Do you remember your excitement the first time you cut an apple differently and found the star?

My art explores keeping that wonder. Colorful, whimsical art, fabric and surface design. 

 

 

"A New Day, Ocean Sunrise"

 

Focus on the horizon, find the ocean, and the explosion of color becomes an ocean sunrise. A new day!

 

Through the difficult Covid-19 crisis, joy was found in unexpected places. While experimenting with pouring paint on a large canvas, a sunrise appeared. The finished painting reminded me of glorious sunrises framed by palm trees that I've photographed at Vero Beach, Florida.Looking at this painting made me happy. I photographed the image and digitally played around with it to design a poster. 

 

You may not see what I see in this explosion of color, but I trust that the thought or memory of an ocean sunrise brings you a sense of peace and joy. Focus on your horizon.

Posters available on my Etsy shop. www.ApplestarrStudio.Etsy.com

Alphabet Train Quilt

My original alphabet train design now is a hand-quilted baby or toddler quilt.

Available on my Etsy shop.  www.ApplestarrStudio.Etsy.com

 

"Pickles"

My latest design! A little bear lovey for babies and toddlers. Printed on Spoonflower's

luscious minky fabric. Pickles is now available in my Etsy shop. www.ApplestarrStudio.Etsy.com 

 

Going on a Rhine River Cruise? Look at this travel keepsake.

Unique and personalized to your trip. This travel wrap is my original design printed

on soft modern jersey fabric.

Interested in Buying a Yard or More of Fabric Featuring My Original Designs?

Check out my fabric shop on Spoonflower!

www.Spoonflower.com/profiles/vickeyfuqua

Spoonflower in Durham, North Carolina, prints my fabric. The designs can be printed on a variety of fabrics -- choose the one that fits your needs. Want a yard or more? A fat quarter? A test swatch? No problem. Check it out! 

Poured Sunrise 

January 2019. Poured thin acrylic paint on canvas

and moving the canvas back and forth to see where the paint wants to go.

 

The story behind the Story Drapes

I like the fabric with words that really aren't words. After buying a yard of fabric with such a design to test a color, it wasn't available when I returned to the store. So I designed my own. Using Adobe Illustrator and printed through Spoonflower, I designed a panel using part of a story written for my grandchildren.

 

From Canvas to Fabric. 

Designs from my original art are printed by Spoonflower in Durham, North Carolina, a fabric and surface printer. The "Alphabet Train" poster has moved to a fleece reading blanket and a baby quilt. 

www.ApplestarrStudio.Etsy.com

 

 

 

I WAS PUBLISHED IN Somerset Apprentice, Spring 2017. What a delight for my "coffee filter sand castle art" to be published in one of the beautifully photographed and edited publications from The Stampington and Co.

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