Sunday, November 8, 2009

Anna Castleman

Anna Castleman is a talented fiber artist and my personal muse. She "sees" colour and texture in the most astonishing way. This "painting" is created from mixed media. You are looking at dyed threads, sculpting medium and other fiber sources. Anna even used the lint from the bag in the washing machine to build up the illusion of rocks in the foreground of the picture.

Anna Castleman has put her busy hands to work on a myriad of projects over the years. She has a deep love of the theatre industry and has produced hundreds of costumes for various productions over the years.

Before she retired, she was an entrepreneur with her own costume hire business.

Since her retirement she keeps herself busy with quilts, sculpture, and anything else she can find to get up to with fabrics.

This giving lady volunteers in skills development centres where she goes in on her own time to train ladies and share her knowledge. During an in-store promotion at Chamdor Faktry Sales a few weeks back, I met two ladies that she trained in 2008. They were there buying some fabric to turn into products that they can sell. She generously shares her knowledge to give others a shot at a brighter future.

It has been a great honor to get to know such a talented fibre artist and she will continue to inspire me in my work always.

Have a great day in full colour!

Kind regards


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