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Wordless Wednesday

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

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Pivoting

Friday, March 6th, 2015

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I finished these two pieces except for the zig zag edge.

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They are 18 inch square. I did zig zag free motion quilting on the green areas of both quilts.

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I am putting my solo show on the back burner. I found out this week that the gallery at Trinity will be in use during the time when conference attendees could come. It was going to be a very short show -10 days. Doing all that work for ten days and no exposure to SAQA members was just not worth it to me.

For me to get the work done, I would need to spend most of my time for the next six weeks getting it done. I could have done it. I hope to be able to do the show in 2016 when Trinity selects the next group of artists for exhibits. If not, I have lots of gorgeous fabric to play with.

Now, I have time to make work for shows that I thought I would miss, which is a very good thing. And, first thing to do, is get the kid quilts quilted and sent to New York.

Here are two things I did this week. I made a platter in the clay class, working with slab clay. It is a bit dorky, but we have such a short time to work that there is not enough time to finesse things.

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And here is a fun postcard that I made in the Photoshop class – I added Paige to a photo of the rose garden.

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Wordless Wednesday

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

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On Creative Overload

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

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This is a sneak peek at one of the pieces for my show. This will be titled Green Pastures, referencing Psalm 23. I had so much fun this morning, fusing and cutting into the fabric.

I am on my last week of the Photoshop Class. I have learned so much. So worth fitting it into my busy life.

I started a 5 week clay workshop at Trinity last night. It is just on Wednesday nights. He told us to make as many small objects as we could – he suggested food and body parts as well as pinch pots.

Here is some of what I did:

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claypears

It was very relaxing to play with clay.

I am on a deadline to finish this month’s homework for the EB Master Class.

I dedicated yesterday to getting it done. I have been so restricted with work space because the studio is maxed out with solo show stuff. I finally set up on the dining room table.

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I had made freezer paper patterns for this last year. I sorted them out on the big drawing.

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I started with this mess and some photos of where I left off last year plus my sketch.

It took all day, but I got it assembled. I ironed it to my big teflon sheet and moved it back in to my sewing room.

 

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I almost had a disaster today. I brought batting and backing from the studio and moved the teflon sheet to the sofa while I cut the batting and backing and fused them. The teflon sheet slipped off the sofa and I had to do some finessing to get it rearranged on the backing and fused. I finished quilting it tonight, but have not photographed it yet. I will do that in the morning.

I have to get the multi-purpose room cleaned up in the morning. Lisa arrives at lunch time to start the house hunting in earnest. She will be out on Friday and again on Saturday. It would be so great if she could find something this week-end that they can move into at the end of March when they move here.

Painting Red and Photoshop Fun

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

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I have had a lot of fun and learned a lot in my Pixel Ladies Photoshop Class. The above photo is this paint rag with two filters used to alter it.

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And here it is with a couple of other filters.

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And here is a really cool rendering of a photo of Paige and me.

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I am having a very good recovery of the injured arthritic knee. I have been taking walks again and sleeping without pain.  I made it to the studio to paint the red silk.

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I also pieced backs and cut the batting for the two kid quilts. Trying to make good use of my time. I have one more project in the works for my Master Class, but more about that in another post.