Wednesday, May 18, 2011

My Art House

Today is my day to show off my house, so come with me as we tour 'The Art House'.

Here's a list of the participating artists, their houses and blogs to tour:
Susan Else (website) May 2 http://www.susanelse.com/



Frances Holliday Alford May 3 http://www.franceshollidayalford.com/weblog/


Pamela Allen (website) May 4 http://pamelart.homestead.com/titlepage.html


Frieda Anderson May 5 http://friestyle.blogspot.com/


Lisa Call May 6 http://blog.lisacall.com/


Jane Davila May 9 http://janedavila.blogspot.com/


Naomi Adams May 10 http://killerbeedesigns.com/blog1/


Jamie Fingal May 11 http://jamiefingaldesigns.blogspot.com/


Barb Forrister May 12 http://www.freespiritartstudio.blogspot.com/


Vickie Hallmark May 13 http://fiberartglass.blogspot.com/


Connie Hudson May 16 http://beyondtherail2010.blogspot.com/


Leslie Jenison May 17 http://leslietuckerjenison.blogspot.com/


Sherri McCauley May 18 http://sherrilipmanmccauley.blogspot.com/


Judy Perez May 19 http://judyperez.blogspot.com/


Melanie Testa May 20 http://www.melanietesta.com/mtype/


Laura Wasilowski May 23 http://artfabrik.blogspot.com/


Kathy York May 24 http://aquamoonartquilts.blogspot.com/



My house is a 24 inches tall with a roof based on a Non La (Vietnamese word for “Straw Hat”, conical in shape).Each wall is composed of surface designed fabric layered with Timtex and lined in contrasting fabric. The fabrics I used I have screen printed or hand painted with fabric paints. Each wall is unique with cut out windows covered in colored screens. The roof was created by cutting out a circle of Timtex, then collaging the surface with pieces of yarns, ribbons, foil and recycled objects. By slashing the circle from the center to the edge, I was able to overlap the edges creating a conical shape with a point. The edges were then velcroed together to give the roof shape. The entry door is embossed metal with a contrasting metal latch glued on for security.

The construction of the house includes lacing the corners together with satin cording of contrasting colors. The walls are stabilized by lashing ¼” dowels inside each corner.

The Walls in Progress

The Roof

1 comment:

  1. Sherri, love your house! So uniquely delightful!

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