Saturday, June 28, 2008

Off to another Beach

Going from one beach to the other. This time to meet up with my husband's family. We've been gathering for 30 years!! A fun time always.

I'll be reading and reading and reading. Some art thinking to, no doubt. I'm bringing my Art Quilt Workshop book along and will trace some photos to later use - Chapter 3 for those who have the book.

I've included my latest wall doll - Wanderlust II, 13x8"(I think). I've used my discharge fabrics, air dried face and beads.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

A busy summer

Busy for sure. Traveling to visit family and friends continues. And somehow, I'm managing to get some art going. Just completed 3 small wall art using previously printing leaves. Relatively simple in design but how I love nature's treasures. The name of these. I'll post an image of at least one.

Been working with Jane Davila & Elin Waterson's book - Art Quilt Workbook with an online group began through We're to complete a chapter every 2 weeks. I just finished, well almost finished, Chapter 2. We're to do a series as well. I've started the first one: theme "Goddess" - hoping to come up with a better title for the series. Hopefully progress in design will be apparent as the weeks go by.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Needle Felting Online Class

Been very busy taking advantage of an online class in machine needle felting from Linda Matthews @ The 2 week format has worked for me. Of course, I've been home for a change and have no deadlines for exhibits and shows. Oh, I do have to make an exception, I did create a new piece for my local art association's challenge - "Song Titles". I did a 12x12" piece that included a music page, cheesecloth, roving, buttons, beads, old linens - mixed media for sure - I was inspired by an article in Quilting Arts Gifts.