Stacey Lewis' Profile

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I am first and foremost, a mom of two very energetic boys, ages 3 & 5, and wife to an awesome and supportive husband.

I generally refer to myself as a painter, but my earliest memories of "making" involve fabric. Sewing comes from my Mom. I have very early memories of helping her cut patterns out of fabrics--the fragile tissue paper and pins everywhere. We would make clothes for my dolls, often matching my own dresses, items for my dollhouse--curtains, rugs, miniature bedding. Sometimes I would just sit and watch. The possabilites were endless. Her sewing frustrated me as a teenager especially when she would always say, "I can make that myself". Prom dresses, ski jackets, even my wedding dress--but she did it all REALLY well.

I am also deeply influenced by the children in my life. Other than my two beautiful boys at home, I am an elementary…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 13
  • Joined January 17, 2010

Favorite materials

acrylic paint, gouache, watercolor, tissue paper, fabric, canvas, embroidery thread, newspaper, buttons

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About

I am first and foremost, a mom of two very energetic boys, ages 3 & 5, and wife to an awesome and supportive husband.

I generally refer to myself as a painter, but my earliest memories of "making" involve fabric. Sewing comes from my Mom. I have very early memories of helping her cut patterns out of fabrics--the fragile tissue paper and pins everywhere. We would make clothes for my dolls, often matching my own dresses, items for my dollhouse--curtains, rugs, miniature bedding. Sometimes I would just sit and watch. The possabilites were endless. Her sewing frustrated me as a teenager especially when she would always say, "I can make that myself". Prom dresses, ski jackets, even my wedding dress--but she did it all REALLY well.

I am also deeply influenced by the children in my life. Other than my two beautiful boys at home, I am an elementary art teacher. I am reminded everyday that a child's mind knows no boundaries. I am amazed by their ability to make something out of nothing. They hold tight to their ideas, and they are brave with color, shape, texture, humor, all of it. I aspire to be as bold in my own work.

I am also influenced by the great artists I teach about in my classroom; Picasso, Matisse, Georgia O'Keeffe, Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Murray, Alma Thomas, The Gee's Bend Quilts, to name a few. I love color and simple shapes, and I hope that comes through in my own work.

I also have a blog: www.stitchpaintlove.blogspot.com

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