“The storyteller is the person who creates an atmosphere in which wisdom reveals itself”, storyteller Barry Lopez noted.
There are two mediums I was to use to tell stories: Fiber Creations and Blogging.
My fiber/textile art is created with a single or ongoing story in mind. These stories originate from my life experiences, observations, struggles, dreams and hopes. The earth and its inhabitants are very precious to me and I want to do work that contributes to environmental conservation efforts. I primarily use recycled textiles in my art to include recycled clothing, textile manufacturing samples and scraps, and discards from others quilt-making. My focus is on improvisational design: The fabric itself and creative inspiration guide me to allow the piece to evolve organically and become what it wants to become.
Currently I have five (5) story series for my art: 1) Color Stories, 2) Recycled Denim Stories, 3) Stories My Father Told Me, 4) Reinvented Stories, and 5) Other Stories. You can view my Art Quilt Story Series on my page – Art Quilt Stories.
The other medium I use to tell stories is my tierneycreates Blog.
My blog discusses my artistic journey as well as the the many aspects of a “Crafter’s Life” including sources of creative inspiration, what’s on my design wall, quality of life, quilting retreats, artistic growth, outside adventures, books that inspire me, and all things related to handmade textile crafts.
Fusing textiles & smiles,