On The Bayou

Shelley Brucar

Hand-dyed fabric, rew-edge and fused applique, machine stitching, marbling. Louisana’s bayous are vast wetlands that are home to some of the most unique ecosystems and socities on the planet. This is where native tribes, immigrants and ancient creatures coexist. Animals found in the Bayou include otter, deer, muskrat, raccoon, turtles, alligators, foxes, coyotes and manyContinue reading “On The Bayou

Shelley Brucar

Water’s Edge

Shelley Brucar

Hand-dyed fabric, fused and raw-edge applique, needle-felting, machine stitching. Wetlands protect water quality, provide fish and wildlife habitats, store floodwaters and maintain surface water flow during dry periods. They contain a very high number of plant and animal species compared to other land forms. It is imperative that we protect these areas through regualtions andContinue reading “Water’s Edge

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A Place in My Heart

Shelley Brucar

Hand-dyed & painted fabric. Machine stitched. This is the view I want to see from my studio window. Since I live in the Midwest, I put mountains on my design wall.

Dark Doorway

Shelley Brucar

Layering of fabric, paint & mixed media; screening; monoprinting. My new Weathered Wall series references the many layers of life. Cracks in the bark of a tree, chipping and peeling paint, lines in a prson’s face, weathering of a brick or stone wall…these things allow us to see the effects of aging, the layers ofContinue reading “Dark Doorway

Shelley Brucar

Endangered Reef

Shelley Brucar

Hand-dyed & painted fabric. Machine stitched. Because of rising temperatures, our seas are in danger. Magnificent coral reefs are getting bleached out; brilliant colors are turning white.