The Southeastern Minnesota Libraries invite artists to submit one piece of artwork that depicts books or libraries for a traveling art show in libraries called Experience Art in Southeastern Libraries, EASEL. I was honored to be part of that show with a piece called Library Paradise as it traveled for 2012-2013. I've had a love affair with libraries and books since I was a girl. Just going in to find a new book or research a project is a wonderful thing to me.
The submission date for the 12" x 12" artwork was last week and I submitted "Fly Away with a Book." It is a fiber art quilt with layers of fabric and hand writing and stitching about books.
Here's a peek into the process of creating the piece through photographs.
I began with some drawings and fabric selection. Then I started to lay the fabric pieces on the 12" x 12" format.
Pinning all the fabric bits to ready for stitching.
Hand stitching the letters.
Maybe you'll see Fly Away with a Book in a library near you. See you at the library!