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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥ Hello! Welcome and thank you for visiting my Blog! A blog about Celebrating LIFE and all it's wonders... A blog about ART ~ POLYMER CLAY CREATIONS ~ PHOTOGRAPHY and so much more! I have such fun with my blog, sharing stories, and the things that capture my imagination! I am so inspired by the artists and creations that I also share here, it is my hope that you will be inspired too!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Etsy Finds Friday - Fabric Collages

It's **Etsy Finds Friday**
Today I am featuring the Beautiful
Fabric Art ~ created by:
 Stephanie Urban
of Little Lion Designs

When I came across Stephanie Urban's beautiful artwork I loved what I saw and went right to her Etsy Shop to see all of her lovely Fabric Art designs.  I also read her profile, telling how she began creating these wonderful fabric art pieces and was touched by her words. 

Little Lion - Fabric collage wall art - NO FRAME NEEDEDStephanie started doing art when she was old enough to hold a pencil (back then she thought she was a fashion designer). She's spent most of her adult years as a graphic designer. In May, she gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Kaia Belle Urban. Before she was born, Stephanie handmade everything in her nursery. After all the projects were finished, she was left with a box full of scrap fabrics. Instead of tossing them into a landfill, Stephanie decided to create something from them. She then made "a tree for Kaia", which is not for sale, but it is viewable in her Etsy shop.

"Kaia was born and 3 days later was transported to Rainbow babies and children's hospital due to a "heart murmor". They then found out that she had Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. She passed away at only 34 days old, after surviving almost 3 weeks post-op from open heart surgery. Kaia is Stephanie's inspiration, her love, her angel. Stephanie's husband lost his job while they were going through all of this. Two months after Kaia passed, Stephanie lost her job too."


In an effort to "listen" to her calling, Stephanie decided to rely on what she started doing when she was a child and went back to hands-on art. This brought her to start creating more and more of these fabric pieces, as they became quite popular to those that have been in Kaia's nursery.


Stephanie and her husband called their daughter "Little Lion" because she was so so tough (and definitely ruled them, as they were wrapped around her finger). Stephanie decided to name the work after Kaia, since it was their 'Little Lion' that inspired Stephanie to create it in the first place. Thus was born, Little Lion Designs.


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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥ Here are some of Stephanie's favorite pieces that she's created (Fabric Collage Wall Art ~ No Frame Needed)

Lily - FABRIC COLLAGE WALL ART - NO FRAME NEEDED
Lily


6 String - Guitar Wall Art fabric collage - NO FRAME NEEDED
6 String


Sunset Owl - Fabric Collage Wall Art - No Frame Needed
 Sunset Owl


I Came From the Lilies - fabric collage wall art - NO FRAME NEEDED
 I Came From the Lilies

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥ Stephanie also creates wonderful Custom Pet Portraits, below is one of her favorites:

Boston Terrier - Custom pet portraits - Turn your pet into art - NO FRAME NEEDED

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥ You can click HERE to visit Stephanie's Etsy Shop and see more of her Fabric Collages. There are so many beautiful ones, I couldn't even tell you which is my favorite... I love them all!  Visit Stephanie's Website too, here's the link:   Little Lion Designs

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥ Thank you Stephanie, for sharing your artwork and your daughter's beautiful spirit with us.

6 comments:

  1. Out of the depths of sorrow comes something of beauty. Stephanie's story is so heartbreaking. It's wonderful to see her strength through her troubled times. Her work is awesome!

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  2. I want to thank you so much for featuring my work. You are such a kind woman to come to me with this idea. You didn't have to take the time to do this, but you did. And I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I hope the story can help someone along the way. :)

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  3. You are so very welcome Stephanie, it's been a pleasure meeting you!

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  4. i came from the lilies reminds me of we're started everything from nature, including the inspiration to paint...

    dita

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  5. What a sad but inspiring story. Stephanie, your work is absolutely gorgeous! And so is your wonderful spirit.

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  6. Look at that owl! I love it! It's so bright and colorful.

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