Friday, January 16, 2015

Klimt Tree of Life

This past September, my gal pal Deb and I took a class taught by Ali Strebel in Cape May, NJ.  This is Deb's adaptation of the Gustav Klimt Tree of Life and think she used all of Ali's techniques.  Darn; Deb must have had her camera sideways to get the picture and even tho I did upright the photo in my computer's Paint program and saved it in an upright position, it still posted sideways.
Deb had a great time utilizing all of the techniques, which by the way, are not new techniques but rather ones used in antique sewn and stitched rugs of yesteryear.  Ali is trying to keep alive the artistic fiber techniques used by women many years ago. 

I thought I had close up pictures of the sampler each of us did before the class began.  That was to teach us how to execute the technique and use any and all of the techniques in our rugs.  You can get a glimpse of them being worked on by the gals.
To learn more about the man and the meaning of Gustav Klimt's Tree of Life click on the link.

Have a great weekend.



  1. She did a beautiful job on the rug, love the look and all the colors she used.


  2. Wow - what a creative rug! I can see that it lent itself well to using Ali's great techniques. Tell Deb we all love it!

  3. Thanks gals, I'll be sure to tell her.

  4. I enlarged the photos for a closer look. It has a lot of colors and techniques. It doesn't matter that the photo is on it's side. It looks lovely.

    Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

  5. Very impressive!
    Hey, I recognize a couple of those hookers :)
    We're supposed to get t 43* today. It will feel like a heat wave.
    Hugs :)

  6. Beautiful oil paintings Nice blog. I want to read more about the topic also want to see more of your famous painting.


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