Thursday, June 9, 2022

Building Vibrant Communities

 It's been a busy past month, conceiving of and conducting creative activities for the hundred or so participants for just one of ten thousand Baha'i inspired conferences that took place around the world called Building Vibrant Communities. This in addition to creating inventory for The Frog Hollow Art Show., taking a beginning quilt class AND taking care of my 15 month old granddaughter most weekdays from 9 to 4 while my daughter works as a freelance print fabric designer. 

Our local Building Vibrant Communities conference took place at West Chester University in three adjacent ballrooms. It was such an inspiring pleasure to be around so many people who are working/striving every day in every way possible to build a better world.  

One of the highlights was creating a traveling photo booth with separate pieces so people could walk around and take pictures! It was so fun to make these and they went to Frog Hollow Art Show the following weekend.  Next stop for these flowers will be a Race Amity Picnic this weekend, and a Cultural Diversity event in July. I am hoping to make some more flowers for it, and maybe even a bee or butterfly. It's amazing what can be done with cardboard, hot glue and paint.



A colorful display with a world map illustrated 
"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole world"
People wrote their names on paper candles, added "flames" and glued on nine pointed stars to the map.
 
I have thousands of flat geometric blocks for my Mandala Workshops
so there were plenty for each table to create group mandalas. 

We also made little booklets with beautiful papers to create personal action plans, as in what we do personally, within our families, in our communities, and in the world to be of service. I didn't get any pictures of that because I was busy working on the weaving a new world project.

Each participant received a ready to go cardboard loom. Getting these looms ready in advance was very time consuming. I ordered 6" cardboard cake rounds from a restaurant supply company after attempting to cut out 120 cardboard circles! Once they were delivered I cut slits around the edges and made a hole in the middle. I learned afterwards that there are scalloped cake rounds that would have alleviated the need to cut the slits. Oh well next time........I actually threaded 120 plastic yarn needles and make looms,  with enough yarn left on the needle so people could start weaving right away. I like to have activities that are going to turn out great no matter what one's ability level is.
Various colors and textures of yarn were laid out on a table and people chose the pieces they wanted to add on.
The completed weavings were attached to a big wire mannequin. They were removed at the end and placed on a table so people could take them home. Here is just a smattering of them. 






A beautiful weekend with beautiful people.
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Sunday, May 1, 2022

Frog Hollow Art Show Spring 2022

I love getting together with this particular group of artists twice a year for our Frog Hollow Art Show. Upcoming is next month. New twist! We are adding a Friday preview show!

This is a lovely setting on a beautiful property with historic farmhouse, lots of decks and outdoor space, beautiful French Creek trail to take a stroll on. 

Hope to see you there! www.froghollowartshow.com



Victoria O'Neill

”I love people and I love to make things”

Painter, collage, mixed media and fiber artist

"I love people and I love to create all kinds of things. I picked up a pen at the age of 16, started to draw and knew how. Drawing led to acrylic painting followed by sculptural cloth dolls, paper and fiber collages, plus various wearable arts. My 2 ft long accordion coloring book features The Golden Rule from 9 different sources. (A needed reminder for all times, but especially these times). It comes with colored pencils and is a lovely activity for ages 5 to 100."






Sunday, March 27, 2022

Booking Mandala and Collage Art Workshops for Spring/Summer 2022

I am currently accepting bookings for 

Collage Art Workshops and Mandala Design Workshops 

for Spring and Summer 2022

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Thursday, March 3, 2022

Artist Victoria O'Neill at Homeward Arts Fest 2022

 

Wearable Art Aprons, Cuffs and Fiber Art are available at 

Triptych Salon and Gifts 

at 6 Gay Street in Phoenixville. 

My next in person appearance will be on April 2nd at the 2022 Homeward Bound Arts Fest. (Artists at this event are by invitation from West Chester University Department of Art and Design.)

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Birdie Cuffs from Artist Victoria O'Neill

 I've had the idea to make 3D cuffs for awhile now....... so this is what I'm working on now. 











Thursday, November 18, 2021

Artist Victoria O'Neill and Sew Bee Mine updated Schedule 2021-2022

        






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Saturday, November 6, 2021

Birdie Cowgirl Fiber Art

 I figured out a way to frame the cowgirl. I got a frame at a thrift shop, took it apart, removed the glass, covered the mat that was inside it with handmade bird paper then attached her to it. Ta Da! 




Sunday, July 25, 2021

"Cowgirl" Fiber Art Fabric and Cardboard 25" high


 
Finished my piece from Layered Fabric Art 
with artist Vicki Assegued. 

"Cowgirl" Fabric and cardboard 25" high.







 

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Layered Fiber Art Class with Vicki Assegued Day 3

Today was the third in a series of four classes. I was only able to watch the 2nd class last week because I was not in my studio, but this is what happened once I was able to apply what was learned. 

The basic shape for the class was a rectangle with three panels hanging from the bottom. (see previous post) I really do not want to make what everyone else is making, just cannot help myself! So went way off course here. I did use just about all of what was done in the first class.

 It's likely that this will be finished soon and when it is, will post a picture.  I'm adding some embellishments!