Monday, January 13, 2014

Mapping 2014 Artfully "Personal Geographies" Challenge

Jill Berry and I were chatting on the phone several months ago about our artistic endeavors and one thing led to another and before we knew it we were collaborating on an art project that we formed a class around.  We have yet to teach it but the conclusion and class title became "A WHEREable Art Scarf"  Me being the person that instructs botanical dye printing and natural dyed fabrics and Jill instructing putting these dyed fabric pieces together forming an individual "personal geography" map.  I sent Jill dyed fabric pieces and she put together her WHEREable art scarf - Down The Garden Path.



Jill a is leader in art map making and presented a challenge to any artist who wanted to accept and enter the project "Mapping 2014 Artfully" (click to go to blog and see other artist's entries).  Here is Jill's explanation:

Mapmaking is a tool, a craft for the curious. Every part of making a map appeals to me: the graphic elements of traditional cartography, the journey, and the personal story encompassed by the dashed neatlines. This project is about making a  map of the future, in particular the year 2014. 

I accepted the challenge and decided to create my own WHEREable art scarf.  I used leaves to dye print images on fabrics and then stitched them onto a background of botanically dye printed fabric. I can't honestly say I'm finished as my mind sees more stitching added but for now I'm happy with it and we'll see what the future brings!








12 comments:

Joanne Huffman said...

This is so beautiful. I love what you did!

Christine Martell said...

I love the idea of a wearable map, of being able to wrap it around myself. These are so inviting, wonderful to see what emerged from the collaboration.

Peggy said...

Great idea. Enjoy wearing your beautiful scarf.

Missy Trent said...

Love it! So beautiful!!!!

Johanne said...

Such an original and beautiful interpretation on the theme of maps. I love the idea of wearing a reminder around my neck, as Christine mentioned.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful project.

The Creative Beast said...

What a great idea and project! I may look into playing along, if I can ever get my sewing machines unpacked =\

Renee said...

What a beautiful piece of art! I like the "whereable" idea. Really amazing project!

Amy Smith said...

How beautiful!

Sharon Wildwind said...

I would wear that anywhere. Great job.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Love yours and Jill's map scarves! Would love to take that class! Fabulous idea!!

Ginny Huber said...

"Whereable Art" is such a great title..perfect for the places along the creative path that seems to always shift and change its topography. Lovely work..and combining all the things that speak to me!

back.roads said...

I love your use of leaf prints. The idea of "whereable art" is wonderful!