Wednesday, February 1, 2012

KC Willis Taught Me This!


It's Hump Day all ready!
Sweet Hearts, where does the time go...I mean really.
I do have to admit, I know where a significant
portion of my time has been going lately...Pinterest, that's where.
But I also have to tell you, since I've started hangin out there...
I've been more INSPIRED, more CREATIVE
& more artistically PRODUCTIVE, then I have in years.
It just gets my creative juices FLOWING!
Regardless, I know too much of a Good Thing can be bad,
so I'm thinking about starting a monthly support group.
Would any of you be interested in joining?
Hi my name is Susie & I PIN!  ;)


Y'all may remember that I was lucky enough to take a KC Willis
Workshop last fall when KC was in So Cali & it was Fab U Lous!!!
She shared all her secrets with us on how to make her amazing, fabric
collages & I fell in love with all the textures & images &
the vintage feel of these pieces of art.


This past Christmas, I made five collages for some very special
loved one's in my life & I wanted to share them with you.
The one above was made for my brother & sister-in-law in Baltimore.
Fort McHenry, The Star Spangled Banner, the largest US flag ever made,
the East Coast & HISTORY, all the things that come to mind when
thinking of their home.
{I hand-tinted the black & white photo in Photoshop}


I made this one for my dear friend Susan...
we found each other on Facebook a few years back & I've
know her since we were in the fourth grade.
We went to school together, were in Girl Scouts together,
so many wonderful memories.


And this one I made for ME!
I LOVE KC's Annie Oakley Collages & I just HAD to have one
for myself. Some of my favorite elements are on this, vintage
horse riding ribbons, a Sandy Schor metal frame, an old tintype...it's perfect.
KC Willis will be back in So Cal in March having a 2 day
Studio Retreat in Huntington Beach.


The first one is March 24, 2012 from 10~4pm


The second one is March 25, 2012 from 10~4pm

So gather up all your favorite heirloom treasures that you've been
saving & I hope to see you this spring in HB hangin with KC,
cuz I'll tell you what...
this girl INSPIRES!!!

XOXO
vintagesusie

3 comments:

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Wonderful fabric collages!!! You guys have all fabulous workshops down in Southern Cal. I'm up here in Northern Cal and the only one that I know of is Art Is You which I didn't go to last year but I plan on going this year!!!

xoxo

Carol Mae said...

Your Fabric Art Collages are just wonderful. I also have a passion for this also. I'll be back often to see your new designs. Smiles, Carol Mae

Martina2801 said...

OMG, Susie I am totally impressed by your fabric collages! You are a great artist.