I recently discovered the fiber collage work of California artist Marjorie Johnson. What I really love about her artwork is how it's inspired by stories, often of travel and is worked from photographs. What a great use for all those vacation photos that end up hardly ever being looked at!
Tuscan Sunset - a story landscape about a Tuscan village.
Milky Way - with hundreds of beads sewn on.
Take a look at her website here for more peeks at her gallery and also a list of where you can see her work in person. I noticed she'll be at several fibers/craft shows this summer and fall around California. Be sure to check out her clothing and bags - again, inspired by stories, travels, and photos.
So as you take pictures on your own travels and vacations this summer, think about how you can use them as inspiration for a fiber piece you'll be able to use and that will remind you of this summer!
Happy Creating! Deborah