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Friday, August 28, 2015

Feature Friday: Angela Grasse

Hi my name is Angela Grasse and I am the creator of the blog Princess Bubbles Creates found at http://princessbubblescreates.blogspot.ca/ I live in Kitchener, Ontario with my husband, son and two golden retrievers.



I started stitching 25 years ago when a friend showed me a pre-printed quilt panel. I stitched a number of these panels thus developing a pretty good hand quilting stitch. This led to patchwork quilt classes but not being one to follow patterns I soon discovered crazy quilting and surface design. Surface design is probably what I most love doing but you can only create so much fabric. Eventually you have to use the fabric! I love crazy quilting because of the handwork. Embroidery and beading has become a passion. The slow process is calming and meditative for me.



I have had a few accomplishments this past year. I had a fibre art piece accepted into a show at the Homer Watson Gallery. Mainly paintings comprised the show so it was exciting to have some fibre art represented. I was thrilled to be nominated in the Fibre Art category of the Arts Awards Waterloo Region this year. The whole process was a bit daunting but I am glad that persevered through all the paperwork. My work has been accepted into the 2015 spring and winter issues of Crazy Quilt Quarterly as well as numerous local shows. That always feels good and gives me courage to keep at it.




One last accomplishment. last year I was the architect of Her Cup Runneth Over. It was a show and auction of art bras to raise money for HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre. It was very well received and raised almost a thousand dollars for a very worthy cause. We will be repeating the event again this year!




My main goal as an artist is to keep learning, growing and pushing boundaries. I find I learn a lot and really enjoy the give and take with students so I am looking for more opportunities to teach. I am working on a new print making technique for fibre artists and would like to develop it into an article to be published. I would also like to collaborate with other artists, including my musician son. I would love to be an artist in residence and have my work in more shows. There are always new things to explore in this beautiful art world!


Thanks for visiting,
Angela

2 comments:

Jo Ferguson said...

It was nice getting to know you, Angela. Your work is exquisite.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Nice to meet you!
I have always been intrigued by Crazy Quilting, and have bought many books about it, but never actually tried it yet. Maybe my next adventure.
Thank you for sharing, and good luck with your upcoming projects.