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
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
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
Saturday, May 24, 2008
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
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
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,
Pembroke Pines Fl,
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
"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.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
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
Thursday, May 8, 2008
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.