This gallery is a collection of items I have made that are either not for sale or are in private collections.   I wanted you to be able to see some of my work.   Click on any item for more details.

 

 

Mom in Red Scarf

This photo was taken of my mother when she was about 90 years old.   One day while visiting her I just wrapped my red scarf around her neck and snapped her photo.  She had Alzheimer’s and passed away  a couple of years after this photo was taken.  In the original photo there was a…

Hadiya

Hadiya is a piece that I made from a photograph taken from one of my husbands mission trips to Africa.  You can see the original photo on my commissions page.  It is about 22″ x 26″ or so.  Hadiya means “girl” in Swahili. 

B Bear

B Bear is in Old English Sheepdog.  I did this piece when I took a class from Jennifer Day in New Mexico.   It is a thread painting, about 9″ x 12″.  Sold to a private collector.

Jan Holzbauer, thread painting of Bruiser, the cat

Bruiser

Bruiser was my daughter’s cat.   I’m not a cat person but Bruiser was the sweetest cat I have ever known.   It is a thread painting, about 16″ x 20″.  It now belongs to her.    

Tumbling Blocks Baby Quilt

This is an example of a baby quilt that I made for some friends of mine who were having their first baby.   The pattern is called Tumbling Blocks or Baby Blocks.  

Bittersweet Sixteen

In 2010 I was graduating from Oklahoma State University’s art department.  My senior exhibit was a series of four photographs that I did in a technique called ‘thread painting’.  I take a photograph and re-create it using thread and fabric.   This series represents periods in my mother’s life beginning when she was about 16…

Optimism in the Spring

In 2010 I was graduating from Oklahoma State University’s art department.  My senior exhibit was a series of four photographs that I did in a technique called ‘thread painting’.  I take a photograph and re-create it using thread and fabric.   This series represents periods in my mother’s life beginning when she was about 16…

Hope for the Future

In 2010 I was graduating from Oklahoma State University’s art department.  My senior exhibit was a series of four photographs that I did in a technique called ‘thread painting’.  I take a photograph and re-create it using thread and fabric.   This series represents periods in my mother’s life beginning when she was about 16…

Enveloping Darkness

In 2010 I was graduating from Oklahoma State University’s art department.  My senior exhibit was a series of four photographs that I did in a technique called ‘thread painting’.  I take a photograph and re-create it using thread and fabric.   This series represents periods in my mother’s life beginning when she was about 16…

Forgotten Memories Series

In 2010 I was graduating from Oklahoma State University’s art department.  My senior exhibit was a series of four photographs that I did in a technique called ‘thread painting’.  I take a photograph and re-create it using thread and fabric.   This series represents periods in my mother’s life beginning when she was about 16…

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