Monday, August 31, 2009

Strike a Pose

In my continuing effort to clear off my design wall of half finished projects, I backed and bound this one this morning. It will go in my Etsy shop - wrong size for the Dick Blick show . . .

It's been awhile since I started this, but I remember the background being fabric and torn up pages from an old Reader's Digest Condensed book. Walnut ink wash and some burlap - then I added the yoga figures in black suede. Fused binding, silk back. Simple, yet striking!

Earth Laugh 1

I've had this piece, unbound, on my design wall for many months. For even longer, I've had a series of 12x12 flower quilts in the back of my mind. The local Dick Blick store is having a 12x12 Art Show next month and I wanted to submit it for consideration, so naturally I had to finish the darned thing! So, here it is. I sent off the entry email and pictures last night.

You've all heard the Emerson quote "The earth laughs in flowers" . . . well this is the first of a series of Laughs.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Blowin' in the Wind

This is a piece I created to help a fellow PAQA member Lyric Kinard write a book called
Art + Quilt: Design Principles and Creativity Exercises. It has a handpainted background, quilted in horizontal and diagonal lines. Flower petals are made from paper fabric, stems are fused commercial fabrics. Flower centers are painted fabric covered with Diamond Glaze. I haven't seen the book yet, and frankly am not even sure that my piece was used, but it was fun to do it. Plus, the size makes it perfect to donate to the AAQI.

Turn Around

This is a Priority Quilt for the AAQI. My niece Grace has been to visit me a few tmes lately and hand (er . . . finger) painting is one of her favorite things to do. I took a couple of pieces of her artwork and scanned them, digitally combined them and added the song lyrics. Then printed it out on fabric and made a quilt out of it!

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Another Quote Challenge from Paper Whimsy. Another lovely Hilda Conking poem.


Bringing up a digital piece I did in January to fit this week's Theme Thursday theme. This piece actually started as a picture of my light fixture. I added a picture (Dover royalty-free) of some sort of Aztec looking design and blended it on "multiply". That was pretty much it! I added a quote and called it done!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Lady Grace

This is an older piece, but when I read the challenge prompt was "hats" at The Three Muses, I just had to bring it back out for a reprise! This is a Dover silouette that I colored and added a picture of my niece Grace to.

Saturday, August 15, 2009


Template from ScrappingwithLiz
Dancers from
Paper by ssdkb

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Speak to Me . . .

This piece was done for a challenge at Artarazzi. Fairy is a purchased image from iStockPhoto. Background by "FC" - didn't save info on where I got it, sorry!