Wednesday, January 26, 2011

another collage with paint

I have never posted so infrequently as I have this month.  I do apologize.  I will try to get back on track for February.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Bead journal project for January 2011


I took a photo of the weed/flower Queen Anne's lace.  I imported that photo into my Kaleidoscope Kreator software and created the snowflake.  I printed it on silk charmeuse and then I beaded it.  The beading really is minimal but I plan to make these journal pages into a quilt - wallhanging.    Actually, I may still add some more beading - I am not sure.

Monday, January 17, 2011

collage with layers of paint

I apologize for not posting for so long!  Honestly time seems to have sped up.  I feel like I blink and week is gone!

I created this piece at a workshop with the fabulous Sandra Spagnuolo.  It is always so much fun to take a workshop with Sandra.

We started with small pieces of cut up magazine pages.  We glued them down and then added some permanent marker and water based marker.  Then we added layers of fluid acrylic.  At this point I found my piece too dark and so I added some watercolor crayon in lighter colors.

I am actually pleased with this piece.  I finally feel like I can do layers!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

etsy shopping fun

I ordered this fabric on etsy last week.  It is absolutely gorgeous sari silks.  It came all the way from India so fast!  Great service.  I just can't wait to play with it!  It is absolutely luscious!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

going no where fast

Lately I have felt like I am spinning my wheels and going no where.  I have some great ideas for art but they just aren't coming together.  It is a bit frustrating.  I guess we all feel that way sometimes.  It will pass.

Pictured above is the start of a journal cover, maybe.  It still needs a lot of work.  I have needle felted a number of different fibres to some cloth.  I have used angelina fibres, dubbing (fly fisherman's material), painted silk, silk fibres, satin and some yarns.  I think it has some potential and eventually it will come together.  It will come together once I am clear as to where I want it to go.

Sometimes having too many options stops me in my tracks.


This year I have chosen the 'FOCUS' for myself.  I don't do resolutions but choosing one word to concentrate on for the year is something I think will help me.  I can be so scattered at times.  Surely, focus will do me some good!

Rereading this post I realize it does not flow very well.  I don't know how to fix so I will leave it as is.  I think I need a nap.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

where has the time gone?

I thought that I wouldn't have much time to post on my blog in December.  I ended up posting more than I thought I would.  January is slipping past rather quickly though.  I am not sure where the first few days of the year have gone.  
Last week I had two of my nieces over to play with our cameras.  It was great to spend time with such lovely, creative young women!  I am blessed to have nieces that enjoy spending time with me!  The are wonderful young women and I enjoy spending time with them.
We were playing with black light and macro lenses.  What fun!  Pictured above is a shot that I am pleased to have taken.