Saturday, October 31, 2009

It evolved over the week. Now off to prepare some dye paste screens for breakdown printing on the gorgeous silk cloth that arrived a few days ago. And, I guess, some housework needs to be done. We're having a bunch of people over for dinner next Saturday. I need a full week to prepare for this....must remember to make lists....must remember to give some of the lists to Steve (he's such a good sport)....must remember the wine...lots of wine.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

What better to do with a rainy Saturday than ART? The photo doesn't do this justice. It's filled with layers, textures and depth.

Anyhoo...I might - just might - clean the kitchen now or - maybe, just maybe - finish a pastel painting I started on Thursday night.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Ok...sooooo...most people wouldn't look at this and say "that's Steve" (husband person) but it does bear a resemblance to him...if I do say so myself. I plan to try drawing everyday since I've now committed (hear that, Melanie?) to hanging at least 15 pieces of art on a gallery wall in March. What made me willing to get off the fence and commit was when the gallery director told me she would be thrilled with acrylic abstracts and textile art in addition to some pastel paintings. A complete multi media show - just the thing for this woman who has difficulty committing to any one thing.....

Sunday, October 18, 2009

This is a photo Ellen (who owns the very cool shop Quimby & Smith here in town) sent me showing someone admiring my scarves. They all look orange in this photo but they aren't. The camera and lighting must have been off. Anyway, it seems these scarves are quite a hit.

At the top is a 12x12" abstract I did last night while my husband had a "men's night out" (alone time can be a marvelous thing).
Have a wonderful Sunday everyone. If you're here in the Northeast and experiencing this winter-like weather put on a pot of soup, load CD's in the stereo, pull out some art supplies and enjoy your nest.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Took some of the art cloth I've created along with some pieces I'd already stitched together and came up with this last night. Am I art quilting again???? The colors in this just sing to me.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Another abstract I did today. I like the earthiness of this one and the fact that it's a bit on the edgy side. Lately it seems as if I can't stop egg images from appearing. I suspect this is because I really feeling the sped-up pace of life as it spins by. Still so much to do and so little time to do it in. Yes, youth is often wasted on youth.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Complex Art Cloth - Newest Small Business Venture!

Over the weekend I realized I liked surface designing cloth more than composing and finishing art quilts (oh yes, it's true). A friend encouraged me to follow my desire because - Lord knows - in my day job world I have "musts" but shouldn't have them in my art world. Right?
The small pieces above are for sale (I'm going to try to get them in my Etsy shop tonight).
The yellow piece has at least 3 layers of techniques and measures just a smidge under 9x13". It will be priced at $10.00 for the piece.
The pink fossil piece (which looks a bit lighter on my monitor than it is in real life) is 11-1/2x13" and is priced at $12.00 for the piece. I used at least 5 techniques on this one.
All fabric is smooth weaved, premium Kona cotton. Gorgeous.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

I took a found 8x10" frame, overpainted it and added this 4x6" piece secured on a metallic board. If you click on the photo you can better see the hand stitching & beading on the piece that was added to the silk organza overlaying a piece of cotton. This was hard to photograph but it really does look great in person.

The two photos above are closeups of 2 scarves I dyed, silk screened, stamped and discharged. I have some of these to sell since the Didn't-Use-Good-Judgement Show Coordinator from yesterday's outside art show didn't do what we all wanted her to do......use the rain date of today to hold the show since yesterday was a dismal dreary rainy type of day. Today is clear blue sunny skies. What was she thinking? Obviously not much associated with vendors needing customers in order to have sales. Sheesh.