Blue ridge mountain waterfall

This image is the Blue Ridge Mountains waterfall in Virginia. When I heard about the tragic news at Virginia Tech, I remembered that I had a photograph in black and white. I selected blues, greens, silver, white and black as the main colors to try to recreate it with fabric. I was unsure if I could capture a realistic water scene. The piece is made from small strips, rectangles and squares of fabric. It took about 400 hours to complete. Each hour that I worked on this wall art, I had a serene sense of calmness. While listening to the tragic news, I was making this beautiful work of art and feeling the senseless loss of our children gone forever. The water seemed to flow and I imagined listening to the sounds as it passed over the rocks. It was like free spirits making a way through the waters. When I stood away from the piece it really did capture the entire scene and made it come alive. It is breath taking. It measures 30′ x 40″.

*****June 2003 FEATURED IN TREASURY WEST GALLERY*****by debrlinker

The Kiss 24″ x 25″


The Kiss 24″ x 25″

Originally uploaded by diana.bracy

This image was made with cotton fabrics and fusibles. It is called the kiss and shows silhouettes of two people with their heads together, ready for a kiss. This one took me two week to complete, workinf 10 hours each day.

Golden Lab Fabric Mosaic Art


Golden Lab Fabric Mosaic Art

Originally uploaded by diana.bracy

The Golden Lab image was made using a photograph that was scanned into my computer. I used fabric strips that is fused to a lightweight tricot backing to transform this into Fabric Photo Art.

Any photo can be used to create this Mosaic Art.
This is much easier and can be done in a weekend. This version I teach in a 3 hour class. The classes are taught here in Las Vegas at a large Sewing and Craft store.

Rat Pack – Frank-Dean-Sammy

This recent addition of my Gallery of Mosaic Photo Art Quilts is smaller in size of 15″ x 17 1/2″. This piece took less time than my others, however, there were more tiny pieces needed to achieve the details in the images. You may need to step away from the computer for better viewing. Dean Martin is smoking a cigarette. Can you see it?

I tried to use neon colors for a different look. This one may need to be in the larger format. I will add that to my re-do list.

Mike Tyson 14 1/4″ x 15″

Originally uploaded by diana.bracy

This image is made from fabric and fusible tricot. It shows Mike’s tattoo on the side of his face. The Photo Art is sprayed lightly with acrylic and UV protectant to resist fading. It it shipped rolled into a tube and ready for framing.

Muhammed Ali 17 1/2″ x 18″

This piece was completed in 60+ hours. There were many 1/4 inch pieces in various areas of his face. I used my usual medium of cotton fabric, fusible and tricot. The art has been sprayed with acrylic and UV protectant spray. This reduces the chance of fading from sunlight.

This is a close up, so you may need to stand way from your computer monitor to see him clearer.

Marilyn Monroe 18″ x 20″


Marilyn Monroe 18″ x 20″

Originally uploaded by diana.bracy

This piece was made using hundreds of fabric pieces, some as little as 1/4 inch! The palette was made using 9 batik and handdyed fabrics. It appears like many more colors were used because the selected fabrics have several colors within one piece. The focus was to make her lips red and the palette called for the same color red in nose, eyes and eyebrows. I was a little hesitant because this was a little out of my comfort zone. When it startind coming together, it was really extraordinary! I love it! I will definately try it again without worries.

It is beautiful in normal lighting, however when the lights are dim it takes on a different tone and comes alive! I do hope that my photography does it justice.