Friday, January 31, 2014
Am currently (among other things)..working on making some small pieces to sell. I need something that people can buy without it being a major purchase. Normally, I make some ornaments but I really do not like making them as they aren't as artsy to me. The problem is I do not know what the framing costs will be yet..so we shall see if I can keep the prices low. Below are two compositions that I have just done without the stitching, hair, embellishments..etc, done yet. I am enjoying making these as they are fun composition exercises and I get to play with colors and my vast stash of scraps! Will post when I get a couple framed. I like to think of them as mini art quilts. Their sizes are under 10" and more then 4", so they are quite a manageable size. I am liking them....
Here is one with the stitching, hair, buttons....
Monday, January 27, 2014
Quite awhile ago, or if you prefer 'Once Upon a Time", I traded some of my quilted/collage yardage for some of a talented friend's felted wool/mixed media yardage. I have been 'meaning' to make a coat/vest out of it forever. Well, on my January list of things to do was to make this vest and I am thrilled with it! (though I am not sure I put the button on the correct side :-)...I am left handed what can I tell you!) The fabric is just drop dead gorgeous thanks to artist Geri Forkner...who happens to be in Thailand having a show and teaching fashion/textile students. Just thought I would drop that tidbit. Now back to some art quilts.....
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Last spring, I was looking at our lovely backyard gardens and I thought how someone living in the city could only dream of having all this beauty surrounding them. That thought was the beginning of this piece entitled , "Urban Dreams".
Am also working on two other projects that are nearing completion....should be able to post them in the next week or two.....keep tuned!
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
I am sure everyone is tired of my talking of my 'studio' but it is a dream realized and now it is ready for all sorts of wonderful things to be created in it. I promise the next pictures will be of art! I am so happy to have this space...it is actually bigger than I thought it would be. My husband (the engineer) says it is 532 sq. ft.. Didn't sound like a lot of space but it is more than ample. Of course you know it will fill up with lots more stuff because that is the law of nature (and quilters). I have to admit it is a little bit of a pressure to have this space because I have to use it and not be a slacker.....SO-here it is, pink floors and all. I still have some valences to make and some area rugs to buy...but it is 98% done!!!