Saturday, February 10, 2024

If you desire with all your heart friendship with every race on earth.....

 This piece is 35" high by 15" wide. Inspired by and included text from The Baha'i Faith Sacred Writings. This was created with fabric, cardboard and glue.


Nothing is impossible to the Divine Benevolence of God.


If you desire with all your heart, friendship with every race on earth, 

your thought, spiritual and positive, will spread; it will become the desire of others, growing stronger and stronger, until it reaches the minds of all men.


Do not despair! Work steadily. Sincerity and love will conquer hate. 

How many seemingly impossible events are coming to pass in these days! 

Set your faces steadily towards the Light of the World. Show love to all; 

“Love is the breath of the Holy Spirit in the heart of Man.” Take courage! 

God never forsakes His children who strive and work and pray! 

Let your hearts be filled with the strenuous desire that tranquillity 

and harmony may encircle all this warring world. 

So will success crown your efforts, and with the universal brotherhood 

will come the Kingdom of God in peace and goodwill.


From Paris Talks ‘Abdu’l‑Bahá in 1911










Thursday, January 25, 2024

Layered Fiber Art by Artist Victoria O'Neill

This multi layered fiber art 26" work is coming along, scroll to the bottom to see where it started. This is fabric adhered to cardboard. I've used giant brads to hold it together.

The next step is to integrate a prayer within, or out, the figure about Race Unity. I'm in the process of figuring out how to do the prayer!









                                                     The face is where it began.


Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Creativity Workshops and Family Nights Out with Artist Victoria O'Neill

I've been partnering with  Communities That Care and En Familia for the past couple of months to create and conduct afterschool Creativity Workshops on Mondays at Ann's Heart. These are all non profit organizations in Phoenixville. I am so happy to be back working with kids on a regular basis. Our group consists of about 10 mostly elementary aged with a couple of middle schoolers here and there.


As always my program is focused on creative self expression, offering open ended art and craft activities designed to bring out the best in all participants. So far we've been drawing, made drawn and paper shapes mandalas, made a couple of types of collages, created articulated gnome puppets and beautiful tin ornaments.

We recently met with another like minded non profit in town Barnstone Art for Kids and are going to start collaborating with them, to share supplies, ideas and other resources as needed.


Communities That Care sponsors Family Night Out each month and I will be offering the activity for some of these nights in 2024. Last month we made snowflakes and this month we are going to be focusing on The Golden Rule.


Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Artist Victoria O'Neill "Aviary" at Triptych Gallery in Phoenixville

 

                     Nov 24th through December 31st 2023

AVIARY

Triptych Gallery on Gay St in Phoenixville

An assortment of bird related textile arts



Sunday, November 5, 2023

Wreaths with Birds by Artist Victoria O'Neill at Frog Hollow Art Show Nov 10, 11 and 12 2023

 

This is definitely Bird Season for me. I have made so many of these birdies, putting them in nests, and attaching them to LED trees wrapped with various yarns.
For the past few days bitten by a wreath making bug. I was surprised by the prices on homemade wreaths, until I made one. It took forever, tough on the hands, had to get some new tools and the materials to make them are expensive.
I also wanted the birds to be waterproof for wreaths, so have been making them out of outdoor waterproof fade free fabrics, then painted them with acrylic glitter paint. Added some little sparkly pine cone crowns to add some playful spirit!
This wreath is huge.....2 ft wide by 3 ft high. It will be available for purchase at the Frog Hollow Art Show coming up next weekend!











Monday, June 19, 2023

Summer Respite

 It's been a busy year, now taking some time to regroup my studio. It was looking and functioning hunky dory and then rug hooking supplies and weaving supplies were added. 

I have an entire shelving unit filled with fringe blankets ready to become jackettes, and many quilts that will becoming coats. They will most likely debut in November at Frog Hollow Art Show.

A new skill: free motion handwriting with my sewing machine. I hope to integrate more of this going forward. I am a Baha'i and these are some words of wisdom from the Prophet and Founder of The Baha'i Faith, written in a book called The Hidden Words.

24" x 24" vintage fabrics fiber collage hand embellished with glass beads

for more information about The Baha'i Faith https://www.bahai.org/

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Artist Victoria O'Neill at Frog Hollow Art Show Spring 2023

 Today was my last day as guest artist at Collabery Art Gallery. What a beautiful space with lovely, talented interesting artists. Some pieces found new homes and I made some new friends. I hope to be invited back one day. 

Next stop is our biannual Frog Hollow Art Show. The month of May will be spent making new wearable art clothes and other fiber pieces. 




 

Sunday, April 9, 2023

Victoria O'Neill at Collabery Art Gallery April 2023

I'm really excited about rug hooking most notable is
 The Peace Chicken Collection
Numbered and Dated with a fabric tag......
This collection is part of my guest artist exhibit at 
Collabery Art Gallery in Phoenixville through April
To date there are 9 members, and more to come.
 






Other fiber art of mine at Collabery are these two angels and the multilayered framed "Cowgirl". Acrylic Paintings, Fiber Art Collages and hooked vases with flowers are also part of the exhibit.

 


I am there in person during all open hours through April.
 Come visit Collabery!

Monday, March 20, 2023

Victoria O'Neill Guest Artist Collabery April 2023




 I am excited to be the guest artist for April at Collabery. Working on a chicken/rooster installation for it!