Wednesday, September 16, 2009
So, I joined this online group to start getting me back into postcard, which I love doing but never seem to get myself motivated. Me & my forced deadlines... It seems like the only way I finish anything, but it works.
I finished the above batch for a generic postcard swap and got them into the mail yesterday. I didn't think I was every going to get out of there though. The postal employees had a huge discussion on they should cost to post, and then they wanted to know exactly how I made them. It was kind of funny!
Today I went to the post office to mail out some more cards for the birthday swap. More "oohs! And aahs!" Bur I got out quicker!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Okay so I am suppose to be packing to go to the Bay Area this weekend. I have a memorial service for my aunt to attend, and we leave tomorrow after work.
Instead I decided to go to the studio to create some fabric for my postcard exchange I joined. I wasn't sure where I wanted to go on these, but I found this great blue fabric that I dyed last month and dug out the ginko leaf stamp that I carved. I used lime green paint, but I think that I want to foil on it also. Tomorrow... I need to let the fabric dry. Maybe I could get it done before I leave for work.
I was thinking of ideas for the cards and I love the idea of breaking it up into color blocks. I pulled the hand-dyed red-orange and lime green... I think they go well.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Izzy on Africa Revisited
Last Night I went to go quilt on my Africa Revisited quilt and what do I find. Izzy has decided it is a great place to relax.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Okay, so a fellow quilter talked me into entering some quilts into the Nevada State Fair, and once I was on the website I saw the section for knitting and decided to enter some knitted items also.
Although I entered 10 pieces 5 quilts and 5 knitted items. I only had 9 at the Fair. Number 10, my Africa revisited quilt, I didn't finish in time, but I am loving it. I made it two-sided and now I love the back, which has become the front... What was I thinking? Not only did I decide to enter an uncompleted quilt, but I decided to make it a queen size, piece the entire back and hand quilt it sashiko style. Honestly it was finished in time just not quilted. Crazy!?!
I made out fairly well for just entering on a whim.
Close Up of the Sunflowers
Although this didn't win a ribbon, I thought I would repost this with the embellishments, and yes those are washers from the hardware store.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Okay, I hung most of the pieces on Saturday. I will post pictures later. I was going to do a series of watercolors of multi-color reptiles, but I lost my footing today and ended up doing a self-portrait... Then I repeated it in a quilt. I took another turn and am going to use the quilt as my entry for the Alzhiemer Quilt Fundraiser.
Loosing her Marbles
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
My new studio make over. I am very excited. It is not quite finished, but at least I can work in here now. The L desk I built from a couple of Ikea pieces which were not suppose to go together, but with a little ingenuity... Voila! A huge work space for my little studio.
Next to the desk is my comfortable chair and another Ikea piece that Jesse helped me build. Thanks to Jesse I couldn't have done it without him... It weighs a ton! As I said before lots more tweeking has to happen.
Well, I took the plunge and rejoined my old quilt guild. I went to the quilt show at the automobile museum and had fun. And on Monday I went to the meeting and had a very good time. A great group of ladies, but not super adventurous. They seem to be pushing everyone to expand their horizons, which is very cool. Especially since I always felt like they all thought I was completely nuts.
Speaking of Nuts, why did I agree to do another show at the Library. Mostly I just have framing to do, as the silk-screens were done years ago, but I am doing a bunch of new watercolors for the show. I wonder sometimes what I was thinking when I agreed to do back to back shows. I am as crazy girl!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Okay I started this blog last year with intention that since it was looming out there I would have to get to work and produce.... Nearly a year later, and I am finally back to working on art again. It took me making the commitment to have a show to get me back to it. No Excuses. I had to finish. And for the most part I loved doing it. Why all the procrastination? Who knows.. But I am so happy to have gotten back to it.