These are really sweet. You can buy pre-stretched silk on round or square "hoops" as they call both of them. Its white and ready for you to dye it or decorate it! https://www.dharmatrading.com/techniques/silkpaint/silk-stretched-hoops-pack-of-3.html Then you can stitch 3 or 4 panels together and put a "candle" behind it... for safety sake I used the little battery tea lights!
I know -without the flash they are blurry but you see the tea lights; with the flash, they are in focus without the romantic lighting!!!!!!!!!!
A visit to Nostalgia in Knoxville produced these interesting, weird and or inspiring images last week!
saw these gorgeous flowers at the library in Morristown... I just love summer flowers, don't you? must capture some of this in an artwork!
Meet our new family members, the zebra finches. They are so cute, we used to have some of these and we started traveling a lot and sold them. Sooooooooo, what should I name them? Frick and Frack? Tick and Tock? Ari and Maria? Ted and Ethel? Alpha and Beta? those are awful names I know, someone HELP!
Yay another UFO finished! I started these wonderful woodpeckers 2 winters ago in FL. They are very common and have a wonderful time tearing around the bottlebrush trees as seen here. It has been ALMOST done for nearly 2 years so now it is done!!!!!!!
Always a nightmarish experience to me, photographing my quilts is hairy indeed. It is so hard to do their best... often they look only like a shadow of their former selves. Inside the house the ceilings are so high and the artificial light so insignificant that it just gets lost and there is no help for it. At least outside you can get better definition, unless there is too much light!
Is this how the pros do it??
Finished a modern mini quilt challenge for Wisconsin Public Television with Nancy Zieman and Quilt expo. It had to be 24 inches square or less, be modern in style and design and colors. I just stumbled onto doing this design with solids and chevron fabric, but loved how it turned out and love how it makes "hidden" designs by accident. Stars and Squares could be the name, but I called it Totem as a bow to its Native American colors and arrow like shapes.
Finished this ufo a little while back and then realized I never photographed it very well or posted it to my store... I just love cockatiels... they are sooooooooo affectionate.
My friend is making a quilt for an auction at a marine educators conference in June and she was looking for ideas and looked at my Tidepool quilt...
She asked me to make her some shells that would be washable (the above is an art quilt and they are colored pencil tinted so I don't consider them wash proof) so I painted hers with fabric paints.
So these are ready to go squares with little works of art! She has great plans and these plans include baby sea turtles... can't wait to see it!
Garden is just so full of gorgeous flowers! I hope I can take enough pictures so save them for later reference.
If that is not enough, we have another rhododendron and it is a different color...
So many beautiful blues...
and don't forget yellow!
Do you call these rocket flowers or tritoma? We had them in the backyard when I was 10.
I have always been an artist and with art quilts I have found a way to combine my two loves of painting and textiles.