Artist Statement/Biography


Artist Statement

I am a lover of nature, of peace, solitude and quiet. I revel in the beauty that is revealed around us daily, no matter where we are. My faith in Father God and his son Jesus Christ runs deep and nourishes my daily life. My hope is that my artwork and craft will nourish peace and hope in those who observe it and encourage them to seek out the wellspring of all life.

Working in several mediums, from photography, watercolor and ink, the needle arts of crazy quilting, art cloth, and embroidery, to oil painting, and writing, I capture and share the journey on my blog; http://www.ivoryblushroses.com 

As an artist, I seek out the beauty in life, from the grand vistas to the most minute details.  It might be how the light shines at a particular moment.   Or how a storm intensifies color.  Or simply how a particular view or detail captures my fancy.  Regardless, it is something that caught my eye, triggered a response in my heart that I have to capture and share with others.

Artist Biography

Lisa Plooster Boni is an artist working in the mediums of photography, watercolor and ink, the needle arts, and oils.  She lives in Greeley, Colorado.

As a child, influenced by artists such as Beatrix Potter and Racy Helps, Lisa filled the margins of her school papers with drawings of rabbits and mice in clothing.  In the 7th Grade at Burbank Jr. High School in Boulder Colorado, Lisa took an art class from Mrs. Curtis who taught her how to draw what was really there instead of what she thought she saw.  This class changed Lisa’s art and provided the firm foundation for all of her artwork today.

Lisa fell in love with embroidery as a young girl and has been stitching ever since.  Since 2007, her work has focused on crazy quilting.  Her work has been published in the European quilting magazine, “Magic Patch” and in the Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine among others.  Lisa teaches workshops on crazy quilting and embroidery techniques, and presents lecture/workshops for various quilt guilds.  Lisa writes about her stitching on her blog; www.ivoryblushroses.com

Today, Lisa’s paintings and needle arts are in various private collections across the U.S.  She shares her work through her blog; http://www.ivoryblushroses.com.  Her photographs have been published in Natural History Magazine, BH&G special interest publications, and Crazy Quilt Gatherings Magazine and used on various websites ranging from the National Park Service to tourism sites.  Her needle arts have been featured many times on the website needlework.craftgossip.com. 

Awards:
           1973, 1974, 1975 ~ First place in the annual Girl Scout competition in Colorado to design the
           “Cookie Badge” (awarded to the scouts who sold the most cookies).   

Art Education:
University of Denver
University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder Continuing Education Program
WetCanvas website
Plein Air painting workshop with Marc Hanson, August 2013

Memberships:
Plein Air Artists of Colorado
Crazy Quilting International

Publications:
Natural History Magazine October 2011
BH&G Lowes Creative Ideas for Living, Desert Edition Spring 2012
Crazy Quilt Gatherings Magazine, Spring 2014
Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine, Spring 2015, Summer, 2015, Autumn 2015
Magic Patch Magazine, May/June 2015

Web Features:
National Park Service, Route 66 Website
           



            

1 comment:

Sandra Graham said...

I have only recently found your blog posts. I absolutely love your crazy quilt needlework . I took a class from Allie Aller at the Road2California Quilt Show last year and loved her style. I have been reading through some of your older blogs too and enjoy your photographs so much of nature. Like you, I do watercolors and some journaling, so feel we are kindred spirits in so many ways. I am doing CQJP this year, but only have finished 3 so far---hope to get caught up. I have one little technical question to ask you and that IS: when you are doing embroidery that is very evenly spaced, what do you use to mark the fabric? I have tried to just use a tiny ruler and a small pencil dot-----Recently ordered Sharon Boggons Templates---I'm not sure if she has mentioned what she uses to mark her fabric. Thanks for any info. Sandy Graham. (California)

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