Saturday, June 18, 2011

Ending & beginning of another show.

Hoosier Roads & Rivers opens at the Well Cultural Center
June 24th 2011.
Abbie, Carol and I will install the show Monday.
Jasper County Art League members  will showcase their art.
The art quilt above shows the Kankakee & Iroquois Rivers
It will be part of a grouping with
 4 smaller ones that will continue the river.
That is today's  project. 
 My hand dyes threads arrived in the mail from Artfabrik.
Now I can add the hand work to the larger river quilt
I have been working on. It needs the grasses and leaves.

 I love the ducks I added. Makes it more believable.
 Andrew My 21 year old grandson helped me.
Thank goodness for the muscles.
Take down my solo show at the Wells Center last night.
The winter scene was the only one not sold of my
art quilts. I sold 10 pieces.  I think I have found my niche.
A couple from New Mexico bought 2 pieces.
Both were I think  two of my best.
I think the hand dyed threads from Laura  Wasilowski
makes them unique and special.
Thanks Laura. I always  order at the last minute
and she comes through.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

River art quilt progress.

Yesterday I spent the whole day working
on my Hoosier River Quilt.
This is the base  I started with.
               I added stitching and some paint.
               I printed yesterdays birds on silk 
               and applied them with heat n bond.
The ducks add a nice touch.

                       This painting is  my inspiration for the quilt.
           Today I will add the next layer.
           Hand embroidery with thick threads.
           I have until Saturday night to finished my entries.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Say Cheese.

Show in Michigan City, Indiana called
The Material Girl
is delightful. Doris Myers and I enjoyed a day out
to gallery crawl in Michigan city.
I especially loved the quilt
Say Cheese. 
                             The detail and workmanship is awesome.
                              I like to see art quilts  of different styles.
                 I can't imagine the time it took to complete the one below.
                                                            All those curves.

                     So if you have time go the the Lubeznik Art Center
                     in Michigan City, In and see this unique show.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sunday morning.

My moring walk was a cool one.
I love this weather warm days and cool nights.
Time for a day of quiet reflection.
My view from my studio window
is a peaceful one.