And when I’m making something, the process can change in an instant. The pieces grow and tell me what they need as we go along. The last piece I tried told me to stop and double think my choices before I went any further. I listened and moved on to this idea. I wanted something… Continue reading It’s all in the process
Art Walk is this Friday and I will be set up at Paper Street Soap with my cards and some smaller pieces of my art. I have a few that have never been out of my studio before. Wooo hooo–new stuff! Part of the deal is that you are supposed to demo your art but… Continue reading Puzzling along…
I have a big box of greeting card blanks that I’ve been using for my cards. Mentally my goal is to finish the full box and then be done with them for a while. I think I have about 20 left to do and with a little concentrated time, I could get them out in… Continue reading Closing in…
I have wanted to work with paper and fiber together for quite a while and keep trying different techniques. This last week I have been pushing to finish a quilt but I found a few moments to try a little thread sketching. I’ve already shown you my first attempts at making greeting cards, but here… Continue reading Thread sketching
I’ve heard this is a motto in every branch of the military, but it applies to a lot of things. For me, it’s usually waiting for paint to dry or walking away from glue fumes after spray basting. And yes, even if I wear a mask, those fumes linger in the area and it’s best… Continue reading Always–hurry up and wait!
It’s been quite a journey on this one, for sure. The edge finish being red wasn’t really in question! It was only a matter of which technique. I’ve done raw edges with cording before and sometimes it takes more stitching than I want to do. And I don’t really like raw edge techniques without fancy… Continue reading Red Tree…done!
My lovely red tree might–just might–be done. Since I quilted it in bits and pieces, I had more time than usual to think about what I was doing. Usually it’s pedal to the metal and full speed ahead but this allowed me time to play with the threads a bit more. I tried to get… Continue reading Red Tree quilting time
The sky and the grasses and trees are getting quilted into the background of the red tree project. I’ve been doing it in small periods as I had a bit of time and thought it would be done quickly. Actually, the sky didn’t take forever. It’s the tree areas with tiny branches and grasses and… Continue reading Background quilting takes forever!
I finally got to do a bit of red stitching on the red tree project. Not much time to work on it, but getting a bit done here and there. I got as much of the sky done as I could and then attacked the small trees. The first two went very well, even with… Continue reading Red bits and pieces
When I headed to the studio today, I was all excited to get back to the Red Tree project. I have been putting all my red threads and cords and yarns and ribbon into a box and I can’t wait to get at them. Unfortunately, my project was not quite ready to start quilting. I… Continue reading Ready for red–not quite!