This is one of my Whisper panels that were exposed to the elements last year for about 8 months....I am going back and hand drawing with a fabric gel pen so I can use this fabric in a sleeveless jacket/vest to wear to Arizona in May!
I am going to add SETA colors to the surface and create some more drama for this pieced vest piece....I am trying to get two front panels from this yardage...and use accent hand dyed fabrics for the lapel and the back pieces............this fabric was inspired by a control burn last Spring in the south fields at Dawes Arboretum.
Gail stopped by to share her progress for the apricot embellishments for her Roman Shades in her bedroom.
I share whatever buttons or embellishments Gail needs...she is a tried and true friend and what is mine is hers..........
This beautiful grandma who lives in Rhode Island stopped by once again and left with the biggest smile on her face....her grandson creates large photographic images for wall displays.
I need to go and find another gel pen....before I add a sheer shade of smokey blue smoke on the panels.
I was given this beautiful poster at Dawes Arbor Day on Saturday....i fell in love with the bright beautiful colors.
This tiny 6 by 6 collage is on its side....but I am adding small details ...who knows where it will take me.
I stopped by to check in on Sabrina's new splint....she was on her way out the door to deliver special student counsel handouts for Saturday's Pancake Breakfast. She has been so brave.
Maya Rose was cleaning the house and offered me a cool glass of iced tea...it was a warm 80 degrees this afternoon. Thank you dear Maya ...you have a way of lightening the burdens of the heart.
My bleeding hearts are blooming and ever so graceful in my small garden.
I think I will have to learn how to make a glass bleeding heart ...the clear reflective light shining in soft green branches. I hope you have had a wonderful day. I wish you all peace. Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart
PS. The new count for Arbor Day was 4,500 visitors...it was a glorious day!
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