THE ART OF FIBER ARTS & PAPER
Taren Saccoman – TESAC Creations
Taren has been involved in art since she could hold a crayon. Growing up in Minneapolis and with two artist parents, it surrounded her in everyday life. Plans to become an art teacher changed into a field of horticulture and landscape design. Now that she is partially retired in Ideal Corners, she is finding the time to try all of the different art projects and some market gardening that she could only think about. She has branched out into many mediums.
Public and private mosaic work, alcohol ink, greeting cards, painted pvc garden posts, greeting signs, painted rocks, sewing, macrame, textile weaving and recently added “dirt shirts” are some of her current interests. Outdoor art is important to Taren and she researches and applies techniques that will hold up the best in Minnesota weather. Taren also offers classes for mosaic and alcohol inks in her home studio.
Taren loves to use bright colors in her work and continues to create pieces that stand out and attract attention. She has been commissioned to create or build many things, from a woodtick costume for a 4-wheeler club to a fireplace hearth for a home in St Paul. Her creativity has no limit.
Bill and Linda Sumner
(Bear Paw Paperworks)
Ashley Shamp (Student Artist)
Nature also gives us the old, tried and true, established products that young people can begin to use instead of chemicals for bathing products. The Bath/Shower Bombs are great to use to relax the body with natural essential oil. The Lip Balms are soothing, using real cocoa and vanilla for a wonderful light tint for the lips and great aroma, too.
Ashley likes to recycle fabrics, zippers and buttons when she can, so the Back Seat Bags are a terrific project she creates. They can store toys, snack and books for kids, but are also great for adults for change, sunglasses or other items. It is a responsible way to organize in a fun way!
After drying she cuts and tears into collages. The paper colors are like paints in a pallet so she needs many different colors and textures. Barb tries to give the paper in the collages a three-dimensional look by folding it before gluing it down.
Prismacolor pencils are used to draw on the paper. Wire, shells, sand, ribbon, buttons, and various materials are used in collages. Barb’s husband mats and frames the collages. All art is matted, some is framed. Ornaments and cards are also made from the papers.
Carol has recently retired and is excited about being creative every day! Her art quilts are what she enjoys making now because they celebrate nature and are happy creations. Flowers are a joyful celebration of color that we see each summer and are represented in many of Carol’s quilts. Her love of the north woods is also evident in quilts containing birch and pine trees. Sewing art quilt is similar to drawing but with needle, thread and material.
Each art quilt will celebrate nature and will evoke special memories for anyone viewing them. Enjoy!
Wendy enjoys working with fibers. For over 40 years she has made wall, and bed quilts for herself, family and friends. She enjoys creating personal gifts that represents the person and their interests, or is a play on words, versus using patterns. Her latest creations uses scraps of fabric, free motion quilting, and embellished with thread work. Wendy’s metal art is the end result of old rusted metal and a creative imagination, welded into garden and home décor. Her sculptures are whimsical and bring laughter and enjoyment to those that see them. Most of her creations are a one-of-a-kind as the items to create them cannot easily be found more than once.
Sue & Ross Cornelison
Sue Cornelison is a children’s book illustrator, illustrating many books for children for over two decades. Along with painting and drawing, recently she has rediscovered her love for clay and uses a whimsical approach to her sculptures as well as utilitarian pieces.
She and her husband, Ross, collaborated on creating pull toys this past ‘covid’ year. She designed and painted and he did all the woodworking. Sue also likes to spin wool and creates felt hats and hand bags. Sue and Ross are new to selling their creations but have enjoyed attending the Art Crawl for many years. They have a seasonal cabin and spend their summers in Hackensack MN.