Thursday, September 24, 2009

New Work

These two pieces were first monoprints on paper which I then printed on specially treated fabric. Then I added a border and machine quilted.

"Beach Combers" is a mixed media piece. I roughly cut fabric strips and spray painted my own bird stencils and machine quilted. Separately, I stenciled the larger birds on old book pages and glues them down using gel medium and added more stitching. I embellished the piece with driftwood, shells and beads.

"Celebrate Shrimp" continues my discharge series. I used my own shrimp stencil, plus some of my own painted and printed discharge fabrics. There's a printed book page as well.

Alaska Scrapbook

I sent some time making 2 fabric covers for my Alaskan paper collection. The first book has multiple pages. The second is really just a folder of loose maps and flyers. I collected all kinds of information at all the places we visited, tore out images/info and glued them down. I planned to tear and paste nightly but that didn't happen. So I had a fun time creating my scrapbook once I got home.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


All kinds of announcements. My "Diane's Doodles and Verses" has been published in "Creative Ways with Books and Journals" by Sue Bleiweiss & Terri Stegmiller I'm tickled to say the least. Sue Bleiweiss took these images.

Won an Award!!!

Just received a call telling me my "One Among Many" won a Judge's Recognition Award the the Jacksonville, Florida Quiltfest. Yippee!

Monday, September 14, 2009

I'm back from Alaska and ready to create again

I 've almost finished my journal that I did for my Stencilry class.
I added some scrapbook paper and hand painted papers to make 3 signatures and sew them to my cover.

I spaced the signatures too far apart and ended up adding to more signatures of scrapbook paper and music sheets to fill the book up. I plan to add beaded to the threads. And art journal on the inside. I'm thinking of documenting my art experiments.

This all came about due to Mary Ann Moss's online Stencilry classes. Again Mary Ann is a fabulously talented artist and teacher.