Friday, October 10, 2014

The Sky Is Their Pathway

         These amazing creatures have begun their annual migration south.  The skies fill with their colors.  Along the southward path they alight for refueling and water.  What a wonder that such small creatures can travel so far to find their way to a winter home.  So much instinct carried with a small body.  As the last traces of summer leave us, we get to witness this transformed creature take a long journey on wings that let the light shine through them. 

May your 'transformation' into this golden season of the harvest be one that opens your heart more fully as a receptive instrument to Divine Wonder.

Butterfly Design ~  Stitching by Freda Chasman.  Dying and color by Artist and Writer Juli Sibley, from her book, "Earth Friendly Fabric Design" , page 136.

Original fabric on view at Morning Song Gallery in Hayesville, NC    828 - 389-9690

Monday, October 6, 2014

WORLD RELEASE: Earth Friendly Fabric Design







 My newest book and 1st of it's kind, "Earth Friendly
 Fabric Design" is now available on Amazon, all over the planet and also directly through my publisher createspace.com


This book is a guide and compendium of fabric design ideas and techniques.   Sponsored by Createx Colors, the maker of non-toxic colors from which all processes in the book are based. 

Shown here is the front and back cover of Artist and Writer Juli Sibley's new book.

A very Special Thanks to Diane Frenz, for Book Design and Rosemary Royston for Editing!

We are showing our Planet some love today!!!
 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Door to Adventure Opens

 
Our adventures start in the same way our Dreams do, at the places we feel most alive & connected.  Our hearts and souls can direct us to the places, people and events that we bring life to with our love.  Every day that door is open for us to travel.  It's our own willingness & our attitudes that make it fun for us or make it drudgery.
   If new horizons are in your viewfinder today, then I hope you take off with a spring in your step and a twinkle in your eye!
    "The Door to Adventure" is a Fall Festival art quilt designed and dyed by Artist Juli Sibley. It was sewn and pieced by Pat Meinecke, Resident Quilter at the Folk School. This art quilt is just over 5 feet in height. It is currently on display at the Community Room at the John Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC.  Seen here, as featured on the cover  of the Folk School catalogue for 2014-15, this colorful design expresses the spirit of the school with views of the garden and mountains beyond.
 
 
 
 

Monday, February 3, 2014


This is a story about time. 2 travelers going the same way fly out into the world that meets them. A deepening twilight & a dawning vision show them the place they will stop for awhile.  The energy that carried them along breathes life into their visions.  Leaving home and the sight of the familiar can be a way for transformation.  New lands show us previously unseen parts of ourselves.  When the winds call you home, you can go with all you have discovered about new lands inside you. 
Fabric Design from Chapter 9 of upcoming book, Earth Friendly Fabric Design: by Artist Juli Sibley, 2014 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Time Of The Lilly

Fast and fleeting they appear.  Standing in the sun, heads nodding to every breeze; they are always part of every mid-summer's color story.  They appear where they will amd maybe where the birdies carry them. You'll see lillies in old established gardens beside stately homes and in the same glory along ditches on back country roads.  Dressed for the day in full bloom, their lives exist only in the moment, just like ours. Yet the power of their existence lives on long after they fade.  The cycle of life continually creates new wonders.
   "Lillies" title page illustration from the book, 'Earth Friendly Fabric Design'  by Juli Sibley, to be released later this year on Amazon.  The book is about direct dye, line resist, and line media, all with Createx Colors.  I am pleased to announce that Createx is the sponsor of this book. Look for it and Earth Friendly Design Sets by Createx out in stores and online later this year.

Friday, June 14, 2013

The Bloom in The Woods

Spring proseeds us by widing the scope of greens.  New color has reached the highest mountain in Georgia which is on the edge of this valley.  Wild hydranga and tulip poplar bloom with all the power of scent.  Roadside and hillside, blackberry brambles show forht flowers among the brambles.
   The only traces of the frozen barroness of Winter is the barely visible structure of mountains and trees.  The strength gained from the silent  reflections  is only available in your own quiet. In the stillness & silence can be seen and felt all the forces of nature, both your own and the planet's.
May the truest love and strength of all nature be your guide in inner and outer harmony.
Watercolor illustration; "Dogwood Branch" by artist Juli Sibley.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

THE SUN IS UP

The sun has risen on  a brand new year.  Another time, as we travel through space to bring new creations into play.  Changes continue as we evolve in our relationships to other beings & the planet itself. 
How is life expressing through you today?  If your higher calling is joy - then where are you planting those seeds and handing out those flowers?   May this time show you with clarity the full potential of your Divine Nature.  Let the sun shine brightly on your truest heart!!
"Bird in the Sun" painting. tye-dye and sewing by artist Juli Sibley. Prints available at Morning Song Gallery.