I laugh when I think back to the days when I would only work on one project at a time, start to finish, and they were usually pretty big size (quilt) projects. Now I’m usually working on at least three projects at a time. Maybe it’s because I’m older and there are so many things… Continue reading Changing Ways
I was scrolling through Instagram recently and noticed several people taking part in different time sensitive or daily challenges. Back in November 2020 I challenged myself, and anyone interested in joining me, to Needlevember. Each day in November I/we would share something we stitched. I enjoyed the stitching but having something to show every day… Continue reading Challenges
My last day of #Needlevember was a free-motion quilted ornament. As I did with many of the November stitched pieces, I sketched or drew a little picture of what I was going to attempt to stitch, then instead of drawing on the fabric I just look at the drawing as I free-motion quilted. It does… Continue reading Redwork Ornaments
I teased a bit about this project last post, there I shared some sculpted fingers and a painted eye, well, I didn’t used those fingers or the eye. I decided to use paper clay (keeping with the fiber materials) for the fingers/hand and paint the eyes on a flat surface (still on silk) instead of… Continue reading Unmasking the Soul
This photo is from the great Redwood Forest. I took it because it had fibery bits and I saw the head of a reindeer, sans the antlers, in it. Can you see it? I hope you have Happy Holidays and a Peaceful and creative New Year!
I was thinking about making some winter cards so I was playing, with sun-printing (again) using leatherleaf ferns and Setasilk and then painting with Neo Color wax pastels. The first three are from the same large piece, I’m floating a card stock “window” over it to find an area I like. I’m not sure where… Continue reading Fabric Play
Still waiting for Fall after the 90° Thanksgiving and realizing December is almost here! This turkey was created for my grandnieces (7 and 6) who had a good time coloring them during our Thanksgiving family gathering. I gave them each a plain turkey sheet along with one with this MeAnndered turkey below. It was interesting… Continue reading Harvest Art
I will be sharing Thanksgiving Day with my family… there will be thirty of us. Thankfully we will be in my sister and brother-in-law’s air conditioned home, because it is supposed to be around 90° here! I’m more of a “thankful to…” than a “thankful for…” kind of person. And today I’m very thankful that… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
My daughter and I have been starting our morning walks in the dark lately. This morning many of the Halloween decorations were still lit so I snapped a few pictures. They aren’t very good but you may get an idea of what some people in the neighboring hood do for this time of year. I… Continue reading Treats…
I rarely make patriotic art but I wanted to make pinwheels using fabric and paint and since the 4th of July is approaching this turned out to be one of those rare occasions. I reached for the Terial Magic spray stabilizer. It worked great, making the fabric behave like paper. Here is the finished piece… Continue reading Painting Fabric Pinwheels