My special exhibit is on it's way to Mancuso's Oasis Palm Springs show October 8-10th, 2015 Hope you plan to attend - enjoy!
Deborah Lyn Stanley, Artist Collection title: “Reflections in Black & White”
Theme: Everyday People
Artist’s Statement: “Reflections in Black & White” is based upon original photography by Deborah Lyn Stanley. “I have enjoyed capturing people in everyday situations in my photos for years. I digitally manipulated my photo selections and created fractured arrangements for this collection.”
Materials & Techniques: Artist’s original photography, digitally enhanced and printed on 100% cotton fabric, cotton batting, canvas backing, machine quilted.
Been way busy around here - I'm sure you can relate... But...
I have 6 pieces in the "Eye of the Artist" exhibition with the Beyond the Edge Fiber Artists. Do stop by for a look see if you are in the area - lots of great art by BTE members.
BEYOND THE EDGE FIBER ARTISTS FEATURE “EYE OF THE ARTIST” EXHIBITION An artistic eye is unique to each individual artist. The subject matter is created from the artist’s life experiences, their artistic style and how they see the world. The fiber art in this show exhibits the diversity of each artist, as seen through each artist’s eye. Exhibit Dates – August 1 through 31, 2015 Exhibit Location – Mission Viejo Library, 100 Civic Center Drive, Mission Viejo, California, 92691; Phone - (949) 830-7100 Beyond the Edge Fiber Artists www.beyondtheedgefiberartists.blogspot.com Beyond the Edge Fiber Artists is an invitational group of artists with a passion for incorporating fiber in their creative works. Beyond the Edge Artists: Linda Anderson, Madeleine Bajracharya, Laura Bisagna, Mia Bloom, Cynthia Catlin, Linda Friedman, jo p. griffith, Mary Beth Kile, Teresa Shippy, Deborah L. Stanley, Eileen Wintemute
I am delighted to share that the Alzheimer's Association is pairing up local artists with Memories in the Making artists to exhibit artwork together. I've been invited to be one of the local artists! So looking forward to this fundraising project - a wonderful privilege for sure! The last 2 months have been a whirlwind of moving mom, setting up her new home, and being her caregivers. Our lives have changed drastically but we are really glad to have her close by. Wishing you all the best, deborah
My 2 weekly classes with memory impaired seniors continues to be the highlight of my week!
The Memories in the Making program can be used by families at home or in available space in facilities where the senior might be living. The Memories in the Making area of the Alzheimer's Association website for Orange County was recently updated and the following helpful article is included. Hope you find it interesting and encouraging. http://www.alz.org/oc/in_my_community_10849.asp
Memories in the Making
Caregivers at Home
Alzheimer’s Association’s 24/7 Helpline has fielded several calls from
caregivers who are struggling to find meaningful activities for their loved
one. Memories in the Making® is an
ideal activity because itcan
be enjoyed by people
with dementiaintheearly,moderateandlatestagesofthe diseaseprocessandcanbe
useofcollage,paintingand drawingwithdifferent mediums providesan excellentopportunity forthecaregiverand theirlovedonetoopenthelinesofcommunicationandenjoyeachother’scompany. Itis alsoanexcellentintergenerationalactivity
grandchildren.Thearticle below will giveyousomehelpfultips onhowtogetstarted.
MemoriesintheMakingisaprograminwhichpersons with dementia areencouragedtoexpress
themselvesthroughart.Theprogramismostoftenconsideredagroupactivityanditis usuallyconductedincarecommunities andadult activitycenters. However, itis
alsovery effectiveonaone-on-onebasiseitherathome, orwhenfamily membersvisittheirlovedone
inacarecommunity. Hereis just
visitstaxingbecause my mother-in-law’sdeclinewashard
Thevisits wereparticularlydifficultfor myhusband,a man
Spendingtime withthestranger thathis motherhadbecomewastroubling,but notvisitingwasoutof
We foundaquietareain thefacilityandstartedpainting,seatingmombetweenus. Wedidnotannouncethatwe
weregoing to paintand
notask ifshe wanted
justbegan. In no time
we weregigglingandsharingourart.Shehadpaintedasahobbyearlierinherlifeandshe participatedthatdayatalevelwehadnotanticipated. Ithinkthere wasactuallyalittle hummingat thetablefromtime totime.Momdidn’thavethewords,andIdonotknowhow
werealldoing,smilingand interestedinourcreations. Ibelievesecretlyeachofuswasgrateful for
paintsand to not feel thepressureofmaking emptyconversation. Mostly,
La Doris“Sam”Heinly,Alzheimer’sAssociation Orange
For more information please contact
Brianne Parmeter, Memories in the Making Coordinator, at 949.955.9000.
to download more detailed instructions for using Memories in the Making
from your own home. In order to have the greatest success with the Memories in
the Making techniques, we encourage attending a training session.
These last few weeks have been tough. My husband's Mother is afflicted with Alzheimer's disease and can no longer be cared for in her home. We will be moving her to a facility close to us in a couple of weeks. A new chapter begins and we are hoping for a peaceful transition. Fortunately, we were able to secure a place for Mom at the facility where I teach painting classes to seniors. Lots of pluses with that.
On another note: I know my time working with each senior artist is limited. Limited by their wellness or not and their life journey. I treasure the time I have with each one and it is sad when they pass on. We lost 2 artists in April - precious folks, precious times - they are now resting.
Take good care of yourselves, deborah
I am thrilled to tell you that "In Loving Memory", created as a tribute to my Mother, remembering her favorite things and all the good times we had together will be exhibited at the Sacred Threads 2015 show in July! Do check out Sacred Threads website - it is a one of a kind endeavor and a fabulous opportunity for all art quilters. http://www.sacredthreadsquilts.com/ Also notice their additional work: Healing Quilts in Medicine http://healingquiltsinmedicine.org/index.htm
My copy of 1000 Quilt Inspirations has arrived! Sandra Sider did a fantastic job authoring this wonderful book - a tribute to 1000 Quilt Artists!
I am very thrilled that my art quilt titled: Aspiring Writer is included. She is #0524 and she is displayed in the top banner of the Introduction page #9.
Many of my artist friends also have pieces in this awesome book - here's a few: Catherine Baltgalvis David Charity Patricia Charity Cynthia H. Catlin Deborah Boschert Elizabeth Barton Hilde Morin Holly Knott Jamie Fingal Jean Wells Keenan Laura Bisagna Linda Anderson Lyric Montgomery Kinard Mary Tabar Teresa Shippy Terry Aske Terry Waldron