Lately I seemed to have developed a short attention span, constantly jumping from one project to another. I’ll be busily working a project, & enjoying it. Then some new idea occurs to me. Now I’m off & running in a whole different direction. Like a bouncing ball I’m taking myself […]
Barbara Harms Contemporary Fiber Art
"Why is it that
Barbara Harms, Up Close and Personal
I'm a fiber quilt artist, working in mixed media . My family is filled with artists & I inherited an aptitude for art.
By my teens I had narrowed my focus to painting.
I joined the Las Vegas Artist's Guild, their youngest member at the time. I was totally out of my league, a teen, in a room of adults. Mute, taking it all in.
I hoped I went unnoticed, a fly on the wall, unlikely. A
silent teenager in their midst, I’m pretty sure they noticed. But being emerged in art, exposed to serious artists, was a great experience. I’ve painted for most of my life.
So, there you have it, the "glorious" beginnings of my artistic "career"!
I've continued to paint for most of my life.
I was introduced to quilting after moving to Oregon &
instantly in love.
It was new & exciting, I jumped in. As enjoyable as I found quilting, I began to missed painting, Then, I discovered fiber art quilting, I was finally home.
My Process & Approach
For me, it's the process of creating that holds the strongest attraction. I love starting with a tiny seed of an idea; vague and blurred around the edges, then I follow where it leads.
My style is fairly loose and instinctual. The choices and decisions that come up as I work on a piece, are made based on my gut feelings.
This can result in quite a few changes in direction.
This approach can lead to many changes in the direction. it takes The outcome can come as a surprise.
I love that element of surprise.
Sometimes everything just comes together & I think that this is one of my better ones. I can’t wait to show someone. I feel like a six year old, running home from school, a drawing in hand. He can't wait to show Mom. At those times I'm smiling like the Cheshire cat.
Binding a quilt can be difficult & the instructions confusing. I found a very easy to use tool accidentally on UTube, it finishes the ends perfect every time, so easy you won’t believe it!
When making these art quilts for my Etsy shop, I had an idea,”Why not make several different framed art quilts, each one unique, yet clearly designed to be hung together as […]
Color & Light
Art in the Park, smaller ones can be nicer. Comparison of Las Vegas’ blocks & blocks of art & a small more intimate one.
The stuff of fairy tales. Rediscover the world of childish imagination.
I’ve been busy busy trying to get some of the projects I’m working on finished.
I completed my Iris art quilt and it’s in it’s new home. It’s such a good feeling to finish what you start isn’t It?
It’s winter. You may stay indoors more. What does this mean to a quilter? More time for quilting, yeah! One of the art quilts I’ve been working on lately is this one with purple & blue irises. I’ve made a lot of progress so far, so this a progress report.
Been out of touch, too much going on, my head is spinning. I’ve been working on 4 quilts, one of which is for a friend. That quilt is first in line. I’m having fun working on it. The other 3 can wait, they’re for my Etsy shop.They’ll get there.
on a number of quilts, been a bit preoccupied.