Sunday, September 12, 2010

SAQA 2010 Benefit Auction

12" x 12"
Several weeks ago I sent this work, "Playtime", 12" x 12", off to SAQA, Studio Art Quilt Associates, for inclusion in the annual fundraising online auction which begins on September 20th. It is one of many that will become available over a period of several days.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Flower Child

Another response to a challenge. It was fun to do. Sharpies with alcohol sprayed to blend the colors on white fabric is how her face was created. The flowers were Lutrador coated with a thin coat of Gesso before being run through the printer. The challenge was issued on April 23rd, response to be posted best case by May 1, 12noon. I actually posted it on Sunday May 2nd. It is a happy piece that I was happy working on.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Another Challenge Response - Love the colors in the Cheez-It box

This month's Fast Friday Fabric Challenge was, as usual, interesting. The challenge was to find product packaging to use for the color scheme, create a still life based on nature, specifically plants. I'm not so sure the still life objective was met, but I had fun working on this. I manipulated a photo - cropping, applying filters, turning into a sketch, and replacing colors, then drew the sketch onto fabric which I then painted and quilted.

The product packaging was Cheez-It crackers, sometimes found at my house. Red and orange are very appealing to me lately. Abstracting from photos is always fascinating to me. All in all, creating this little study piece was fun, satisfying, and a good start to the new year.

Friday, January 1, 2010


My wish for everyone in this New Year is to find even more joyful moments each day. I remember to find those moments by trying to spend my day immersed in the present rather than thinking of the next to do. I create those moments when I do what makes my heart sing - being with those I love, doing what I love, experiencing or creating art, surrounding myself in nature, hearing music.