Friday, August 10, 2018

Simplicity/ Solitude/Serenity

I had a little landscape but seemed rather “potholder like” so on a canvas it goes. Couldn’t find my glue gun so used this stuff I had in my hardware tool kit left from putting baseboards in my kitchen. Seems to work ok.

Of course not a perfect fit - need to put something on the bottom so it looks like I planned that empty space.

Printed words on paper and covered it with clear tape to protect. Don’t like the looks of the shells though 

Darker and more shells? A little yarn? Better but still not right

More yarn and small driftwood pieces found on the beach. - yes! Simplicity found in solitude causes the serenity of a finished art quilt πŸ˜‰

Friday, August 3, 2018

Black bird singing in the dead of night

Finished! I love a good moon, don’t you?

Did you know that Paul McCartney wasn’t writing about a bird? Here is part of an interview with him about the song

'I had in mind a black woman, rather than a bird. Those were the days of the civil rights movement, which all of us cared passionately about, so this was really a song from me to a black woman, experiencing these problems in the States: “Let me encourage you to keep trying, to keep your faith; there is hope.”

As is often the case with my things, a veiling took place, so rather than saying, “Black woman living in Little Rock” and be very specific, she became a bird, became symbolic, so you could apply it to your particular problem.'  

Friday, July 27, 2018

Red winged blackbird in progress

Picking out all the fabrics (my favorite part) I’ve got a good collection of black and grey batiks

Getting fused together on parchment paper

Background quilted

Next week he should be perched and singing in the dead of night, taking these broken hearts and learning to fly 🎼🎼🎼🎼 and now you are only waiting for this moment to arrive - 😍

Friday, July 20, 2018

Raven art quilt

I finished the raven this week. I like how he came out.
Been watching a lot of quilting arts tv lately. We don’t get in our area so I recently found out if you subscribe to the quilting company you can watch it online. Well worth the 8 bucks a month in my opinion.

That’s where this feather came from ( one of the episodes)

I also gave up on the 100 day project. Got sick of the leaf prints after 27 days and the other people in the group were fizzling out also so I suggested we change to a daily creative post. Do something creative every day be it sewing, drawing, inspirational thinking and post it every day. Only a couple of us are actually posting every day and most have dropped out of participation it I’m still doing it and have made a couple of “cyber quilting friends there”. There are still a couple people doing the 100 day project although not every day but that’s ok as long as people are creating stuff that’s important. 
Anyway it’s quilters daily creative post on Facebook - join us! 

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Raindrops on roses

 I’m learning how to paint raindrops. First a rose. This is with the paint wet.

And after drying with raindrops ( that look more like bubbles) but still pretty cool. The rose itself lost a lot after drying though. I tried adding more paint and screwed up the corner.
 Here is the first raindrop I made. Looks like a marble

 Second try, now these look more raindrop like. I think raindrops need to be irregular while bubbles would be perfectly round. So much fun to make  and gratifying. Something different. If you want to try just google how to draw a raindrop. You tube will show you how and it really is pretty easy. You can do it!

Friday, July 6, 2018

Notebook cover

Pretty in pink

Pink is not a color I use much but it looks good with the white and beige.

Love how this quilting turned out

Friday, June 29, 2018

Daily leaf continues

Tried making shadows on my leaves. Not great but not bad either

And finished a composition notebook cover. This I love how it came out. I know I keep saying how much I enjoy making book covers but it is so gratifying and each one is different. Plus relatively quick. 

I’m preparing myself for the 100 degree heat wave that’s coming. Not looking forward to it at all. No outside activity so the only good thing is that I will have more time to sew since there won’t be any dog walks for a week. 😩🐢