Thursday, March 31, 2011

I love gardens.

This lovely garden wall was imported from England.
Several years ago it was used at Navy Pier
 in Chicago for the Spring Garden Show.
Its was finally moved to NW Indiana to this garden Center.
I just love love garden of all kinds.

My daughter  & I spent that  Sunday afternoon enjoying the flowers.
Take some time to imagine you can smell the roses today.
Soon it will happen.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Ready for Raku

April 8th we will do a Raku firing .
We were told to have our green ware ready by this Friday.
So Saturday through Tuesday noon I worked.
I am making some garden art.
This first one is a bird bath.
A simple form.
I threw some simple bowls.

 Than with slab construction I made some abstract forms.

 I made a fish to set in the bird water bowl.
The catch of the day.
Fish to raku.
These will hang on the wall.
Last years fish all sold .
People like fish.
 This wacky thing will be interesting to finish.
I don't know what possessed me.

I will show you the final results on April 9.
Have a great day.
Back to the sewing machine to work on the art quilts.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The start of something new.

With  one of my paintings as inspiration.
I prepared a new base of batik to paint with threads.
This one will be a fall theme.
 All blocked in and ready to stitch.
The next one will be a winter scene.
I will use this painting for inspiration.
 I can see the snow and shadows already.

I ordered some more # 12 thread from Artfabrik.
24 hours later it is here.
Wednesday I will begin to thread paint my next art quilts.
I hope to finish one by the week-end.