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Day 31


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.


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


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.



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


This was my out door installation at Trinity.


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


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


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.








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


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.


I love this piece, too.


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.



2 Responses to “Day 31”

  1. Connie Rose says:

    Great quilts this year, Gerrie! I didn’t see the very top one before now, and I love it. Happy New Year to you and your family. Glad you’ll be getting a new knee in 2016. Love you!

  2. Jeannie says:

    What a busy year you have had. I love (really and truly) your latest piece, and the one above it. I am desperate for color at this time of year. (When in Bellevue, I stopped at the quilt store and bought Amish like solids. LOL!) Wishing you the best that 2016 could possible hold for you. Especially the knee and the ability to be more mobile with less pain. Here’s to creating, living large, and laughing loudly.