Sunday, January 15, 2017

Lazy weekend

 I live in a special place.
Tucked away in the woods
on top of the hill.
The sun shines through the trees creating a mood
 The cold air in the winter creates a foggy landscape
out the back yard.
Enjoy a peaceful week end.
Peace to all.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Can you see a quilt in these.

 Looking those older photos I get ideas.
 I get ideas for art quilts.
I think these have great potential.
Do you?

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Red and White

 Today I am drawn to Red and White.
Berries in the winter.
 Cardinals in the snow.
Susan Brubaker's Red Door.
Such a splendid quilt.
Seen at Chicago International Quilt Show.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Liquid sunshine

Its January and time to drink some of the fruits of
our labors from the summer.
This is when we really enjoy our juice
We are currently searching the seed catalogues
looking for the seeds we want for this summers
garden.  Now is the time to order.
Have a great day and I will put some juice in
the frig. to enjoy later today.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Looking back and learning.

 As I prepare to walk around the corner of 2017
I just have 1/3 of the studio to clean.
Hopefully I will finish today.
 Its been an eye opener to see the art I made 10 years ago
How much I have learned  from all the other artists.
Thanks Doris, Bonnie, Katie, Lyric, Jane, Anita, Susie
 Kate, Barbara, and so many more.
Keeping good company is worth it.
 Its remind me what worked and what I can expand on.
Looking at the 27,000 photos showed me some horrible
starts. Some really nice pieces.
Reminded me of who has my favorites.

 The heron painting I kept.
I really need to do more with silk.
Like the birds nest.
Here's to a new year.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Sunshine for a winter morning

 I have been busy.
Transferred 27,000 pics to my desktop.
I have edited out 14,000 so far.
It has been interesting.
Especially how from 10 years ago how much
stuff I have filled all 3 rooms in my basement
studio with quilting things.
Need to pare down.
Sew up that fabric into art.
 Each January I clean and organize my studio
before I let myself create.
Almost done.
Sorting the photos has given me IDEAS.
I am ready for 2017

Wednesday, January 4, 2017


 I watched a video of manipulation of photos to
make awesome fabric.
I was so excited that I took photos of my dye rags
Old bedsheets from the Radison that I use to soak up
extra dye when making fabric.
 Than I had a abstract painting .
Water color on Yupo paper.
Wow this just as is will make awesome fabric.
You can see where I am headed.
My new training me from home with videos
to learn something new.