Saturday, December 12, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, October 03, 2009
Come with me on a tour of my studio for the Open Studios Event from Cloth Paper Scissors!
My studio is in the basement, or half-basement of our home. It opens to the backyard where I have a quiet sitting area and a garden which inspires me in my creative work!
Here is the garden with a birdbath. I love painting birds in my artwork and collages. They are even creeping into my quilting and fiberarts!
This door is painted one of my favorite colors, turquoise, and going through it takes us on into the studio.
Other watercolor angels from a different period in my life show are shown in my "Fallen Angel" painting.
A collection of art dolls from a bloggers art exchange hangs on one wall. These friendly creations seem to get along well together!
The small half-bath in the studio has completely collaged walls. This was one of my most fun projects, ever! I found wallpaper which had a text, blue on pale yellow and used it behind the images of my collage.
Part of my fabric stash at the moment....
Storage for sewing and art supplies are in this old handmade armoire and a chest of drawers rescued from the curb. The little white cabinet on top of the chest of drawers was from a thrift store. Mermaids hang on pegs nearby!
I love to piece and machine quilt on this antique Singer 301 and it's original table.
A turquoise painted wooden shelf holds art work by others and includes my totem crow feather.
I love storing my fabric and projects in bins and baskets on wire shelves which are tilted for easy viewing and access!
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
"Looking" for happiness.... "Looking" for a way out. "Looking" for new beginnings. "Looking" for hope. "Looking" for friends. "Looking" for beauty. "Looking" for meaning. "Looking" for good use of time and talent. It could be many things....always coming back to the abundance of blessings in life!
Monday, September 07, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
I had an envelope from a tea bag and some black tulle as well as lots of ephemeral images and scrap booking papers...the manila tag says "dream" when you pull it out. I may come back and past another page soon....
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Today I am reading this mystery. It features one of my totem images, a crow or blackbird.
This morning while checking on my little garden, I found the small black feather. (It has purple highlights). So I brought it in and went through my collage materials to see what I could do for a bookmark. Corrugated cardboard and a short purple ribbon for a start. I used craft glue and attached the feather.Now to decorate the reverse, smooth side...I found a small etching of a birds, a stamp with a woman's head, and two rubber stamps to use. The first is the silhouette of the crow, the other parts of a woman's face.