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This category reflects Marie’s ongoing fascination with fabric techniques used in quilting and other traditional crafts. Marie experiments here by cutting, stitching, embroidering, and weaving her watercolors and even pieces of watercolors into interesting works of vibrant color and texture.

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16 Reflections on Aging

16 Reflections on Aging

Summer 2016 has been a summer of experimentation.  With continued reading on things like eco-dying and rust painting, used mostly on textiles, I had to give it a whirl on paper as well.  Rust dying involves just what it sounds like:  placing rusty old things on paper and getting impressions on the vinegar soaked paper.  … [View Details]

A Brand New Box of Crayons

A Brand New Box of Crayons

This is number 14 in my kimono series.  I wonder when it will end?  Hopefully no time soon!  This one just made itself and has no big message to tell.  It is simply a celebration of color and fun.  When I finished, it made me think of how I felt as a youngster when I … [View Details]

A Day in the Life of a Mountain

A Day in the Life of a Mountain

This woven watercolor was created by doing two paintings on yupo: one of the mountains behind my home; the second less representational of the colors of the sky as a day progresses.  The first was cut in wavy segments while the second was cut in straight strips.  The two paintings were then woven together to … [View Details]

A Place in the Universe

A Place in the Universe

Two watercolors painted on yupo, cut in opposite directions and then woven together. That’s how this piece was constructed.   The colors and forms reminded me of something cosmic, something much bigger than myself.   To purchase this painting or others on this site, contact Marie directly at marie@SpaederHaasGallery.com

A Reason to Celebrate: Kimono series 11

A Reason to Celebrate: Kimono series 11

This playful piece is number 11 in my kimono series (read about this series in my blog). There is no deep existential meaning to the piece. It was just meant to be FUN!  It started as celebratory watercolor on rice paper, which, off the roll, is fairly stiff.  But after it was painted and dried, … [View Details]

A Tribute to the Setting Sun

A Tribute to the Setting Sun

This continues the growing series of dual paintings cut and reassembled by weaving the parts, unpredictably exciting.

Amber Waves

Amber Waves

Watercolor, painted and cut and sewn using fabric chenille technique and stitchery.

Appalachian Spring

Appalachian Spring

Part of my kimono series, this piece is meant to celebrate the mountains and their wonderful heritage. I chose to use a crazy quilt motif for the kimono itself and the pattern is repeated in the background. In my heart the kimono is a symbol of my sister who was lavish and playful in her … [View Details]

Blue Boro Patch

Blue Boro Patch

This piece is the eighth in my ongoing series of kimonos incorporating a variety of techniques normally used with fabric.  To do this piece I read extensively about boro textiles, Japan’s mended and patched textiles.  Boro (from the Japanese for “ragged”) were textiles made of necessity by the poor, who took rags from a variety … [View Details]

Comfort in Autumn

Comfort in Autumn

Imagine a sunny autumn day, blue skies, the air cool and crisp.  That’s what this paper assemblage hopes to convey along with the pleasure of snuggling into a comforting quilt.  This piece was constructed from watercolor paintings cut, reassembled and seen.