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A Good Day

Today started off a bit bumpy but is now what I see as a good day. A day when I used the Scarlet O'Hara method of dealing with life and just said oh that is for another day and walked into my studio and reclaimed happiness. These days are a blessing and I embrace them with all my heart. 

Here are a few of my latest pieces I've gotten done since the last post. 
The scarab is from Egypt and is beautiful front and back so I wanted to design something so both sides  would show. The copper wings have a blue/green patina. 
Simple little earrings of corrugated copper.
Very bright blue sea glass with a woven wrap and hand made clasp
Little metal tubing experiment
Copper kissed with fire and a inlay of aluminum with a swirl of pretty colors
pretty little things all come together
A few found objects - relics of my past
A little of my signature style


These are boxes but they are so cool I just couldn't pass them up. They will be risers in my booth to sit displays on. 
I've made other earrings and…

Very Good Mail Day

Since my dear Bobby passed away going to pick up mail at the post office has turned into a drama most of the time. So when I can go and pick up something that is not a bill or horrid something or other I have to deal with it's good. 

This was a very good mail day.  The lovely ladies in the "Love Of Art Quilt" group on Quilt With Us got together and made this for me. I'm so very touched. I was talking to my friend Paula when her hubby snapped this so I didn't "pose" with a smile but this quilt makes me very happy and all warm inside. 

Here are some close ups of just a few of the blocks.









There was also a beautiful poem printed out and pieced into the back of the quilt and a really cool necklace/locket that is a pocket watch. You can see if you have seen my art that these ladies really took special care to do things I love so much and use my fav fabrics and topics/techniques. It's so very special. 

Today my beloved has been gone 3 months - I miss him so ver…

Planning Ahead

During grief my plans for my creative self are all that get me threw. They give my mind someplace to go and not be pulled into a sadness, but to think of joy. I'm so very lucky I have my creative self to hold me up. To keep me from falling into a place I do truly not want to go. I know I was given this gift to help myself and make others happy - so for now I will grab hold of it and ride it into my future. Planning shows and trying very hard to work at my bench - I have to push myself but things are getting made - thou very slowly. 

Music City Modern Quilt Guild is having a dye workshop next Saturday (Aug 16th) which I'm excited about. I've not been to one of the meetings in months and it will be nice to see folks again and play with dye. I love dying fabric so it will be great to get some pointers from a real pro like Jayne. Here is her blog - and her Etsy
This weekend we are celebrating my niece's collage graduation - wow time flies. Speaking of time flying my little…