Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Spring Discoveries

From Linda B. Dunn, textile artist

I have been sewing like mad for the spring crafts fair at the Rhode Island School of Design, Saturday, May 2, in Providence, Rhode Island.

As always, the process exhausts and amazes me. The more I work, the more ideas I have. The more trashed my studio becomes the more wonderful work appears. You'd think this would be familiar after 15 years, but every time surprises and delights me.

This year I want my functional art to reflect my fine art, so I am experimenting:

Here is a purse in progress. It starts as a collage, a study in color and texture.:

When I am content with the composition, I will figure out how to adhere the pieces, so that the buyer will get a strong purse with interior and exterior pockets, and lots of pizazz.

Regardless of the weather, I always enjoy this show. So much creativity per square foot, it makes me giddy. Can't wait to pack my car and go.


  1. Glad to hear you'll be doing the Alumni show Linda! I'll be there too with my paper quilts and mixed media. See you on May 2nd!

  2. Good luck Linda! I hope I can come by but if I can't have a wonderful day and sell!sell!sell!


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