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Bonnie Lucas started out as a quilter then journeyed into becoming awarding quilt designer and now creates “plant pounded” fiber art that is a unique expression of colors – all created from the natural pigment and dye of actual flowers, leaves, and even weeds.
Within the borders of each table piece or wall hangings she uses her own special thread technique that is applied over each design to highlight it’s rustic and organic feel.
We are happy that during this COVID lockdown, Bonnie was busy searching the forests and fields around her Western North Carolina home to produce some more of these wonderful handcrafted quilted wall hangings.
Here a short video of Bonnie Lucas at one of our live artist demonstrations in 2019.
Basically, an interactive art project is an a continuing event where YOU, the unsuspecting are lured into expressing your feelings through some type of public artwork.
Usually we offer some type of visual art like collages, doodles and finger-painting…yes, finger painting.
However, this year we decided to ask you for your own “graffiti” style paintingalong with poems, and short essays to express what you are feeling during this troubling time of COVID lockdowns, cultural changes and political uncertainties.
Through the touching artwork and writings you have shared with us – either live at the gallery or via email messages, we can see all the pains we all are experiencing laid out in the public project.
This is just a short update on what we have received so far… (more…)
Did you know that Nancy Dillingham – one of Mountain Made’s most popular local poets is our “virtual demo” artist for the year? This means that Nancy will be sharing her poetry and her 2020 experiences through her writings with our online audience every other week.
Writer and educator Nancy Dillingham is a sixth-generation Dillingham from Big Ivy in western North Carolina.
Her poems, short stories, and commentary have appeared in various literary journals and newspapers such as The Arts Journal, Bay Leaves, Asheville Poetry Review, A Carolina LiteraryCompanion, Half Tones to Jubilee, The Lyricist, Victoria Press, Raleigh News & Observer, Asheville Citizen-Times, Mountain Xpress, Western North Carolina Woman, Weaverville Tribune, and Big Ivy News.
And her bestselling book HOME was nominated for SIBA Southern Book of the Year in 2011.
Here’s another installment of our continuing “virtual poetry reading” series by Nancy Dillingham…
Thanks for the Dark but That’s Not Home: Poems and Stories(2006) by Nancy Dillingham.
Nancy says the inspiration for this short volume of poems and stories came from a dream, “I actually dreamed the title of the book. My sister Lynn took the cover photo. I was struck by one image in the photo: a single white flower among leaves and moss. Around the flower is what looks like a halo, causing the single flower to become the focal point in the photograph. The play of light and dark in the photo, for me, enhances the predominant themes of the poems in the book which offer commentary on “civil wars, civil rights, sexual wars, and lost highways.”
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As you might know by now that our featured artist for the summer is Nancy Dillingham. Nancy is both a poet and writer and her work will be featured all summer as part of our Year 2020: A Public Art Project. “An Open Letter to COVID-19” was part of her first set of 2020 …Read More »
Apple Pie Scented Soy Wax Candles Okay, we admit you might never have heard about “voting” candles before. But lighting up one of these wonderful smelling Apple Pie spiced candles might just be the thing you need to settle your nerves. These Healing White Light Candles are created in small …Read More »
Wall-Mounted Handcrafted Ceramic Planter Pots These wonderful planter pockets (pots) by North Carolina potter Tamara Matthews are the ultimate indoor planter pot for apartments or other small spaces. Did you know that such flavorful herbs like as Basil, Chives, Cilantro, Dill, Lemongrass, Oregano, Rosemary, Sage and Thyme don’t require a …Read More »
As you might have noticed we don’t have offer many sales here at Mountain Made. So when we do offer a Labor Day sale. we try to make it worth the wait! Labor Day Weekend Only Selected artwork will be at their lowest prices this year! (Come check out on our special …Read More »
As you might know by now that our featured artist for the summer is Nancy Dillingham. Nancy is both a poet and writer and her work will be featured all summer as part of our Year 2020: A Public Art Project. A couple of week ago Nancy forwarded to us two …Read More »