She was told to be good....

I finally finished this fabric piece ( 12" x 16") that I have been working on for several weeks... the tags hanging in the tree say "She was told to be good... and so she lived her life with both feet planted firmly on the ground".
The tags on the bottom read "cherish, create, love, hope, fly, believe, dream, grow".
The background fabric was painted with acrylics and the fabric pieces were both sewn and glued down.


Blogger kathywas said...

Deb...this came out GREAT! I love all the tags hanging across the bottom. I have tucked mine away and will probably never look at it again. I can't wait to see yours published in the book.

Saturday, December 02, 2006 5:18:00 PM  
Anonymous christine said...

Deb -- it's GORgeous!! And how cool that it's going in a book!!!

Saturday, December 02, 2006 5:21:00 PM  
Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Isn't this piece as creative as can be! Her feet planted in the ground, but growing, rooted, deeply expanding in different horizions and ventures. When we allow ourselves the freedom to be comfortable with ourselves we become fuller, and richer for it.

Sunday, December 03, 2006 6:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Shari Beaubien said...

I love this piece, Deb. Isn't it funny how fabric takes soooo much longer??? Hugs, Shari

Sunday, December 03, 2006 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Sombra said...

I love this piece. Your use of color is wonderful...the shades...very nice.
That's so great that it's going to be in an art book! How exciting for you!

Have a Wonderful day!

Sunday, December 03, 2006 10:32:00 AM  
Blogger vicci said...

Love this Deb...I'm working on something "fabric" also....this one is great!

Sunday, December 03, 2006 11:03:00 AM  
Blogger Alix said...

Beautifully expressed sentiment in a gorgeous piece of art. You've earned that page in the publication!

Sunday, December 03, 2006 4:01:00 PM  
Blogger Kim Carney said...


Sunday, December 03, 2006 6:12:00 PM  
Blogger Alix said...

Deb, thank you for visiting me over at Alix's Attic. It's great to meet you, too. I think those of us who like the freedom of wiggling toes and not perching precariously on high heels need to present a united front. I appreciated your comment, and I'll be visiting you often!

Sunday, December 03, 2006 9:19:00 PM  
Blogger Mauricio said...

Hello Deb!

Great artwork, congratulations

Take care :o)

Monday, December 04, 2006 8:17:00 AM  
Anonymous [a}ma said...

very very cool.

Monday, December 04, 2006 8:49:00 AM  
Anonymous kristen robinson said...

And beyond good this is!!!!!! Truly wonderful!

Monday, December 04, 2006 3:33:00 PM  
Blogger tiffinix said...

Oh I love the new look! So dark and mysterious. Sort of absinthe looking. Love. And then the piece you did is gorgeous!!! I love the roots and the tags. Fantastic.

Monday, December 04, 2006 7:02:00 PM  
Blogger deb said...

Congrats! It is a gorgeous piece of art. Love it!


Monday, December 04, 2006 11:35:00 PM  
Blogger Patti Gramza said...

Deb, This piece is wonderful! Love all the tags and your theme is so neat! I love the quote and you brought the thought across in a very creative and sweet way! Hugs,Patti
P.S. I enjoyed reading your TAGGED 6items too! Fun!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006 7:41:00 AM  
Blogger Izabella said...

love this!!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006 4:33:00 PM  
Blogger Deb said...

Deb, didn't this come out perfectly? I knew it would be when it was viewed in class! Lesley is certainly an inspiring teacher, and you really took this to the top! Congrats!


Tuesday, December 05, 2006 6:30:00 PM  
Blogger Peggi Meyer Graminski said...

Beautiful work - I really love all the little tags! Many congrats on it being published too!!!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006 9:20:00 AM  
Blogger katie said...

what a beautiful piece, Deb. The muted tones, the creative idea, your execution...congratulations on it being published!!

Friday, December 08, 2006 2:11:00 PM  
Blogger mrsnesbitt said...

Lovely piece.
I have lots of bits of lovely fabric, I must do something with them.


Tuesday, December 12, 2006 8:50:00 AM  
Blogger One Crabapple said...

oh this is SO KOOL !!!!
I cannot believe it has been this many days since I was here ... do forgive me!!!!!

I am so behind!

Look at this piece. I am floored.

I enlarged her and went over her like a Mother Monkey ! Believe it !

Wonderful details. I love how dimensional she looks and the tags hanging - that was really inspriration there. I love it love it love it !

- S.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006 11:20:00 PM  
Blogger One Crabapple said...

oh and I love the message - the whole firmly planted, tree and roots - the leaves - the whole thing !!! Very very good.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006 11:21:00 PM  
Blogger Holly Stinnett said...

Oh how wonderful. What a special piece. This is really lovely and the colors are gorgeous.

Thursday, December 14, 2006 6:32:00 PM  

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