Rituals~Featured at International Quilt Market/Festival
Havel’s Scissors is proud to be a sponsor of Rituals by Curators, Jamie Fingal and Leslie Tucker Jenison. Jamie and Leslie, along with forty artists, have come together to reveal the art that can be found in everyday life. I had the privilege to see the exhibit at the International Quilt Festival in Houston this year. The ingenuity of the artwork in the exhibit is nothing short of spectacular! Each artist tells a story through the threads of the fabric. And the stories that are woven through each piece will inspire you to live life to the fullest and appreciate each and every opportunity we are given to share with loved ones.
Pamela Price Klebaum, Ventura, California-Artist, jock, forever-student.
“Figure Drawing” was inspired by the ritual rite of passage in art school — studying the elegant topography of the human form. That investigation of line and shadow went on to inform all my artistic endeavors. Passions – kilnformed glass artist.
Sherry Davis Kleinman, Pacific Palisades, California-Fiber and Mixed Media Artist, Wife, Mother.
I was inspired by the rituals of a Geisha‘s outward and inward search for beauty. It is a universal search across cultures. The Geisha’s process is a stark contrast to my more modest daily beauty rituals. I am passionate about: all kinds of arts, crafts, knitting, crocheting, listening to audio books.
Susan Brubaker Knapp, Mooresville, North Carolina-Fiber artist, writer, mother, wife, nature lover, bookworm, tree hugger, home renovator, gardener.
“I See the Moon” was inspired by my parents’ love and strength, and to thank them for what they gave me as a child … a sense that all was right with the world, that they were there to help and support me no matter what. The name comes from a song they used to sing to me as a child; it is a ritual I repeated with my own children, and one that I hope they will sing to their children.
Jane LaFazio, San Diego, California-Artist, stitcher, watercolorist, yoga lover.
“Nature Journal 2012″ came about over the course of a year or so, and working piece by piece, I tried to capture simple, every day, moments in time, through writing, layering, drawing, and stitching. Sewn together they become a journal of sorts, honoring my daily rituals of drawing and stitching.