|poster by Eric Evensen of Evensen Creative|
Here is the piece, and here is me plus a little bit about us.
|Orchids in Wool, artist Jane Carlstrom|
backing of commercial 100% wool felt; flowers combination of needle felting and traditional wet felting; branch entirely wet felted; sky scape, needle felt into a fabric base.
Hand felted pieces made from sheep fleece, some dyed, some natural color, some merino, some icelandic, some corriedale.*There is no knitting or crochet in this work. No yarn. It is straight from fiber to felt.
Work created for the August 2011 Patricia Grimes group show:
“How do We love thee...” aka The Orchid Show
works in various media based upon an original photo by Patricia Grimes
(a reprint of Pat’s orchid photo is displayed with my work)
Artist: Jane Carlstrom
A fabric and fiber fiddler, inspired by past, present, future - the land, sky and water, people, animals, plants... Things read, things seen... Looking at and feeling fibers and fabrics. Being mindful of the environment, Jane mostly works in natural fibers and fabrics; and in recycled/upcycled fabrics. Her goods range from fun and whimsical mustaches to elegant chapeaus to wall art. Jane lives and creates on a farm near Bemidji, Minnesota.
The Artist Showcase is relatively new, the artist role in Pecha Kucha minimal, yet meaningful. Great exposure and an opportunity to talk one one one to people about one's work, before the presentations begin and during a brief intermission.
The people up in front telling their stories, sharing their passion are the focus. And while it was wonderful to participate in the Artist Showcase, the main reason I go to Pecha Kucha is to hear the presentations. Last night there were 6, all different all special, to quote Pecha Kucha Bemidji
The presentations last night had everything! Courage, inspiration,bear encounters humor (so much humor) tears, intrigue, adventure, beautiful scenery, puppies, love stories, some weird cats and fishing. Name one movie that has all of that.You can view some examples of presentations from previous Pecha Kucha Bemidji's on the official website. They are neat to see online, but for the real and full impact get yourself to a Pecha Kucha.
The next Pecha Kucha Bemidji will be on Feb 23, 2012, in the New City Ballroom (Hungry Bear) at 6:30 pm. Come a little early if you want to take in the Artist Showcase and still have time to chat with the up front presenters at intermission.