Posts Tagged ‘Repurpose’

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Join The 100 in Fighting Cancer

January 31, 2015

Flaherty Ann In the Rough Full
100 Artists + 100 Patrons + One Day = $10,000 To Fight Cancer
THE 100 opens 10 a.m. Central on Wednesday, February 4

How to Participate: http://www.virginiaspiegel.com/FFACThe100Fundraiser.html

Previews of Artwork:
http://www.pinterest.com/d_boschert/the-100-fundraiser-to-fight-cancer/

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In the Rough, my donation to The 1oo Fundraiser to Fight Cancer, is created from painted ©Tyvek , covered with silk, then heat treated.  Stitched across the center with synthetic ribbon that is also heat treated, followed with stitched and beaded embellishments.

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An Artful Weekend

November 15, 2010

Tunde and Ann at ART of the CAROLINAS

Its been an artful weekend! In the company of fellow artists creativity has been flowing.

Saturday was a great day at Art of the Carolinas! As a volunteer, I manned the Visual Art Exchange (VAE) table for four hours along with Tunde Afolayan Famous and Victoria Carpenter. Both talented artists whose work explodes with color, I enjoyed learning about their work and Raleigh’s art scene. I am inspired!

It was a pleasure to share information about VAE.  A great organization, VAE’s mission is to support emerging artists.  Located in downtown Raleigh, VAE is perfectly placed to show your work to the public.  Monthly group exhibits in the main gallery, along with four new feature artists in the front gallery, keep fresh work available to patrons.  Regular events, lectures and workshops provide business knowledge, skills and support to artists.  VAE is the one group that every artist should belong to.

We met so many nice people at the event.  The table next to us was staffed by my old friends from Carolina Mixed Media Artist Guild.  A few years ago, members of the group comprised a test group for my workshop Cultural Cloth.   Their work continues to inspire other students at the workshop blog. It was so nice to see Roberta, Michelle and the other talented mixed media artists again, and to talk about the fabulous art they are making.

The show also provided a great opportunity to share my work and publicize Cultural Cloth and the upcoming Creative Cruisin’ with Cultural Cloth cruise to the Southern Caribbean.  It was a lot of fun discussing technique and process with the variety of people attending Art of the Carolinas.

Josie Girl

 

During the event, I demonstrated stitching and beading this small art quilt:  Josie Girl.  Recently, I took this photo of my granddaughter that begged to become art.  She needs a bit more stitching and beading, but I couldn’t wait to share.  I think I’ll make a larger piece from the same image.   Josie has infinite possibilities.  What do you think?

As always, please leave your comments below.

To learn more about Cultural Cloth or Creative Cruisin’ with Cultural Cloth, please email culturalcloth@gmail.com.

Thanks for visiting,

Ann Flaherty

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Coffee & Crepes & Art

September 22, 2010

Aah . . . the ideal venue:  Great coffee . . . to die for crepes . . . and bright colorful art!  What’s not to like!

Join me as I share my art work at  Coffee & Crepes at Crossroads Plaza in Cary, NC on Friday, September 24th from 6 -9.  Rhythmicity will play on the patio, while the good food will be cooking up inside.

And to my Gluten Free friends, almost all the crepes are available Gluten Free!!! I think I’ve found Heaven!

The works I’ve chosen to show at Coffee & Crepes cover a variety of techniques:  photo-transfer, distressed, story telling, thread painting, embellished, and more.   Got questions on how I did that?  Come on out on Friday and I’ll be happy to answer them.  Or you can leave a question in the comment section below.

If you can’t make it on Friday, my work will display at Coffee & Crepes through October 26th.  Stop by and take a look!

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I’m Lichen It

August 23, 2010

Here’s a couple of postcards (well, almost I haven’t added the card stock backing and stitched the edges). I painted, stitched and heat distressed synthetic papers on fabric.  They remind me of lichen.  I’d love to hear your thoughts.  Please leave comments.  Click the images to enlarge in a new window.

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My Personal Earth Day (Week)

April 25, 2010

Synchronicity continues to light my path.  Over the past few of months, I’ve been painting wrappers, waiting for inspiration and the weather to join forces allowing me a day to step outside with my heat gun and play.

The inspiration came in the form of a phone call from the company that makes the wrappers requesting work for an upcoming ‘green’ conference.  The weather has been delightful.   With my trigger finger ready, I stitched the layers of wrappers together, then zapped them with my heat gun.  Wha-la!

Check it out!  I love these little experiments and look forward to getting more of the material to create some bigger projects.  These will be shipping tomorrow, so I need to come up with some permanent titles.  Feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments.

Thank you Patti for helping me out with the painting of so many of these wrappers!

Walden Planet

After distressing with the heat gun, the results brought to mind a few sci-fi movies I’d seen.  I could title it:  “Where’s Charlton Heston Now?”

Walden detail

Chicken

This one needed a bit of ‘umph’.  Why not a chicken?

Chicken detail

Three Beads

For Three Beads, I’m thinking of attaching the stick (rod) with clear thread, similar to a thin fishing line, creating the illusion of the piece hanging separately.  I’d better decide quickly!

Three Beads detail

Tree

There you have it…my Earth Day celebration in art.  Throughout the process, I contemplated more about my impact on our environment and what I can do to please Mother Earth.  Its been a great week!

Please leave comments and suggestions.  I would love to hear from you.