The Many Images of Art Cloth

Creating digital textile images via contemporary digital printing technology empowers me to make my own art cloth designs.   Looking through the lens of my cellphone along with a gentle click of the finger, I am able to create a narrative of places, people and things I find interesting.

The ability to bring my vision to “life” from start to finish elevates my importance as a designer and a consumer. Utilizing new skills, which by the way, I’ve been taking classes using Photoshop Elements, supports my desire to create something special, a timeless unique piece of artwork.   A symbiotic relationship develops between me and the image, I am emotionally attached to the cloth because it describes who I am.

©Mary Lou Fall 2019   Cranberries and Lemon Zest
©Mary Lou Fall 2019    Shapes and Lines
©Mary Lou Fall 2019   Sunflower and A Bee

To view more of my work visit https://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/sticks-a-gogo_art_cloth

 

 

 

 

 

Art Cloth Abounds

Spider Webs for Spoonflower
Spiderwebs ©Mary Lou Fall
Trees
Trees ©Mary Lou Fall
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Trees #1 ©Mary Lou Fall

All of my designs are found at  https://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/sticks-a-gogo_art_cloth

Sights

Here’s where I’ve been, and what I’ve seen.  A place to visit, and a place I call home.

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Where have you been, and what have you seen lately?

Backyard Playground

Since the drought has officially been declared over, I decided to plant a garden this year. Not such an easy endeavor… Well, I discovered this morning, raccoons were busy last night digging up my sunflowers and zinnias.  This really hurts because I pulled weeds, amended the soil and carefully planted the seeds according to the directions on the package.  At first, the birds were eating the sunflower seeds, but I was able to outsmart the birds by covering the top of the location with netting.  I suspect the raccoons are searching for the booty buried by the blue jays.  The blue jays are busy taking dry cat food pieces from the cat’s bowl when he’s not looking.

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The wild life does not seem to be interested in the zucchini nor the crookneck squash.

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Here are the first tomatoes of Summer 2017.

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A garden is not complete without a ladybug or

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spider.

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Collecting Inspiration

This year for my birthday, I celebrated at the beach.  Two days of listening to the pounding surf, as I hiked through sand brought in from the storms of 2017, while hunting for sea glass. The first day was windy and cold.

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The second day on the sand was gorgeous, but there was not an abundance of sea glass.  I decided to focus on rocks with holes, lines and texture as my found objects.  (I always check for signage regarding removing objects from the beach).

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Rock Beads ©2017 Mary Lou Fall
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Lines, Intersections and Texture ©2017 Mary Lou Fall

My birthday celebration would not be complete without reservations at Cafe Rio in Rio Del Mar.

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Mango Salsa atop Swordfish resting on shaved Brussel Sprouts and Rice was delicious, but of course, I saved room for dessert.

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Words cannot express the intense flavor of this dessert.  As Tess Flanders expressed in 1911, “Use a picture.  It’s worth a thousand words.”

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The end to a perfect evening and birthday.

 

 

 

Life

Last year, my mother passed away in her sleep without a Will.  Becoming the Administrator of her Estate was a lengthy process, but nothing compared to the unknown obstacles I would be forced to deal with it. With my husband by my side, we faced each situation with tenacity and common sense, never loosing focus on what really matters, while maintaining our lifestyle. My continued exploration in the world of knitting, exercise, and photography keeps me grounded.

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Capturing rain drops on persimmons hanging from a tree outside my studio window.

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Hiking while coping with one of the worst storms this year in Northern California.  At least, the drought is officially over.  I look forward to planting sunflowers this year.

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Playing around with the color wheel observing the interaction between colors using a knitting pattern of slip stitches.

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Black and white is so appealing.