Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The Backstory

A little bit about what is behind my creating...

Al McCanless, fellow ArtBrake! artist, made this video recently - thanks Al!

Monday, March 16, 2015


This Jelly went to a great home last December...
Jelly No5 
wire, hand dyed silk and cloth, beads
and it now swims over a bathtub with a heating vent across the room from it to make it whirl.
I recently received an email from its new Enjoyer and he said, "It's Glorious!".  
Mobile and Fiber Art
 Detail, Jelly No5
I couldn't ask for a better "gush" than that.  I'm so glad.... :)
© Christie Minchew 2014

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Roadmaps: the 3-d way!
Just having a little fun with my first quarter roadmap...
Wire and Fiber Art
 Tracking progress 'off paper' (think off-roading) is so much more fun!
When completed tasks are colorful, wiggly fabric bundles and milestones are pipe cleaners with bells on, this beats a checklist all to heck :)
© Christie Minchew 2015

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Shadow Knows
Aluminum and Steel
My latest mobile is sans color, but the shadows make up for it.
 © Christie Minchew 2014

Monday, November 24, 2014

Wired for the Holidays!
Wire and hand dyed fiber Wreath
 Just finished this wire wreath.  
Aluminum and copper wire with hand dyed silk and synthetic fiber and twisted and curled and ready to celebrate :)!
Wire and Fiber Art
Wire and hand dyed fiber Wreath 
Right now there is just one but hopefully more will be ready before the Chatham Studio Tour, December 6th and 7th, 13th and 14th (two weekends) from 10am-5pm each day. Head for Stop #12 to see what I've been having fun with lately.  
But first, Happy Thanksgiving!
 © Christie Minchew 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014

Butterflies or Dragonflies? That is the question!
  Anisoptera Flamboyantus © Christie Minchew 2014
6"x 6"
At my last show, the Alamance Studio Tour, I had my most recent creations. During the show, someone asked if I ever do dragonflies.  I do now!
So what do you think: Butterflies or Dragonflies? 
And, whichever gets the most votes (Butter or Dragon) will be at Stop #12 on the Chatham Studio Tour!
Needle Felt Dragonfly Art
Anisoptera Colorfulus © Christie Minchew 2014
6"x 6"

Friday, October 10, 2014

My Latest: Papilio Series
 Papilio jubilee © Christie Minchew 2014
6"x 6"
I decided to do some needle felting and do a butterfly (Papilio) series.  There are five 6"x6" shadow box framed butterflies. They were fun to do...especially the antennae ...and the tutu (see bottom) :)
Needle Felted Butterfly Art
Papilio polkadotus © Christie Minchew 2014
6"x 6"
Papilio graffitius © Christie Minchew 2014
6"x 6"
Papilio winter wood © Christie Minchew 2014
6"x 6"
Needle Felt Butterfly and Ballerina Art
Papilio ballerinus 'Degas' © Christie Minchew 2014
6"x 6"
They are $50 each and you can see them at the Alamance Studio Tour this weekend - Stop 10.  There are 5 other artists at Jill Troutman's home and the place looks fantastic!