Friday, August 10, 2018

Ready for flight ...

The process ...
many ask, 
"So what is it that you do, Kimberly?"
Original drawing of "Trio"©
21"square, marker rendering.
This was the beginning of my feature piece
for next weekends fine art show.
[info below]
Biggest piece of canvas this one has
ever painted.  I had to borrow an easel!
Which if you'd seen me trying to put this
together, you'd still be laughing.
Finished hand painted canvas of
From here, it was mounted to stretcher bars to 
allow me to go crazy with cotton and silk fibers,
silk wrapped gimp [love this stuff] from
Tentakulum Painters Threads

amazing Silk Ribbon from
River Silk,

 metallics, silk, and fine copper mesh from
Kreinik Mfg.

Doug Kreinik found this awesome 
copper mesh for me after much 
fruitless searching on my part.
My dragonflies would be flat winged 
without his generous assistance.
Rendered in thread, one of a kind,
fiber art, mixed media canvas by
a Kimberly design©
As I rendered this piece .... my hands just seem to know what
to do, what a magical journey this piece has been for me.
The outlined flowers in the background, the hatchmarked
sparkle ... stems, leaves, many moons .... and oh!
Those WINGS!!!
The 'viney' things ...
that's the silk wrapped gimp.
Meet Betsy Bohrer!
She is the creator and curator of two different
art venues here in mid Florida.
Both of which she graciously asked this one
to be a part of.  She is helping me introduce
the world, one small step at a time, to my
world of needleart. 
I met Betsy about two years ago during a one
woman show of her beautiful works of art.
The friendship took off from there. She introduces
us as Mischief and Mayhem. You'll have
to guess at who is what ;-)
[although, I think we trade back and forth]
If you're in the area of Central Florida ...
Please join us next weekend for
Fine Art at the Magnolia
We are a collection of seventeen Fine Artists 
from all walks.
Ranging from pottery to paint to
sculptural basketry to
digital to photograpy
to sculpture
to jewelry to glass.
Something for everyone.
... and all in air conditioned comfort by 
beautiful Lake Mirror in the historical
Magnolia Building.
My proud Mom!
Love this picture of her!


  1. That's stunning! You inspire me to follow through on my intention to paint my own canvas for stitching.

  2. Kimberly - Such an awesome piece! What a great idea for the bubbles!


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