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Art Every Day 18

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009


I have just about finished the paint rag collage. I fused the dyed fabric strips to the black canvas. Next, I collaged the cut up pieces, arranging and rearranging, until I was happy. I glued them down and when the glue was dry, I did simple straight line quilting, using 4 different colors of thread.


I have not finished the edges yet, but I will probably not do much as I have used black felt as the batting so I think a simple zigzag will finish it off. Here is a detail.


Tomorrow, I want to make a time line for all my looming deadlines. I am really excited to get to work on some of the ideas that I have.

Art Every Day 17

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009


By this afternoon, I was feeling much better. The antibiotic and saline rinses did their jobs, and I returned to some normal activity. Did some major food shopping at Trader Joe’s; worked on the SDA website and attended a High Fiber Diet Meeting tonight.

I was itching to get back to my paint rag collage. I felt I needed something to make a more cohesive and interesting collage. I remembered some hand-dyed fabric with red and chartreuse in it.


I cut some strips to layer under the cut pieces. I also changed the background to black canvas rather than the plain cotton fabric. I need to continue working on the arrangement of the paint rag pieces. I also want to rearrange the red and chartreuse strips. It felt good to get something done.

At the High Fiber Diet meeting, several people divulged the themes that they are developing for the Bird’s Eye View show. They all sound very interesting.

Here is the postcard for the Significant Stitching show which opens this week-end. I love the piece that is on the card.



Art Every Day 11

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009


This is a paint rag that I used when I was painting my black hole pieces. I loved the play of colors. Today, I took some India ink and dribbled it over the piece. I cut it up and collaged it on a black background.


It is a work in progress.

I spent most of the day as Suzie Homemaker. The morning was given to tidying our bedroom and doing laundry. This afternoon, I started the clean-up of the postcard making frenzy. I finished it tonight so I have a clean slate for doing some art.

Tomorrow is STASH. We are going on a field trip to a new quilt shop in West Linn and will have a nice lunch together. I am looking forward to it.

Good Things

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Well, Scooter is definitely a good thing. He has made our life a little more interesting and gotten us off our duff to get him outside several times a day. It is the key to housebreaking — training the owners!!

Here are some more photos. I promise this is not turning into a dog blog. We gave him a bath and now his hair is a little curlier.



He is such a funny boy. This is how he drinks his water.


You looking at me?


I received the other two collages that I purchased from the Collage Mania auction to support the American Cancer Society.

This one is by my friend, Carol Larson in Petaluma. It is very textural and is called Nightfall. I love her work and am so happy to have a piece in my collection.


The other is by my friend Carol Suto from the East Bay area of California. I met her through Liz Berg. I have always been a fan of her work.


It is also a good thing that I am making progress on all of the stuff  I need to get done before I get on a plane Friday morning and head for Kansas City. I have been filling in my wardrobe with some new summer clothes and footwear. I just love these Merrill’s that I picked up over the week-end.


Another good thing is that tomorrow, I am dropping all of my duties and having a fun day with Sue Reno who is visiting from Pennsylvania. I will bring her by to see my messy studio and then Terry is picking us up and we are driving to Philomath (near Corvallis) to see Karen Miller’s big show and a High Fiber Diet meeting. We will take a leisurely drive through the wine country and stop for lunch.

The Silence…

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

was deafening. I got  no really positive feedback on the collage I posted last night. As I sat in the dentist’s chair this morning, I knew what I had to do. I needed to add more color and get the sweep of linear design elements more organized. I also decided to add a tiny border of one of the turquoises.


Here is a detail:


I will take this to STASH tomorrow and stitch down the binding.

The SDA piece is on the sewing machine, almost done with the quilting.