Saturday, November 18, 2017

Artist in Residence

I have been selected as the Artist in Residence for the Ayr Library 2018.  How sweet it is to have this goal come to fruition. I hope it leads to more opportunities to be an artist in residence!  This residency will centre around creating an altered book with participation from the community.
 Region of Waterloo Library Announces 2018 Artist-in-Residence
Introducing me
Brochure

The opening reception is Feb. 10, 2018, and I hope to see lots of family and friends there!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Working small

It has been three weeks since we started our kitchen renovation.  There doesn't seem to be an end in sight.  When working larger I use my dining room table but right now it is covered in kitchen things.  I am forced to work smaller right now.  That's okay, I can get a bit ahead of the sinchie guild challenge.  December is the colour purple and these are the components that I have created for it.  I am not exactly sure how it will all come together.
I am linking with
http://ninamariesayre.blogspot.ca/

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Work in Progress Wednesday

The guild challenge for November is blue.  I had fun with this one!  Years ago I saved some blue plastic bags that our newspaper came in.  I decided it was time to use them.  I layered a bunch together and ironed them so that they fused/melted together and then cut a six-inch square.  I adhered some blue fabric scraps to a base and cut out the butterfly shape.  I added a bit of glitter to the edge of the wings because you got to have a bit of sparkle!  I hand stitched the middle of the butterfly to the base.  I bent the wings so that they sit up from the base.  Love how dimensional it looks!
I am linking with
http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/
http://www.quiltfabrication.com/
https://sewfreshquilts.blogspot.ca/

Monday, November 13, 2017

I heart Macro

'Then, one day, when you least expect it, the great adventure finds you.'  Ewan McGregor
I am linking with
http://image-in-ing.blogspot.ca
https://mersad-photography.blogspot.ca

Friday, November 10, 2017

Playing with Colour

Oil pastel on fabric landscape.  Clearly not high realism!  High realism will never be my thing but I do love a good landscape.  I can't wait to do some hand stitching on this.  My goal is to get this finished in time to enter it in a local miniature quilt show.
I am linking with
http://ninamariesayre.blogspot.ca/

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Art Journal Prompt #45

The prompt this week is assemblage.  Not a prompt that is perfectly suited for a journal in my opinion.   I kept the components lightweight in an effort to make it work for my journal.  It was fun to play with colours that are not typical for me.   The background paper I created many years ago in a workshop.  I am making an attempt to use up some of my overflowing decorated papers.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Work in Progress Wednesday

This is the start of my bead journal for November.  This is Paula Nadelstern fabric I bought at the spring shop hop.  I had planned to not buy any fabric on that shop hop.  I already have more fabric than I can use in my lifetime.  But when I saw this fabric I had to have it.  I decided if I am going to buy new fabric then I am going to use it and not put it away in my stash.  I think the beading is enhancing this beautiful design.
I am linking with
http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/
http://www.quiltfabrication.com/
https://www.supermomnocape.com
https://sewfreshquilts.blogspot.ca/