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Random artworks by Lucy Autrey Wilson

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

How I Discovered the World of Fabric Design


        I first discovered art quilts on a trip to the Dairy Barn in Athens, Ohio in 2013 for the Annual National Quilt exhibit that year.  Much impressed by this new (to me) art form, I started quilting.  At first, I was interested in building my fabric stash with fabric designers I was discovering, including some favorites such as Luella Doss and many of the Westminster Fabrics artists (Amy Butler, Martha Negley, Dan Bennett, Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably).  Some fabric designs I like are on Pinterest. (link)  I wanted to make my quilts more personal, however, so I started adding original pieces printed 8 ½ x 11 on cotton and silk fabrics with an Epson inkjet printer.  This was soon too limiting, so I learned to upload digital image files to Spoonflower.com (link) which enabled me to print my own designs on as much fabric as needed.  Now I could generate enough fabric to sew my own designs into custom T shirts, and quilted jackets,  as well as print more yardage for quilt backs. My first forays into T shirt design used a drawing done in art class of noses, mouths, eyes and ears, and some pen, and ink drawings I had done over the years of a variety of reptiles. 

Friday, August 11, 2023

Updating My Website to Showcase More Art - Check it Out!


I've added a new collection to my website.  Now you can find Collection #1 (All About Birds) and a new Collection #2 (Flowers in Art) by clicking on the small image on the GalleryLAW page.  Each collection features 12 images which are a combination of paintings (oil, watercolor, pen & ink), printmaking, photography, fabric creations, etc.  Link: Lucy Autrey Wilson Art | Exploring My Creative Impulses