Pleas allow me to make excuses I have to admit it, lately I’ve been a little neglectful of my blog, posts have been a little sparse. The problem is, I’m […]
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.
What happened to the time lapse? I haven’t posted any updates on my time-lapse/Hollyhock art quilt lately. The concept of a “time lapse” art quilt, was following progress at regular intervals. […]
The hollyhocks are are coming right along, Here’s my progress report for my time lapse quilt for 2/16/2014. I’ll give a few photos leading up to today’s progress., if anyone […]
Where do the little birds go in the winter for shelter? I’ve asked this question more than once, even on this very blog. During our recent uncharacteristic snow storm, with the […]
Portland Or and rest of the state can breath a sigh of relief. The storm has broken, the freezing rain has given way to regular rain melting and the roads […]
Desperate situation here in Oregon. Heavy snowstorms, Eating Jelly Bellies (the candy) to survive, limited food, and now we’re starting to get cabin fever, it’s going on 4 days . Everybody […]
My hummer, whose feeder hangs from a suction cup attached to my kitchen window, and I have a reached a working relationship. All the details and duties have been ironed out to the satisfaction of all. I will provide food, immediately when it is needed. That’s the entire arrangement. It’s simple. I provide food instantly and reliably. If I fail to live up to my side of the agreement, I am subjected to a sound scolding.
Here’s a link to a nice video Face book did, brings back memories. Barbara Harms
This is a time lapse of photos, following this piece of fiber art as it takes shape and become a real piece of art. A few photos along the way, it is a mixed media work, so I used some non quilty methods.