January 19, 2012

the forest floor

This is one of the fun projects on my work table.

  It's a hand painted mini art quilt.

 It's still in the beginning stages and nothing is finished about it, not even the brown background. 
I know I want brown, but not that one.

The Guild I belong to has it's quilt show in March. (check here)  We host a little silent auction of member's work.  This piece will be in the auction.

I've been looking at some of my photos and drawing out leaf and flower shapes into my sketch pad.  Then I transfer the shape over to cloth using my chalk pencil.  The cloth is doubled and stuck together with Misty Fuse.  The elements are cut out after painting and will remain raw edged.  
Dimension and quilting will be added at the end.

January 15, 2012

the grieving heart

Today is the Fiberactions art quilt group reveal.
 color challenge #1

 As my small New England community mourns the loss of two young men with in the past 10 days; I put my colors away.

black - the absence of color  
Black silk sateen, Kimono black silk thread. 
8 1/2 x 10 1/2


January 5, 2012

new work

plain white muslin quilted

 painted white with gesso and left in the sunny window to dry
 the sun went in

  eventually it dried

so then it could be painted with shades of brown
and then left to figure out the next step

This is part of the Fiberactions color challenge which is due 1/15/12
-check back then and see what this has become and what the other members have created. 

January 1, 2012

Happy New Year's Day

Today seemed like a good day to putter around and get some things done around here, 
but then the weather turned spring like

so we headed out on foot and enjoyed the day.

The colors of today were brown, orange and green when normally they would be closer to snow white, sky blue and grey. 

I liked this road sign combo . . .

It'll be back to the routine around here tomorrow.  

Happy New Year!