Tuesday, December 29, 2020

The year is coming to an end

What a year it was!  Things I took for granted, that may never be?!?  And so we end the year with lots of uncertainties.  I went thru some of my pics of Art that I created throughout the year and thought it would be fun to post them.  

It's always fun to look back and see what I've accomplished.  This of course is not everything.  I picked out one pic per month.  And for some odd reason when uploading the pics they went out of order, but that is OK!

This keeps me motivated and I'm looking forward to the New Year and new Art.  Stay well everyone!







Saturday, December 05, 2020

Playing with paper clay

I've been playing with Paper clay the past month.  Loving the feel on getting my hands dirty.  May it be dirt or clay!  I'm taking an on-line class with Kathy Lewis.

It's been a great adventure and I'm learning new things.  Plus not to mention how addictive it is.  I started the lesson with faces.  Which was way cool!


Next I started working on some birds.  I'm having fun now.  Made five of them.  Love all of them.  Mind you they are very time consuming, because you're building them from scratch.  I love the out come of each and every one of them.

I now have to decide what I want to create next.  I still have some Paper clay left and don't want it to dry up.  So stay tuned!



Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Little Miss Sawtooth Quilt

 About three weeks ago I started on "Little Miss Sawtooth Quilt".  Excited to have a project to work on in my little studio.  I bought the pattern from Southern Charm Quilts along with a bundle of fat quarters.  Long story short a quilter, I am not!!

But that has never stopped me from anything.  Each day I tried to make one or two star block.





Yesterday I finally sewed all the parts together.  I'm very please with the outcome and can't wait to see what it looks like quilted.






Wednesday, October 14, 2020

 


I'm still here!  Lots has happened over the summer.  We sold our home, drove across the country.  Trying to get settled in our new home.  Which is smaller and more efficient.  Trying to find my mojo has not been easy, but I'm trying. Today I'm sitting in the studio with my window open.  My boy Rex is on his pillow and my kitty O'Malley is enjoying the few out front.  It's a nice day here!

I've been working on a few projects.  Made a bunch of masks, so we can all stay safe.  Painted a couple of galvanized buckets and now I'm painting a sugar skull pumpkin.  Life is good!  Please stay safe! 💕

 


Friday, June 05, 2020

Hand stitching progress

I wasn't sure if I was keeping this head or not?!?  But the more I worked on it, the more I liked what was happening.  I don't stitch on it for more then a couple of hours.  I usually get to a point where it just needs to sit.  

I like how the Troll is taking on his/her own personality.  I'm trying to keep with the sketch I made.   Here is the progress I made this week.  I hope you're enjoying the pic.  Most everything is pieces of T-shirt fabric, cut, applied and stitched.








Saturday, May 30, 2020

It's not as easy as you think

I had this idea to make a new Troll.  Sketched it out and everything.


So then I had this idea to make it real primitive, rectangles, squares, stitches that can be seen and so on.  Well, much to my surprise that is not as easy as you think.  The first head I made was my traditional, except I'm using a heavy T-shirt.  And that was OK, but not what I was going for. 

So the past few days I've been stitching.  Letting things happen as they may.  Using an applied method, instead of needle sculpting. When it gets real ugly I stop.  This is my progress so far.  It doesn't even come close to the sketch.

I will keep going for a while, see where it goes.  Or it may just end up in the Trash.  Who knows?!?

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Staying motivated these days

Staying motivated these days is a bit challenging.  I have always known that you get inspiration from the things you see.  So lately hanging out at home and not going anywhere but the grocery store doesn't really stimulate my creative mojo.

I'm in my studio on a daily basis, some days I can get lost in what I do and other days not so much.  I'm so glad we have our puppy to occupy time.  And I've also been yearning to start a new Troll.  I want to try something a little different. 

Maybe using muslin and Paper clay.  I don't have a character in mind just yet.  Will get out my sketchpad and see what happens?!?  In the mean time. Here's a few new pics of Rex.