As I continue to clear out drawers and cupboards I’d like to thank everyone for stopping by, for commenting to enter the giveaways, and for helping me re-home some of my artistic pieces. I used to have a large paint/wet area in my studio, but my Mister decided to park the car in there and… Continue reading Hand Painted Fabric Giveaway
I’m from a family of sky watchers. My parents lived just up the hill from where we live and my mom would often phone in the evenings, all she’d say was “sky alert!.” I would know that meant go upstairs and look out. My folks are gone but rarely do we miss a morning or… Continue reading Looking Up
The Mister and I recently took a road trip to visit family in Reno, Nevada. We have driven through heavy falling snow a couple times in the past; this was much more enjoyable. We were traveling after a storm, the hwy had been mostly plowed and was only a little icy. There was very little… Continue reading Snow and Art Quilts
I really enjoy the blog …And Then We Set It On Fire… The contributors are individual fiber artists who work in and explore a multitude of surface design techniques and more; sometimes working together. I once had the pleasure of being a guest artist on FIRE! One of their recent blog posts did more than… Continue reading Fabric and Gunpowder!
Yesterday I started the day by painting fabric, then I did a bit of quilting and worked on another lesson for my up coming Curious.com course and I did do a few of those pesky household chores. Those are some of my favorite things (except the chores), painting and surface design way up on the… Continue reading Painted Fabric and a Binding Question
If you haven’t free-motion quilted or thread painted but wanted to, I encourage you to just jump in! I have had to get over a lot of hang ups because I came from the “hand quilting, perfect stitches, and needle turn applique” mindset. Working Playing with my Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen machine and thread has… Continue reading Quilting Away
I have received my “not accepted” notice so I can share this now. Dwell is a landscapeOf ancient land and buried fossils,Of old cave homes or modern cliff mansions,Of winds and nature propelling progressive discoveries. I enjoyed the challenges of creating this art quilt and I am very happy with the completed piece. It started… Continue reading And onward I go…
One of my favorite things to do in the studio is to transform white cotton fabric into painted sky fabric. Here are three little skies that kick off the same landscape. The sky is what determines where I will go when selecting fabric for the other elements. The landscapes (or waterscapes) will not look like they… Continue reading Painting skies