the countdown continues and my frantic levels are high

    

Working like a mad woman and in general losing my sanity. I leave for Vegas for Art in the Park tomorrow morning [yikes! e gad! ]. This is  a big event that draws 100,000 visitors to Vegas from all over. They come in by the busload.   

Needless to say, I want to have a lot of new work to take. So as I mentioned before, I’m at it with a vengeance. There comes a point that a person needs to just stop and say enough! I however, am not capable of such reasonable behavior. Last night I sewed through the side of my finger with my sewing machine, cut another finger with the rotary blade and poked that same finger with a sharp pointy instrument. I had 3 bandages on the same hand on 2 fingers. Does this sound like a reasonable person? Working past the point that you’re so tired you are causing bodily injury to yourself?  I say, ‘Who needs reason? Panic provides some great motivation!” .That’s my motto, yessiree.   

It’s a good thing we’re leaving tomorrow or I could lose a finger or worse. So here’s a few more art quilts that are finished. I need to get a grip I tell you!   

Pray for my digits!    

I added a few more details, it's done.

 

   

thread painting details

   

   

Very like a larger version I made earlier

 

  

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About Myself & My Approach Art has always played a role in my life, in one form or another. My family is filled with many artist's, so my love of art came naturally. By my teens, I had narrowed my focus to painting. I decided I was going to become a serious painter. I joined the Las Vegas Artist's Guild at 15, the youngest member at that time. I've continued to paint throughout my life. On occasion I've sold my work, but I had more important priorities, I was raising my children, part of that time as a single parent. My circumstances have changed, the kids are grown and I have more time for Art. Art is a form of therapy for me. I was introduced to quilting & fell in love. In time I missed the creative freedom painting made possible. Then I discovered mixed media fiber art, I was home. MY APPROACH TO ART It's the creative process that holds the greatest attraction for me. Starting with a tiny seed of an idea; vague and blurred around the edges, I follow where that leads. My approach is an instinctual one. Generally, I do little pre-planning. I make creative decisions, choices, directions to take as they present themselves. This approach can lead to quite a few changes in the direction the quilt takes. The outcome can come as a surprise. I love that element of surprise! Sometimes everything just comes together & I think to myself, "this is one of my better ones". when that happens, I can’t wait to show someone. I feel like a six year old, running home from school, a drawing in hand, excited to show Mom. At those times. I'm smiling like the Cheshire cat. I’ve had work published in several magazines., which is gratifying. But the most gratifying thing is having clients be really happy with their purchased art quilt. Word press https://barbaraharmsfiberart.com Etsy shop-sales https://barbaraharms.com Https://barbaraharms.com Contact: inquiry barbaraharmsfiberart@outkook.com Personal Links

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