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Day 31

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

EBJanfinal

I decided to go through my art making for the year. It really is helpful to see everything that I have done. Most was done for my master class with Elizabeth Barton. I am looking forward to moving on, doing my own thing in 2016. The above piece was done to illustrate the importance of value.

movementexercise

ThisĀ  piece was meant to show movement. I hate it when I finished it, but now I am looking at it with new eyes.

lineworkturned

I pieced this one to showcase lines. I was happy to see that I could draft something and piece it to size. It is currently in a show in Coos Bay.

Greenpasturesfini

stillwaters

These were done for Sacred Threads – a diptych of the 23rd Psalm, now traveling to other venues.

gerrie4seasons

This was my out door installation at Trinity.

Ode-to-a-Tree

Ode to a Tree is traveling with the SAQA Oregon exhibit.

LookingUp

My biggest fail of the year. A good idea that I did not execute very well.

GNPweb

Done for the HFD show, but didn’t get in.

The following are my encasustic pieces which I love. I would love to be able to do more of these.

brownsilk

silkorganzacolorcorrected

graffitiwax

indigopaperwax

cheesecloth

 

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A sweet little piece I did for a book submission, but it did not get in. I like it, anyway!

GECDepthAugFinal

This was one of my favorite pieces that I did for the master class.

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This did not get into the SAQA show to which I submitted it. I took it to my crit group and our guest critiquer said it was not finished. I agree. I am going to add 1 or 3 oak trees.

ChristoGatesRedux

I love this piece, too.

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This was the last piece to get finished this year. I think it is quite special. I would like to make another, only larger.

So that is my year in review. Not bad, if I do say so.

Now on to 2016. Wishing all of you a wonderful and productive new year.

Finally, thank you to Cheryl Sleboda for the kick in the butt to get back to regular blogging.

 

 

Day 5

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

brownsweater

It is still Saturday here in Portland!! It has been a busy day. We attended a memorial service for a special friend’s husband and then went out to dinner and heard The Messiah with the Oregon Symphony. Just so beautiful and special at this time of year.

I have been working on another kid sweater. This one is brown.

That is it for today. I’ll be back tomorrow.

Day 3!

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

gatesrepair1

I was bothered by the odd placement of the background columns on this piece. I decided it could be an easy fix. I did the frog stitch (rip it, rip it) and removed the bottom of the offending columns and then lined them up with the tops. I will refuse them and requilt those area.

gatesrepair2

I will feel better about this piece because I think it is pretty good, otherwise.

On Monday, I got a call from the orthopedic PA that I have been seeing for the cortisone shots in my knees. I had emailed him last week to tell him that I am in constant pain and feel I need to pursue knee replacement. They wanted me to get new x-rays. I went down to the car to drive to the hospital yesterday morning and my battery was dead. I had left an overhead light on. I got AAA here to charge the battery. He said I needed to drive the car for 30- 45 minutes to charge it. So I drove around for 30 minutes and finally got to the hospital at 12:30. They took a bunch of x-rays of both knees. It was not fun.

This morning I got a call to come in and meet with a surgeon. So, Monday, I have an appointment. We shall see what comes of it.

Today, I had an appointment to get my a cut and color of my hair and Mr C had a dental hygienist appointment across town. So he dropped my off. My studio is in the same building so after my getting my hair done, I went up and cleaned up my studio and did some more work on this piece:

aspengrove

It is an assignment for my Master Class that I did not have time to finish. I will divulge more about this later, but suffice it to say that it is taking me lots of time to cur out all those little pieces.

Here is the view of what we call the Flying Geese bridge from studio.

studioview

I am now going to watch The Wiz and knit.

Wordless Wednesday

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

WW 10-14-15

Quilt Knit Stitch- See the Quilts I Loved

Monday, August 17th, 2015

qksredapplequilt

I know I have been missing in action, but for a good cause. I helped to coordinate an information table at Quilt Knit Stitch 2015 for Surface Design Association. We set it up on Wednesday and the show ran Thursday – Saturday. We had a display of swatches of samples of surface design techniques by our members and lots of journals to peruse.

QKSSDAtable

 

The opening quilt up above was in the red quilt show that debuted in Houston. I liked the more modern versions of the red quilts. That one was made by Betty Hahn, an artist that I really admire.

qksredapplemaker

Here is another innovative red quilt.

qksredquilt

qksredquiltmaker

We were next to an exhibit of work by students in Jane Dunnewold’s master class. Some of these pieces were my favorites in the show. Here are some I especially liked.

qkspoppies

This piece was so gorgeous – hand dyed and discharged and some applique of poppy heads.

qkspoppymaker

qksstoryhasholes

The hand stitching on this is really lovely. It has sections of hand-dyed gauze laminated to the surface. It needs to be seen up close.

qksherstoryhasholessign

qksjanefeatherstudy

This is one of Jane’s pieces that is digitally manipulated and printed by Spoonflower and then quilted.

qksjaneduunewoldsign

qksuntitled3qksuntitled2qksuntitled1

These 3 pieces had such gorgeous surface design.

qksuntitledmaker

qksgraffiti

Another gorgeous piece with surface treatment.

qksgraffitimaker

Here are some other random pieces in the traveling special exhibits.

qksdennisleaf

Sue Dennis of Australia makes such lovely quilts using leaves. She does rubbings, printing and applique.

qksleafmaker

qkssafeharbor

Another fabulous quilt by Betty Hahn. It is painted!

qkssafeharbormaker

qksbigpink

This is a small modern quilt with Big Pink, our iconic building here in Portland.

qksbigpinkmaker

I always love a Betty Busby quilt. This one was in the SAQA Redirecting the Ordinary exhibit.

qksbusbycorrosionsigh

qksbusbycorrosion

My regular readers may recognize this as the big sister to a SAQA auction quilt that I purchased.

qksbeyondwords

qksbeyondwordsmaker

 

And here is the little sister.

 

 

Lombrozo

Hope you enjoyed this sampling of quilts from Quilt Knit Stitch.