Wednesday, November 06, 2013

A Bubbly Bug

My Bubbly Bug
This is a fun piece I created for the remnants exhibit, an exhibit of California Fiber Artists at the Harrington Gallery in Pleasanton.  I was challenged earlier this year to create a piece using bubble wrap.   And this is what I came up with!

It started with a photo my husband took at the UCLA arboretum of some ladybugs.  And it has morphed into a pixelated fiber creation of bubble wrap, men's silk ties, plastic fruit bags and old thread.  I created it in several layers if bubble wrap which I ironed together melting the plastic.  I later cut and collaged the three layers together and ironed the piece for the very last time.   See below on how each layer was created.

Do check out the exhibit if you are in the Pleasanton area...

An exhibit by California Fiber Artists at the Harrington Gallery
Firehouse Art Center
Pleasanton California
November 6th-December 18th, 2013

Colored fruit bags were cut up into small pieces
 and  dropped on top of the bubble wrap then melted.

Thread circles where placed inside
the bubbles of the bubble wrap

Men's silk ties were cut into circles
and put inside the bubbles

The Year of the Ladybug

It's the Year of the Ladybug! 

This is my favorite project every year...selecting a beetle species and weaving small specimens to put under glass.  This year I selected the friendly and popular ladybug.     Each one is slightly different in pattern, background color, warp color or simply that unruly warp catching the shuttle every once in awhile.

I just finished placing them under glass and now they are ready for the Designing Weavers Exhibit and Holiday Sale the weekend before Thanksgiving.  If your are in the Sierra Madre area stop by and sale hello to my ladybugs.

When:  November 23rd & 24th
Time:   10am-4pm
What:   Designing Weavers Exhibit & Holiday Sale
Where: The Sierra Madre Women's Club
             550 West Sierra Madre Blvd. Sierra Madre