Karen Payton Art      Ventura County, California

December 22, 2019

My entry into embroidery began with an assignment at NIU, where I was a textiles major. I had the honor of taking classes from Renie Breskin Adams

June 3, 2018

I love creating portraits with fabric but I've always been a bit jealous of painters who finish a piece on canvas, put a wire hanger on the back and call it done!

With fiber art there is always a dilemma on how to finish a piece.  Frame, no frame, glass, no glass, etc. For over a decade, I stretched each piece, then had it framed with spacers and uv glass.  This process was time consuming, expensive, and puts a distance between the work itself and the viewer.  I was at an art show and saw resin for the first time.  I immediately started to do research.  Unfortunately, I could find little to no information on using it with textiles.  So, I hope to share as many details as possible here.

I settled on ArtResin because it's non t...

December 23, 2017

Tips and tricks of applique from a fiber artist.

March 12, 2017

Can art raise your vibration?  I have been playing with the idea of raising my vibration for a few months now.  When I start to feel "off" and I am being conscious, I immediately take myself into the present moment.  But if the "off" feeling continues, I try and raise my vibration by finding something I enjoy...listening to music, being with friends, expressing gratitude, etc.  

A shift in our emotional state can change in literally seconds.  I often hope that when someone views my stitching that shift will occur.  For a brief moment, maybe you will stop thinking and get really present.  The mere act of focusing on the details will slow your breathing and take you into consciousness away from the past or the future.

Slow down...look closely and...

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