Fiber Artists San Antonio (FASA) 43rd Annual Juried Fiber Art Exhibition
I thought I would give you a little tour of a special event held in October, 2017.
FASA’s mission is to promote fiber as an art form, through education, exhibitions, and also charitable and cultural activities. I would like to add that it’s also a powerful way to foster friendships and community, within the organization.
As a new FASA member, I was first made aware of the show by a sweetheart friend, that seems to travel around on my shoulder, whispering wonderful encouragements. I knew immediately that I would submit my eco dyed vintage dresses. A significant driver in my art process comes from the use of my vintage collections. Using them, I get a feeling of “collaboration” with history. Working in my studio, my mind swirls, with thoughts of what might have gone on, when those vintage pieces were part of day to day life.
I imagined a mother, father, grandparent, bending low and teaching the little wearer of this petticoat, the Golden Rule…Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you.
That gave me the idea, of making wearable pins or brooches and engraving these phrases. I created the pins with special parts, from my vintage collection.
The remarkable curator for this show, Doshi, ultimately selected the petticoat below, the one that was called, Be Kind.
There were 64 pieces selected from submissions from all over the United States. Below are a few of the photos that I took. The skills and imagination for all of the pieces, was astounding.
Art piece by Michelle Cook
Art piece by Ellen Solari
Art piece by Suzanne White
If you weren’t able to make the opening night, the exhibit runs through November 19. Most works are for sale : ) Think…what would you like ask Santa to add to your walls, in 2017 !
I know I sound like a broken record, but the things that have happened to me over the last years, due to sweet nudges and encouragements from wise and experienced artists, continues to blow me away.
I know that there are industries, where sharing isn’t the norm, but I haven’t found this to be true in my art world at all. Nothing makes me prouder, than to thank the many that have shown genuine care for me. Those of you that I’m thinking of, have already been thanked many, many times, but thank you AGAIN.
YOU show me how to take my next steps and how to pass the encouragement…ON.
In other words, someone taught them very early to, Be Kind : )
Well reader, I’m so happy that you took this little tour of a special moment in my life. Make sure that you take a look at my art that is for sale, here at hastypearl. WooCommerce is a very safe way to shop handmade. Go to Pay pal in your cart and there you will have the option to use the credit card of your choice or Pay pal. I’ll have it in your mailbox before you know it : )
Thanks for stopping by!
The very best to you and I’ll be back soon…Laura aka hastypearl
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