She Knew No Fear (published in Somerset Studio)

What does Fearless mean for you? This was the question set by Somerset Studio. My mind brought up images of women, through the years who have battled against adversity and shown amazing courage.  I had the perfect image of a wild west woman. Studying the image, her stance said to me that she knew no fear which in turn became the title of this piece of art. Fast forward 6 months from when I submitted my entry and my copy of Somerset Studio arrives in the mail. My fabric collage is published! Thrilled only barely describes the joy I  feel! To have the people at Somerset Studio validate my entry means the world to me.
I definitely wanted “She Knew No Fear” on the collage which I stamped out with alphabet stamps onto curtain lining that had been dyed with tea and coffee.
This collage was quite  involved, lots of preparation required which I won’t go into except to say that it involved plenty of tea, coffee and walnut ink  to dye all the fabrics and a very messy kitchen where all this took place!  By coincidence, at the time I was considering my submission, my lovely friend Chris sent me some ticking which added to that pioneering, wild west feel to this piece, a breeze to dye and it frays beautifully. Along with the blue ticking from Chris, you will notice blue floral fabric. This was from another lovely friend, Jack who had sent me a mix pack of blue fabrics as a birthday gift last year.
It makes it extra special for me  that friendship played a part in the making of this fabric collage. Lynne x

Entering this into GSC  Cowboys and Cowgirls challenge.

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53 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. valerie.Jael
    May 05, 2011 @ 12:53:49

    This is really wonderful Lynne, such a lot of work and thought has gone into it! Congrats on being published, too. Valerie

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  2. dollys daydreams
    May 05, 2011 @ 12:58:03

    Well I’m not surprised That your where published ! Amazing piece . Your wild west woman does indeed apart the fact that she knows no fear, glorious materials and dyeing, a perfect project. Huge contratulations to you.

    Marie

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  3. dollys daydreams
    May 05, 2011 @ 12:58:45

    Oh dear terrible spelling I did mean to say impart , sorry

    Marie

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  4. Chris
    May 05, 2011 @ 13:05:07

    Lynne!!! This is so different from other pieces that you’ve blogged that I wouldn’t have recognised it as being yours. I think it’s just stunning. I love everything about it – the dyed fabric, the image and all that stitching too. 🙂

    So glad the ticking came in useful. lol

    Many congratulations.

    Chris x

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    • lynne
      May 05, 2011 @ 13:08:13

      I’d say it is the colour choice that doesn’t make it automatically look like something I’d make but the colours suited the image.
      Thank You so much for the warm congratulations 🙂
      Lynne x

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  5. Cynthia Schelzig
    May 05, 2011 @ 13:06:54

    Congrats on being published again!!! THis is a stunning piece!

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  6. Jingle
    May 05, 2011 @ 13:15:42

    I am head over heals in love with this piece! Seriously! One of my favorites! It is fabulous!!!

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  7. Marilyn Rock
    May 05, 2011 @ 13:16:01

    Well deserving! Congratulations. This is a beautiful and meaningful work of art!

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  8. craftytrog
    May 05, 2011 @ 13:25:49

    Fabulous collage piece Lynne! I love all of the textures of the materials you used, and that wonderful image, of course! x

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  9. cheryl
    May 05, 2011 @ 13:43:33

    oh wow no wonderyou were published hun this is one amazing piece of work hugs cherylxxxxxx

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  10. Susan Reaney
    May 05, 2011 @ 13:45:54

    This is just a wonderful piece, Lynne. You can feel so proud of it being published! I think Som0rset Studio is the ULTIMATE! It is so worthy!
    Fondly,
    Suz

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  11. PetraB
    May 05, 2011 @ 14:08:36

    Big congratulations!Your work is just so extraordinary and amazing, and it is no surprise that it was published.

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  12. Beverly G
    May 05, 2011 @ 14:11:34

    Big Congrats, well deserved. Your work is always amazing.

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  13. Liz
    May 05, 2011 @ 14:46:57

    First in order is congratulations but secondly what a superb piece of art, absolutely stupendous!! Well done!!

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  14. Lynn Stevens
    May 05, 2011 @ 14:55:08

    WoooooooHooooooo, You go girl!
    Awesome fabric collage, its no wonder it was published!
    I’m now on the hunt for the magazine.
    hugs Lynn

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  15. Lucy Edmondson
    May 05, 2011 @ 15:02:20

    This is absolutely beautiful and I would have been surprised if they hadn’t published it! So pleased for you. Wish I had sent you something to add to it. Did you let your parents come in and get a cup of tea whilst you were making this?!

    Lucy x

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  16. Debbie Kaste
    May 05, 2011 @ 15:07:08

    Great piece, Lynne! I can see why it was selected for publication. Big Congrats!!!!

    – DebbieK x

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  17. Toni
    May 05, 2011 @ 15:10:12

    This is an amazing creation… Loving each piece of detail. Congrats on the publishing, so much work involved but what a prize !

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  18. Willy
    May 05, 2011 @ 15:50:28

    What a beauty, Lynne!

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  19. Ellen
    May 05, 2011 @ 16:21:30

    Congrats; thanks for sharing some of the behind the scenes process! I can see why they selected it ;-D

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  20. Vada
    May 05, 2011 @ 16:39:29

    Wow Lynne, Beautiful as always…
    Hugs Vada

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  21. Ira
    May 05, 2011 @ 16:43:59

    Oh yes, girl power! What a daunting lady and I love your choice of fabric, they go perfectly with the image! Hugs, Ira

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  22. The Sparkly Fairy (Emma)
    May 05, 2011 @ 16:46:02

    Thank you for leaving a kind comment on my blog. Your work is truly amazing!

