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Art Every Day 30

Monday, November 30th, 2009


Thus ends my endeavor to do art every day this month. I think I did quite well, all things considered. Now, I will have to come up with titles for my blogs again!!

I have been working on the pink challenge so I can’t show you anything. My other project involves getting the Twelve X Twelve quilts ready to go to Lark for photography for the book. I just printed labels on muslin which I will fuse to the back tomorrow. I also took photos of them just in case something should happen to them en route. My next job is to make a cloth bag to hold them. I wanted to  make some art cloth, but I don’t think I have time for that so will use some hand-dyed fabric.


Look at this cute guy. Lynn Krawczyk took a soy wax batik class with Rayna and used this little masher guy to make marks. I had to have one and found him on Amazon.

Art Every Day 29

Sunday, November 29th, 2009


I never really got around to do much today except to check up on the painting and glossing that I did yesterday. I am posting some sneak peeks of my pink challenge. Above is one. Here is another:


I painted some cotton for the backing. I added some mica chips just because.


The fabric was one of those white on white fabrics and the white pattern made a resist. It is kind of cool, but not what I am looking for.


Yesterday, Mr C and I ventured out to the mall late in the day to get some walking shoes (Scooter chewed one of my new ones – argh). We both got doorbuster bargains which were still available late on Saturday. Today, we attended Lessons and Carols at the Cathedral — an Anglican tradition that ushers in the Advent Season. It is a beautiful service of beautiful music and inspirational readings.

I have also spent a good part of the week-end doing SDA website maintenance. The weather has been glorious since Thanksgiving Day so we have enjoyed some beautiful walks with this guy.


Art Every Day 27

Friday, November 27th, 2009


I’m still feeling a bit stuffed, but enjoying the leftovers from yesterday’s feast at Steph’s home. This is one of the napkins that M & M tie-dyed.(Sorry for the blurry photo that I took with my iPhone.)  Here is how the table looked before we plundered it.


Except for the church key (smile), it looked like something out of Real Simple. Speaking of Real Simple, Steph and Maria’s first book, A Year of Mornings, was mentioned in the December issue.


I finally received a copy of the just published, A Year of Evenings. It is a lovely representation of evening light as you go through the year. I am so proud of my children and what they have accomplished.

After dinner we played a new game, at least to me, called Apples to Apples – the junior edition. It was so much fun. I presume that there is a regular edition, too. I must look into it.

The art for today was more work on the pink piece. I am not really enjoying it and so am trying to make it more interesting. Sometimes, I wish I had just done “Pretty in Pink” and be done with it!!

Art Every Day 25 and Thankful

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009


I am thankful for so much — my good health, my ability to indulge in creative endeavors, my wonderful and supportive Mr C, our new puppy, Scooter, time with my grandchildren, my family near and far,  and the many friends, new and old, that enrich my life. I am thankful that all of my children are in supportive and loving relationships. I want to wish all  of my USA readers a blessed holiday.

Not much art done today, that I can show. I have spent some stolen moments working on the pink challenge. I did my last minute marketing, made two pies, roasted a turkey that is going to our church dinner for the homeless, tomorrow, got my hair colored, did two loads of laundry and worked on the SDA website.  Some days, you just have to catch up with yourself.

I did receive a nice package of goodies that I purchased from the recent SDA auction — Fabulous Felted Scarves by Chad Alice Hagen and Jorie Johnson; Artistic Photo Quilts by Charlotte Ziebarth and the Quilting Arts DVD – Painting Fabric for Whole Cloth Quilts with Judy Coates Perez. Speaking of Judy, I love the piece she is currently working on.


Art Every Day 22

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009


What a surprise it was to have blue skies and sunshine for much of today, here in Portland, Orygun. I love going down to the Rhodie Garden at sunset on a day like this. I can look out over the reservoir to the west hills and see the last bit of sunshine illuminating the sky. All photos in this post were taken with my iPhone.



And, look, can you see the moon. We don’t often get to see the moon this time of year, so it has to be savored.


This morning, I got to see our latest art show at the Cathedral. In December, we have a show to benefit an organization, sometimes it is crafts from a third world country. This year it is work by homeless children who are mentored through a program called p:ear.  I was blown away by the work and much of the it is credited to anonymous. I used my iPhone to take some photos, but the gallery lighting really causes a glare.


I wanted to buy the piece on the right, but it had a red dot by the time I got to it.




In addition to selling the art, we are collecting art supplies for the program.

It was a jam packed day. This afternoon, we took M & M to see puppet portrayal of Rumpelstiltskin. The script was written by a fellow art’s commission friend, Sharon, about 15 years ago, for the puppet theater. We all enjoyed it very much. She had enough bawdy dialogue, to make Mr C and I laugh out loud.

In the lobby of the theater is this huge and strange chair with a sign that says, sit on me. So M & M did.



So, my art for today was taking photos and going to the theater. Works for me!!