Nellie"s Needles

Friday, April 24, 2009

Spring Gallery Gathering in Gatlinburg

Yesterday afternoon at Gatlinburg's "Spring Gallery Gathering" in the Cliff Dweller's Gallery I was one of seven artists demonstrating art. There was weaving, basket making, dulcimer making, pot throwing, marbleizing paper, and mixed media collage going on in the upstairs studios and on the front porch. I was set up in the gallery. My project was creating the base layer for my fifth mountain piece of the same view of the Smoky Mountains from Morton's Overlook.
Visitors were amazed that the one hanging on the wall for the afternoon began this way.
I got to the point of adding the finer details at the end of four hours.
"Silk Roses" along with several of my other quilts are among lots of art hanging on the walls. There are also four birds among the baskets and pottery on the shelves.

10 comments:

Rosa-Munda said...

Hi Nellie,
That looks fun! I imagine you need a lot of scraps just for one picture. How do you secure all the pieces? Ros

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

What a great photo of you having fun and hard at work. It is fun to watch the process of your construction. Your rose quilt is outstanding.

Corryna Janssen said...

Nellie you seem to have a good time. If I was living near you I would have come to watch. You make such beautiful things out of scraps.

Heather said...

What a lovely event the Spring Gathering must have been, and no wonder people were so fascinated to see how you make your wonderful landscapes.

Kay said...

This looks like so much fun. It is hard to believe the transformation from bits of fabric to the landscape, so people's reactions are understandable, and must have been fun for you.

Kay said...

I just clicked on the rose quilt--wow! That is stunning. I love the combination of the roses and that neutral-toned striped looking border.

Merry said...

I would love to see you do these in real life....what lucky people being able to watch you.

Libby Fife said...

That looks like fun and a great environment to be creating in. What a wonderful opportunity for you. Hope you had a good time.

Joyce said...

Oh, I wish I could have been there!

teodo said...

Nellie, I can imagine how interested the people who had been watching you have had.
You have never shown us the rose quilt, or maybe I had lost it?
ciao ciao