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Dawn Williams Boyd

SERIES: The Things That Kids Do

The Things That Kids Do is my largest series to date with a total of 21 pieces. The idea for the series began with a comment from a patron at one of my Sins of the Fathers exhibits. He said, "Your work is very dark. Do you ever make happier artwork?" I had already produced a large series, under the same " Kids..." name, but as 12 x 12 inch bas-relief sculptures in a plastic based clay. Until then my fiber work consisted of large, heavy, traditionally layered quilts, that took 6-8 weeks to complete, which was much too long. Add in all the beading, sequins and painstaking details, and my major pieces tended to be rather expensive. They still do, but I also needed a less expensive product that appealed to a wider audience and its art buying dollars. I took that as a challenge and produced the entire series in six weeks.They were constructed assembly line style - first all the piecing was done (sewing small pieces of fabric together to form one solid piece), then all the applique (sewing solid pieces of fabric to the surface), then all the embroidery and embellishments are added (silk ribbons, buttons, trim but no sequins or beads), and so on until the whole set was complete. They are bright, very cute, happy pieces and they have been very good sellers. Great for kids rooms or any place you need a reason to smile. Set at a very reasonable price point, they they make excellent gifts. The pieces featured on this page are the only ones still available.

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(c) Dawn A. Williams Boyd 2006

(c) Dawn A. Williams Boyd 2006

(c) Dawn A. Williams Boyd 2006

(c) Dawn A. Williams Boyd 2006

(c) Dawn A. Williams Boyd 2006

(c) dawn A. Williams Boyd 2006