#15, TRACEY DONOUGHE & KITTY SPANGLER
Main Street is home to many extremely talented and creative humans....makers of art to makers of babies. My own babies are grown so now I make things full time out of clay...and anything else that involves paper, scissors, fabric, glue, paint, crayons, markers, and heat guns. My current obsession is making clay/glass beads.
Lately I'm all surface pattern design: lines and pattern made with paint markers, gel pens, or colored pencils on various colored papers or card stock, all varnished to a high sheen. I'm making these beautiful paper beads which weigh (practically) nothing and make me happy every time I complete one. Each bead is a world unto itself with designed textures and color colliding in a very small space. They're wearable art with eyelets in the ends! Paper bead earrings, bracelets, kits, necklaces, and lose paper beads. See Spangler's irreverent fiber work pieces in counted cross stitch with sayings like "Home Sweet Home (Bite Me)" inside an otherwise saccharine floral motif.