and Brent came into ...his first day back from paternity leave . And Bev, Erin's mother, came into pick up my tax forms for the accounting department. Jenilyn delivered the information for upcoming art gatherings in June on Thursday evenings...a chance to gather and participate with local artists and share the energies. Now I need to work on a simple design for my banner for my tent when I will share my techniques with our visitors from gardens and arboretums from around the country. I am working on a black and white drawing so I can make duplicates for multiple views and applications. Tomorrow Cyd arrives from Tucson to spend a week photographing and completing the individual panels. We have not been together ...physically for 6 years but our hearts are have never separated. I know the time is going to fly by too fast but we have so much to catch up on and we need to make some art together once again. 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