Thoughts, musings and randomness from a woman whose passions infringe on her life in the everyday world. "Yes, honey....dinner will be ready soon."
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Strung Up Heart
Acrylic paint, altered with alcohol on cloth; painted cheesecloth; hand embroidery - 4x6" art quiltlet postcard
Saturday, January 26, 2008
This is another collage for Virginia Spiegel's benefit auction for the American Cancer Association.
It features a photo I took of a cabin in the Adirondacks (doesn't it just beckon you to come on in and rest for awhile?), dyed/painted/stamped interfacing, modeling paste, acrylics, pigments and cheesecloth.
Have a lovely weekend everyone.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
After the Thaw
Monday, January 21, 2008
Bright with a capital B
Last night there was a full moon and the stars were brilliant. It was the 3 C's - cold, crisp and clear....beautiful...
Cloth with matte gelled tissue paper, painted and altered with alcohol, free motion quilting, hand embroidered accents.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
There is a smallish art & workshop gallery near me http://wallkillriverschool.com/Page_1.html that carries my work in the handmade gallery portion of their storefront. They have asked me if I'm interested in conducting a workshop. Of course I am but on what? Since I want to try to keep the word quilt out of it (you know, so people don't think this is a course in how to do Log Cabin blocks) I wonder if I should develop something that combines collage elements. Maybe how to use water soluable stabilizer to make 'fabric' and then how to embellish it? Such as the piece above.....
This piece is offered in my Etsy store.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Blue U & Eve
This is a 4x6" piece I finished last night. I call it Eve and it features hand dyed fabrics and hand applique. I think I'm going to offer this on Etsy.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Nobel Awarded Pete Seeger?
Click on this link to learn more about Pete and this movement. Even if a Nobel Prize isn't in his future Pete Seeger is certainly a man who deserves recognition and honor for the impact he has had on society - both nationally and internationally.
Monday, January 14, 2008
Side Note: When are we as - supposedly - the most developed country in the world going to provide healthcare that is adequate and affordable to ALL of our citizens?
This lovely lady told me that my piece 'Cradle Me' represented to her the faith she has that she is not in control and there is a power much greater who will take care of her and that everything is the way its suppose to be. Her note brought tears to my eyes.
I will - of course - be sending her an art piece free of charge. Knowing that my work was able to touch someone so deeply is a gift that no amount of money can buy.
The piece above is a 4x6" postcard that is a small study for a larger work I'm planning.....painted cloth, free motion quilting and hand embroidery.
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Climb Every Mountain
Thursday, January 10, 2008
This collage was created by glueing the photo onto an 8x10" mat board and then applying modeling paste in 2 layers. After the modeling paste dried I glued a piece of this cool tape that looks like screening Steve had in the basement. Then I went to work with acrylic paints, alcohol and a soft rag.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
8x10" Mixed Media Collage
Thursday, January 3, 2008
On another note, I'd like to take a minute to thank Melanie who I 'met' through this blog. She is assisting me with editing the article I am writing. Her professional comments and thoughts are invaluable and greatly appreciated. Such a wonderful network we have here in internet art quilt land!
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
New Year's Day Fun Postponed
And....keeping with the same mailable item theme here is our 4x6 postcard Pretty offering.......Happy New Year everyone! May 2008 be a hopeful New Year for us all.