Blue and Pink A cherry blossom art quilt, it is a big size and all those cherry blossoms took a long Time to make. I took the inspiration photos last spring […]
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.
Looking up at the blue sky above, it is filled with pink. The cherry blossoms are blooming. An ART QUILT!
We can see things around us without really seeing them and miss opportunities for creativity. We need to learn really see and consider new perspectives.
On my walk one day last month, I saw a wonderful sight, looking up, delicate pink blossoms with sky blue behind them. Yes it’s cherry blossom time. This could be a future art quilt. Thanks to my Smart phone I took a few pictures, OK I took a lot of pictures, I don’t have over 4000 pictures stored in my phone for nuttin.
Art available for sale. A sample of avilable work can be purchased on my Etsy shop, I have additional work shown there. Here is a link that takes you there.
When ArtQuilting Magazine asked
Publish 2 of my art quilts , you can be sure I said Yes, yes thank you!?,””””
Art Quilting Studio magazine is including my art quilt in it’s summer issue. I’m very happy to be included in this beautiful magazine.
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One of my art quilts appears in Art Quilting Studio’s summer issue. It was released June 1st. I am appreciative and excited to be included. Art Quilting Studio magazine is […]
With fiber art quilts, as with any other art form, many wonder “Where did the artist get the idea to create that quilt? Where does inspiration come from?
We set out on a flight in what appeared to be toy plane.