Thursday, June 14, 2007

Inspired Moments

Nature inspiring Art inspiring Poetry... a chain reaction rooted deep inside me nowadays, with the tiniest spark fueling the flames of creativity.

I promised to share the fiber journal artwork from my last post, once it was finished.

a rough pencil sketch on fabric with an easy stress-free technique I hope to share in a future workshop,

then applying acrylic paint to the drawing

carefully cutting away the background until all that is left is my precious bluejay.

layering lace upon ribbons upon fabric... blending each unique element together to build a story, create a history

inspired by a love of using real botanicals from the garden or even from a fresh bouquet... such beauty, instantly preserved with a technique developed by Marylin and myself.

This delicate stem of bleeding hearts is a perfect touch and such a significant part of the design.

Next, I add a punch of color to play against the varied textures of fiber, paint, and floral.

Finally, I am finished playing... experimenting, and I stand back to see the end result.

standing upon the far edge
of a pale light that dances
against misty hues

the moon is still high
atop the world
leaving a trail of stardust
like bread crumbs

as a comet's tail
filled with a hundred souls,
streaks across the imagination

until all that remains
is you and me, telling secrets
as the wind wraps itself
around our words to carry them away.


paris parfait said...

Wonderful poem and story of how your lovely art unfolds!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Beautiful art (your blue jay has so much personality!) and thanks for sharing your process.

gautami said...

Excellent artwork. Beautiful poem too!

Sue B said...

Gorgeous! Everytime I visit your blog I leave inspired.

welcome to my universe said...

Love the last two lines especially. Your art is beautiful and I loved seeing your creative process.

Rob Kistner said...

Traci -

Very, very cool... the poem and the art piece! ;)

odessa said...

love this line:
"leaving a trail of stardust
like bread crumbs"

that's so vivid. i can definitely see it.

thanks for sharing!

Janie said...

Thanks for showing us your steps in creating this gorgeous work.
I finally finished that big doll I was making- come take a look!

Diane Duda said...

You are an amazing artist, Traci!

Waltraud said...

Gorgeous, love to visit you blog!

Lisa said...

Hey Tracie Lyn Huskamp,
Had some time to myself and decided to see what you were up to! Nice work girl!!!! Now it's back to work....... ARGH!

Tammy said...

Lovely. Every bit of this post is lovely.

chicklegirl said...

Love love LOVED the blue jay--and the poem is otherworldly. I felt transported up and away!

Mary lin said...

I love the poem and the artwork is beautiful!!! Mr. BlueJay looks very mischievious just like the one in my garden!


Tammy said...

Loved your blue jay artwork...very cool! The poetry was dreamy.

Maija said...

I will be waiting for the day when you teach your lovely bird technique. I adore them!

kimberlykwan said...

you are a MASTER!

michelle said...

I love to see the processes other artists take. It's so inspiring. There are so many ways to approach art it can be overwhelming sometimes can't it!

Beautiful blog & work. Congrats on Somerset!

janie said...

Beautiful work, thank you for sharing your tecnique.

sue said...

Beautiful-how on earth do you do that? YOu should have seen the last bird that I tried to draw-pretty funny:)