Seagull Sunset, Sherry Davis Kleinman’s SAQA 2015 Auction Donation
A lone hungry seagull watching me eat lunch at the Malibu Pier was my inspiration for my SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) 2015 Auction Donation.
Watching every bite I took…I had to take his photo.
My 12″ x 12″ piece Seagull Sunset was first drawn and then painted on artist canvas with water soluble crayons, colored pencils, and airbrush paint. See my process below:
Pencil drawing first followed by paint.
Sky and water colors applied with airbrush paint. Hand stitching with pearl cotton on water.
Sunset colors added with water-soluble crayons. Feathers hand stitched on body with pearl cotton.
Edges cut and squared off, quilt sandwich made (top, batting, backing).
Machine quilting of quilt sandwich.
Scallop shells added to bottom border. Individually batted and hand stitched.
Detail of my SAQA 2015 Auction donation
This year’s online auction begins September 18th.
Check out SAQA’s website to see photos of this year’s donations. https://www.saqa.com/memberArt.php?ID=3325 (My piece Seagull Sunset is on page 7)
Want to see youtube videos of HOW the donations were made? Check out this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ5BzRvCPgNeMqLMKeMUncg (My video will soon be posted.)
76 Heart Pillows ready for delivery
Happy faces as I delivered 76 heart pillows to the Cancer Support Community/Benjamin Center while they were celebrating a Valentine’s Day lunch. Eight friends and I gathered earlier in the week for a workshop to cut, stitch, sew and stuff heart pillows that aids breast cancer patients. The pressure of the pillow when placed under an arm helps in recovery….plus it provides a “self hug”….and who doesn’t enjoy a hug when you are healing?
Valentine’s Party Cancer Support Community/Benjamin Center
The nine of us call ourselves Las Fortunas. We like to find projects where we can work together to help others in need. In the past two years we have focused our efforts on making the heart pillows. We have donated almost 400 pillows.
Pillows for everyone!
The Cancer Support Community/Benjamin Center in West Los Angeles is a remarkable place offering free services to all cancer patients (all kinds) and their families. We are very pleased to support them.
Hearts for everyone!
The 100 Fundraiser to Fight Cancer
I am honored, to be an invited artist for “The 100” to be held on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. The goal for this fiber art fundraiser for the American Cancer Society is to raise $10,000 in one day.
Virginia Spiegel the brainchild of Fiberart For A Cause has invited 100 artists to donate fiber art to help raise money to fight cancer.
How? All the details are here: http://www.virginiaspiegel.com/FFACThe100Fundraiser.html
I’m sure you will want to be one of the very exclusive 100 patrons who will be randomly assigned artwork from an extraordinary line-up of international fiber artists.
100 Artists – 100 Patrons – One Day
$10,000 To Fight Cancer
February 4, 2015
Mark your calendars for this fantastic opportunity to help fight cancer through fiber art.
Fiberart For A Cause has already raised $240,000 through the generosity of fiber artists and patrons in past years.
I am so happy to be attending the International Quilt Festival in Houston two years in a row.
Because I was an award winner last year (2nd place Digital Imagery) I was asked to donate to the Celebrity IQA Silent Auction that will take place during the Festival. I chose to recreate a detail image from my piece Taking Time to Text which is traveling through 2016 with the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) Exhibit Text Messages. If you are in Houston take a look and bid on Texting with Friends! (see it below)
At the Festival I have two pieces that were juried into the World of Beauty Competition: Geisha and Waiting Expectantly. I love doing portraits! Geisha is painted on canvas and Waiting Expectantly is created digitally on my iPad and then printed onto fabric.
Geisha, 24″w x 60″h, 2012
Waiting Expectantly, 24″w x 60″h, 2013
Backyard Quail, 6″w x 8″h, 2013
I just completed my donation piece for the SAQA Santa Fe Conference: Expanding Horizons that takes place April 25th-28th. It is titled Backyard Quail. I love when the California Quail (yes California’s State Bird) visit my backyard. They are very shy and scatter away at the slightest movement, so I hide indoors and take photos through a crack in my door. This piece was created and painted on an art app on my iPad from an inspiration photo I took on one of their many visits. (I have taken hundreds of photos of the quail, rabbits, pigeons, ravens and squirrels who visit my bird feeder to get just the right image….) I stitched it both by hand and sewing machine.
I am very excited that I will be attending the conference. I have never been to Santa Fe and looking forward to exploring the city, along with meeting other SAQA members. What fun it will be!