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  23. Diane
    May 05, 2011 @ 17:13:05

    This is gorgeous! I love all the wonderful fabrics and trims and how you placed them too. And the frayed statement is awesome. I can definitely see why this was chosen for the Magazine, it is awesome! ~Diane

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  24. Gayle Page-Robak
    May 05, 2011 @ 17:23:30

    Congratulations! Love your winning entry…it is awesome!

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  25. Marie
    May 05, 2011 @ 17:51:47

    Congratulations, Lynne!!! Beautiful fabric collage – love it.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs,
    Marie

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  26. Dorthe
    May 05, 2011 @ 17:55:57

    Congratulations Lynne-
    I so understand Sommerset published your beautiful collage-the blue-red-and nature-is wonderful together.
    xo-Dorthe

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  27. Sharon
    May 05, 2011 @ 20:39:06

    Congratulations!!!! Well done you so deserve it your piece it just fantastic – I love the fabric collage!

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  28. Shelly Schmidt
    May 05, 2011 @ 21:28:37

    Congrats- another fabulous piece of creativity by you!!!

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  29. gerri herbst
    May 06, 2011 @ 01:11:25

    Dearest Lynne,
    Amazing piece , just love all the texture and stitching.
    Congrats on being published. Such a fabulous work of art.
    take care, gerri

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  30. gerri herbst
    May 06, 2011 @ 01:42:59

    Oh I forgot…thanks for visiting Gingersnap creations too!
    gerri

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  31. Jan Hennings
    May 06, 2011 @ 02:17:48

    love this and congrats on the publication 🙂

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  32. michele
    May 06, 2011 @ 02:59:27

    i love all the layers of beautiful fabric. it is amazing! it all works together perfectly and the message is spot on. congratulations on the publication. you’re the best! xo

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  33. Susan Allan
    May 06, 2011 @ 08:05:59

    Hi Lynne. She certainly looks as if she could take on the world single-handed.
    Sue xx

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  34. Susan Allan
    May 06, 2011 @ 08:06:57

    Oh, forgot to say…many congratulations….this so rightly deserves to be published.
    Sue xxx

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  35. Jeanie Callaghan
    May 06, 2011 @ 11:30:32

    That’s fantastic.

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  36. Nancy Maxwell James
    May 06, 2011 @ 12:27:25

    Lynne
    this is stunning! what a gorgeous piece and big CONGRATS to you! 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Will have to look for this issue since I don’t subscribe.

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  37. Julia - Vintage with Laces
    May 06, 2011 @ 13:35:23

    Congratulations on being published again, Lynne! That’s very well deserved because your collage is very beautiful!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs to you,
    Julia

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  38. Hazel
    May 06, 2011 @ 13:58:13

    This is wonderful Lynne. Congratulations on being published again.
    xxx Hazel.

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  39. Zoechaos
    May 06, 2011 @ 15:18:19

    Congratulations! it is fabulous & I’m loving those fabrics. Reminded me to open my copy and whoo ho there you are on the index page and then with a whole page to yourself! well done. XOXO Zoe

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  40. thefrugalcrafter
    May 06, 2011 @ 19:40:14

    beautiful collage, congrats on the publcation. Love that cowgirl!

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  41. Cindy Adkins
    May 06, 2011 @ 21:01:21

    Oh Lynne, This is totally staggering!! It’s GORGEOUS and CONGRATULATIONS on being in the magazine–true perfection!!! I LOVE it and ALL your work–You have the magic touch I tell you!!!

    I’m so proud of you!

    XO
    Cindy

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  42. Annette G
    May 06, 2011 @ 21:48:03

    Oh wow this is truly gorgeous, loving all the fabric pieces. Congratulations on being published. Annette x

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  43. gerri herbst
    May 07, 2011 @ 00:49:23

    Thank you for your wonderful comments about our home. I love to decorate besides creating my art. Thank you for your sweet support. take care dearie, gerri

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  44. Jack
    May 07, 2011 @ 08:01:15

    Wow, Wow, and Wow again! Just soooo stunning.
    xx

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  45. crafty dawn
    May 07, 2011 @ 16:42:37

    So happy for you Lynn and it is a wonderful piece of work to

    love Dawn xx

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  46. JeanFB
    May 07, 2011 @ 17:41:17

    Oh my goodness, what a spectacular piece! I don’t have this issue yet – will have to get to the newsstand and buy it. A big huge congrats to you!

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  47. Sue Drees
    May 08, 2011 @ 02:47:05

    This is a fantastic creative project! She is quite the cowgirl.

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  48. Gisèle
    May 08, 2011 @ 16:22:41

    My gosh, this blog world works in mysterious ways. You just left a comment on my blog via Pink Saturday (supersnooks13).I saw your work in the magazine when I received it last week, and aboslutely loved your piece, and here and find that it is YOU here that created it. I loved the whole theme of that magazine; a few pieces, yours included, inspired me to make a wall hanging which I have not had the courage to attempt yet. Hugs from Québec, Canada. xoxoxox

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  49. AJ
    May 09, 2011 @ 15:02:13

    Lynne,

    Congrats on getting published. you deserve every bit of it.. you work is truly delightful.. great work on the dyed fabric, i love the idea you have brought in for being fearless…
    Love,
    AJ

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  50. Penny
    May 10, 2011 @ 20:48:11

    Congratulations! This piece is perfect for a fearless theme – she looks like she’s daring anyone to cross her lol! I like the overall rustic, homespun look to your fabric collage, too.

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  51. Silvia(Barnie)
    May 19, 2011 @ 07:30:02

    Beautiful piece, love the texture.

    Reply

  52. judy
    May 24, 2011 @ 22:50:08

    Awesome!!! All the extra little touches makes this so special!

    Reply

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