Thursday, January 15, 2009

P.J. Howard

P.J. Howard’s key art message is “Have Fun Being Yourself”. The goal of her pieces is to bring smiles - to her as she happily plays during the process and to others as they view and use the work. Even the smiles which mask the thought "what was she thinking?!" count as success!

Like her inspiring and frugal quilting ancestors, she often uses fabric scraps or recycled clothing, adding copper wire leftovers from residential electrical work and business reply mail cards from magazines. Her fiber work also incorporates art she creates by digitally manipulating nature photos she takes somewhat randomly. Generally her pieces are improvisational -- in rebellion to the planning and forecasting that marked her 30+ years in translating business strategy into data management systems – and small – confined by the 8 ½ x 11 formats from those same 30 years!


Snowcat Survivor (2007) 20" x 20"

Business reply mail decoupage pin (2008) 2" x 4"

Finonacci Spiral 1 (2007) 18" x 24"

Finonacci Spiral 1 detail (2007)

Blue Green Angel (2008) 5" x 5"

Needlepoint Improv – Blue (2008) 1-1/2" x 2-1/2"

Needlepoint Improv – Yellow (2008) 2" x 2"

Needlepoint Improv – Pink (2008) 2" x 2"

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