All posts by fiberartsalicia

Reflections, Mindfulness & Crochet

Crocheting is such a reflective process allowing for mindful engagement.  Everyone should engage as this form of weaving draws you into an inner realm resulting in resolve, peace and just a grand place of serenity.

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Art Journey Vacation: From Trees to Purses

The core of my art journey has centered on trees.  They are my passion offering an outlet to express homage to nature and to prompt humanity’s awareness of the significance of our environment right now.

I was recently prompt to take a quick vacation from my personal nature art trail.  For the past few weeks I have expanded my schedule to include beautifully woven purses.  All 100% cotton, wood beads and lots of love and passion for creating handmade crafts.

“Alicia’s Tribe Collection”

“The Two-Finger Pouch”

Prices range: $20 – $35

They are great for a quick errand run.  They are sized large enough to hold your cell phone, keys, money and cards.

Color Me Shapes: Adult Art Workshop

Last year my mother was in rehab.  It gave me a chance to see and experience recreational activities.  It inspired me to create an art activity for those elders in such facilities.  

“Color Me Shapes” is so much fun allowing for individual and collective creation of a beautiful piece which residents can place in their rooms or gift to families.

Many times residents rarely leave facilities.  Sometimes it can prompt sadness but I know for a fact, art lifts spirits!

What do you think?

New York’s THE Spot for Art Resources

I’m a native New Yorker and spoiled to the tee when it comes to being able to secure anything I want.  As an artist, I am simply loving it.

I just garbled up some great fabric for forthcoming projects this year.  I am in heaven!  Here’s what I got:

Loving the fabric which I use on wood serving as the foundation for my crocheted works.  Those tassels, hey, yah never know where or how they will show up.  Simply inspired right about now.

Luv Yah,  

Alicia

It’s been a moment since my last share with you. I have been taking care of mom. In previous posts I shared how she had become a quadraplegic. She eventually developed additional health complications which required my full attention. Such care for quadralegic–that’s paralysis of all limbs–does not come with a manual, thus, my absence from here.

But…thru it all, my devotion to my art continued. It’s ease of transport, my crochet needle and yarn, allowed me to engaged through the arduos journey of caring for mom which meant constant emergency room visits, appointments with specialists and long stays in rehab.

I am so pleased to share my artwork helped me to make it through this challenging period. All the work I created while in doctor’s offices and waiting rooms resulted in a spectacular solo art exhibition entitled “Tree-Mendous!”. I dedicated the show to my mother and as life would coincidentally have it, on the last day of the show, its closing, my mother, too, closed. Her journey concluded with the closing of my show dedicated to our tremedously rewarding time together during her last year.

Ahh, the memories…and the joy of total emersion into caring for another while using my art to care for me. Art truly heals.

Here are highlights from the exhibition:

“The Beginnings” Copyright (c) 2016 Alicia Evans 

This shows how my process begins with what appears to be crocheted string which I then “sculpt” into images.

Capturing “Tree-Mendous!” on video.  Enjoy!

Would luv to hear from you. What do you think?