We have had some Santa Ana winds recently, which are always scary because we are so prone to wildfires. Our Redbud tree has been wind stripped of most of her leaves. I walked out the other day and on the patio next to the tree saw this circle of leaves and asked my husband if… Continue reading When the Wind Blows
I have been playing with a few fabric design ideas; some are hand painted, others are completely designed on the computer and I have scanned/photographed my hand painted fabric and altered them using software filters. I’m also collaborating with a talented artist (more about that later) and having pieces printed by Spoonflower. Speaking of Spoonflower… Continue reading Making Fabric, sort of…
I have this little pillow made from my hand painted fabric that was originally going to have buttons but then I made the Terial Magic, painted and stitched butterflies and had some other thoughts. I made a flower stamp out of Sculpey Bake and Bend clay so I could just stamp on the right side… Continue reading Quilt, stamp, or both?
I’m working on a commissioned art quilt that is a little larger than anything I have made recently and it has many pastel colors which is a palette I don’t often use. I’m enjoying the process and the challenge! It was requested that the piece have monarch type butterflies and birds, specifically bluebirds. I am… Continue reading Painting birds and butterflies
Well, I haven’t posted for a while! I have been spending way too much time in the kitchen which I love except that it keeps me from my non-edible artwork. But now it is sunny and I’m happy to be creating more in the studio. We have had down right hot days here in San… Continue reading New fabric
I have been spending a little time volunteering at Awesome Camp, a summer day camp near my home. For the past two weeks the kids have learned about fiber art and how it relates to themselves and the world. Today they made sun print bandanas and they rocked it! The more I look at these… Continue reading Sun prints