Friday, May 30, 2008

72 vw


ok, nothing to do with art or craft, but this was my mothers day gift last year..It is my intention to rehab her slowy..it takes a lot! Anyway, she runs, and I drive it! Mostly rust, and such work needed.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

baby quilt


Made for a friend who just had a little girl.. I love all ths bright fabric that's popular now, the Amy Butler etc..types..this was an easy project, instead of batting, I just backed it with butter color flannel and hand quilted freeform circles with embroidery floss.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

fassett












I can think of no one who is more of a colorist than Kaffe Fassett. He left the US to go to England, and has become an icon. Needlepoint, knitting, mosaic, quilting, painting, he is a real role model for me. I had the pleasure of attending a lecture given by him. He garners crowds of adorers like a rock star.






Monday, May 26, 2008

knit a bit




I did finish a scarf from this book, the chevron scarf. I used big needles (10?) to get a more lacy look..this was yarn from here, her yarn is great, and I think is was sock yarn.. I'm not a very flashy knitter, cables, bobbles etc. I like simple stitch patterns with really wowie yarns.

weekend


I worked on a still life..

I did a little gardening..
until it got too hot, and my backed ached! So I sat here:



Saturday, May 24, 2008

Vermeer


I thought I might post now and then about artist I admire, painters, writers, musicians etc..

One I love, and have read a lot about is the Dutch painter Jan Vermeer. I can't imagine the detail and painstaking observation he did to get his results.

Friday, May 23, 2008

memorial day


This is a patriotic wall hanging I did a few years back, I was going for a subtle look. For all who gave their lives for this country.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

flower + meme





I've been tagged by Rachel from this blog..here goes...
1) What was I doing 10 years ago?

We were living in Florida, near Ft. Lauderdale (Pembroke Pines) I was 7 months pregnant with our 3rd child, and I had learned to quilt!

2)What are 5 things on my to-do list for today?
*gah* Renew my military ID card, get the sticker put on my car..I just got a new windshield..paint!(yeah), fold laundry (boo), and plant the rest of the sunflower seeds in the garden.!

3)Snacks I enjoy: YES! umm, cookies, fritos, popcorn, strawberries, and any chocolate item, yes I know, not too healthy.

4)Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
Not sure I'd want billions..millions ok :-) definitely donate a large quantity to St. Jude's hospital, or any children's hospital, for that matter. Also to organizations that help women in 3rd world countries. I'd love to set up a co-op that helps people become self-sustaining.

5)Places I have lived:
Garden Grove & Oceanside CA,
Hatch End in Middlesex co. in England,
Leavenworth KS,
Iwakuni Japan,
Pembroke Pines Fl,
Fredericksburg Va

6)People I want to know more about:

Maddie's photos and blog are an inspiration. If I was a photographer, I'd want to take pictures like her.

Glennis uses shibori technique to dye silk and ribbon that will make your eyes fall out of your head

Cathy's art is so amazing, I want to sit and fiddle with all my sewing stuff all day after looking at her creativity.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

IF "wide"

"Tree line" The park by us has a wide open space, a meadow bordered by trees all around, many, many times I've seen deer all around there.. I'm trying to get outside to paint some, lately, when the rain stops! Oil on canvas, 14 x 28.

the fig tree

A painting in oil on canvas 20" x20".

Friday, May 16, 2008

entrelac


Working on a scarf, w/a little entrelac, it's quite addicting. The incessant rain has had good effect on the working, at least! Here's to a sunny weekend, I hope!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

IF 'electricity'


This is an oil painting from a series I'm working on. ..this is 'the well'...

Monday, May 12, 2008

storm

We've been having a crazy weekend of rain, wind, floods, and even a few tornados here. I'm hoping this will all pass soon, as the week goes on. The art festival is an outdoor one, and I don't really want to fight the weather next weekend!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's day


This is Monet's garden in Giverny..a place I would love to visit someday. What an inspirational place this is. To all the moms..

Thursday, May 8, 2008

treeline

I'm participating in an art festival next week end, here in town, and I'm pretty sure I am unprepared for it..Do we ever feel ready for things? Anyway, this is an oil painting in progress, which will hopefully be done soon.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

redwork sampler

Here's a redwork sampler I did when we moved into our house, in '03..done on linen, and made into a wall hanging..

Monday, May 5, 2008

the slip


And to make Monday great, another new Nine Inch Nails album..free download from their web site..

Saturday, May 3, 2008

ATC challenge


In the Flickr group 'hand stitched' we are doing an ATC (artist's trading card) challenge. Itty bitty, 3.5 x 2.5"..my offering, going to Scotland.

illustration friday 'seed'


Been working in the sketch book some, this is a still life study in pencil and guache, a medium I love.. seeds grow into..

Thursday, May 1, 2008

illustration friday


'wrinkles'..a few wrinkles w/recycled items, paper, paint, inks, threads

sketchbook




A few entries lately..