|My rendition of The Kiss|
I've recently joined The Art Quilt Blog and am writing this post to introduce myself to this group of talented artists.
|One of the78 invitations I recently made for my daughter's baby shower.|
My name is annie! (little a, exclamation point) and I've been arting and blogging under the name bohemiannie! art for a few years now.
|bohemiannie! art business cards|
My blog...which is just over 2 years old is www.bohemiannieart.blogspot.com.
|some of my fabric and altered books - and a stool I 'quilted' awhile back|
I have a lot of mixed media and art journal friends online but thought I'd join this group in the hopes of meeting more art quilters.
The pictures on this post are a mix of recent and older work. You can see lots of my stuff on my art 1, my art 2, etc. pages on my blog if you're interested.
|My granddaughter and I working on her new baby sister's quilt.|
While I LOVE most all art, my main passion is with fabric and thread.
|With my surface designed fabrics, I used a pattern named Hoot N Annie by a lady named Annie to make these owls but sorry I can't remember her last name!|
I've been sewing since I was 14…that's 44 years now…but it wasn't until I visited a Mancuso show in Williamsburg, VA…that I saw an art quilt.
|This is the quilt I've pieced for my new granddaughter but it's taking me a LONG time to have the nerve to quilt it. I just have all kinds of blocks when it comes to anything close to traditional!|
Then, it took me 10 years of looking and yearning and wannabee-ing to finally try my hand at it.
|I made Valentine brooches and then cards to put them on until my friends were gifted.|
THEN, it took me about 5 years to have ANY confidence at all with what I was doing.
|I live in Colombia and just after visiting here the first time - before we moved - I made this quilt for my son-in-law.|
Now…I've decided that my way of making art is…my way.
|art journal cover|
I embrace and love it and look at every single thing I do as a fun, learning experience.
|Cayo Costa Study #8|
At least...mostly. (I'm thinkin about my granddaughter's quilt that's had me frozen for the past month).
|I had so much hanging around that I started what I call door knob quilts. That way when I give or sell one...the recipient doesn't feel like they have to hammer a nail in the wall.|
And boy do I love to experiment. I've blogged about how art became FUN for me here if you want to take a look/see.
|This is a page out of one of my fabric books.|
I live in South America. My daughter married a wonderful man from Barranquilla, Colombia and when they moved here…they brought the baby! Can you believe that?!? So, of course, I had to follow. It's just the way I am. Thank God for my hubby who came along with us. :) He is such a huge part of the best side of me.
|Another door knob quilt.|
Anyway, we're retired. I spend my days making art, playing with my granddaughters (we have 2 now) and loving life to the best of my ability.
|One of my first door knob quilts.|
When I realized that we were moving here, I began collecting art supplies in earnest knowing I wouldn't be able to get them here.
|detail of a quilt|
I have more supplies than I can ever use up and will eventually hold a retreat in this area…where participants can fly down with a suitcase and have all - or most of - their art supplies ready and waiting for them.
|A page out of my newest fabric book. I'll be teaching this workshop in Florida later this month. :)|
For now, I teach workshops where-ever I'm invited...and love that part of my life too. If you'll pay my expenses...I'll come!
|Another door knob quilt!|
To my delight, I frequently sell my pattern, quilts, bags, books…whatever…and would love to receive an email if you see something that you'd be interested in purchasing.
|People Let Your Light Shine fabric book|
I've developed a pattern for my bohemiannie! bag and have it for sale on my blog.
I plan to have a page of work for sale eventually…but for now, I'm just too busy to get it done!
|surface designed fabric|
It is wonderful to be part of this group and I look forward to getting to know all of you.
|door knob quilt|
Create Your Life,
|My Happy For No Reason book|
|detail of me...I mean of a page in my book|