November 12, 2014

Blog Tour – Natalya Aikens

Today’s blog tour participant is Natalya Aikens, of Art by Natalya.
art by natalya

Natalya is a artist and photographer that works with textiles and stitching.  Lately she has incorporated recycled elements into her work, specifically plastic bags and dryer sheets.  In Natalya’s hands these humble materials are transformed into beautiful architectural depictions.  Her eye for line and design is unerring. She has a Cloth Paper Scissors Workshop Video—see here,  her work is regularly featured in prestigious exhibits and publications, and she teaches and runs workshops.
Natalya Aikens
I’ve known Natalya online for some time, and finally met her in person at a SAQA conference a few years ago. She was even more charming than I had imagined, and her knowledge about the larger fiber/art world made her a great companion for gallery hopping.  I am so happy that she agreed to view and review my Quilting Arts Workshop Video, Surface Design Essentials for the Printed Quilt, and am excited to click over to her blog to read her perspective.Surface Design Essentials for the Printed Quilt Tomorrow’s blogger is Lyric Kinard

Blog tour schedule
11/5/14: Sue Reno
11/6/14: Susan Brubaker Knapp
11/7/14: Allie Aller
11/8/14: Diane Doran
11/9/14: Vivien Zepf
11/10/14: Virginia Spiegel
11/11/14: Cynthia St. Charles
11/12/14: Natalya Aikens
11/13/14: Lyric Kinard

As always, thanks for reading and commenting.


Natalya Aikens said...

Thanks for your kind words Sue! What a great DVD you made!

Sue Reno said...

Thank you for helping me out, Natalya. I love how you took one of the techniques and made it your own!