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I really enjoy the artist-client exchange that takes place during the process of designing a custom artwork! The unknown, the letting go...it can be a little nerve-racking for the customer! What I like about the process of custom designing is the group brainstorming, the unfolding of ideas, colors choices, and form possibilities! Once I am in a customer's home it is pretty easy for me to see what is needed; however, beyond the size, style, and colors, is the creation of an emotion...what will the art collector feel when viewing their art!  Will the art evoke a connection to nature, a cultural awareness, or simply...

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"Sail" sculpture submission for the Sydney Opera House, fine art of fiber, hand weaved sail sculpture, interpretive fiber art, wind movement across the water art sculpture -

"Sail" is a contemporary fine art of fiber wall sculpture by Wendy Carpenter, it reveals her personal expressionism style derived from borderline “abstract-literal” interpretations, executed through form, color, and tactile materials. “Sail  Sculpture” is hand weaved on an iron frame measuring 4’x4’. It is Carpenter's personal interpretation of wind movement across the water. 

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interpretive fiber art, Noon discussion on Wendy's project in Guatemala, weaving in Antigua GT, weaving with jaspe' fabric, wendy carpenter workshop -

I just finished making a fiber wall sculpture sample for our workshop! I needed to see what we could design off-loom, that is portable, weaving with fabric, and dimensional! This weaving project can also be repeated and expanded a bond  at home with various frames . You will complete a creative high-quality art piece! We will start with  a half-day at the market buying fabric for the workshop and also fabric for sewing a jacket at home. I’ll print off copies of  my 2017 jacket design pattern for anyone who might be interested. Over the last eight years, I have purchased a lot of...

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art at the clearing school, interpretive fiber art, weaving hand made paper -

Students will start with making paper pulp with natural fibers ( hemp, paper wasp hives, pine needles) and continue with learning how to pull fiber pulp from a wet vat. The dry paper sheets will then be cut into strips and semi-dry paper rolled for making rigid paper rods. The paper strips or rods are then hand woven on a one-foot square steel frame. Multiple steel frames can also be purchased ($15) for 3-Dimensional designs or murals. Students may also bring a found-object to re-purposed as their metal weaving frame, any shape is ok, but not larger the 2'x2'. The...

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door county apartment for rent -

Door County furnished Studio apartment for rent, Fish Creek, $660 per month, all utilities included plus WI-FI and digital TV. Year-round lease. Available May 1st., 2017.

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