Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday is cleaning day at my house.

It is going to be a good day. I always enjoy
cleaning the studio. I need a clean slate to tackle
 the bulletin board full of new ideas.
I am knee deep in scraps and threads.
Time for a new start.
I want to do some printing on organza and overlay
that onto abstract forms.
So many ideas but I usually get bogged down in
some mundane quilts. I need to make something
unique. With all the talent out there it is hard
to come up with an original idea.
Well I am off and running.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

A day at the Indiana Dunes

I have been busy in the studio making small quilts.
 I finished 2 - 12 by 12 art quilts of the Indiana lake shore.
I have 20 small ones done. Enough already.
I am finally getting tired of this series of small quilts.
Friday I will clean the studio and start a different
series, more abstract maybe. I find it is best to
straighten up before a new venture.
Had a nice dinner with
my husband for Valentines. We usually stay in so
it was unusual to have a date on Valentines.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A Year Of Art

A year of art kicks off today
How you can help. PLUS
Your chance to win the beautiful tote and book above.
1. Donate any amount and be entered in a drawing with one grand prize worth more than $1550
2. Bid on eleven artworks donated by Pamela Allen, Pokey Bolton, Linda Colsh, Jane Davila, Vivika DeNegre, Jane Dunnewold, Jamie Fingal, Laura Wasilowski, Yvonne Porcella, Karen Stiehl Osborn, and Virginia Spiegel (who has organized this amazing fund-raiser)
The goal is $8000 in just 8 hours. In the past over $220,000 has been donated to the American Cancer Society to fight cancer. With your help, that total will surely grow to nearly $230,000 on February 12 and 13.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

10 Finished 12 to go.

 Finished 10 of the 8 by 10 series art quilts.
I just have 12 to 15 of these to finish and
I will be back to larger art quilts.
This grouping is quilted and mounted on
stretched canvas frames. I find that people
appreciate being able to hang the quilt
like a painting. This scene is in Wisconsin.
The  road to the Cabin in the Woods.
 The others are photos taken of the pond last
summer. The waterlilies and frogs are fun to
watch over the summer. I usually do not work
in bright colors but I like these.
For Art Mix these quilts will be a reasonable
priced art quilt. They are easy to make
I had fun silk screening the background.
Now for a quiet Sunday.
Have a good one.