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One Down and One to Go


I am not sure how I am feeling about this piece. I love the colors. I think it evokes a gorgeous sunset. I had some trouble with my green flash, using just the mica chips, so I ended up embellishing with some glass beads in gel medium. It looks better in person than it photographs.

Here is a detail:


I don’t have time to dwell on this. I learned a bit about adding mica chips. I have to move on.

Next on my agenda is the final 12 X 12 piece in the current round. Terry selected twelve as our theme. I have known what I want to do, but not exactly how. Last night it hit me!! I have already started working on the images as it required quite a bit of computer work. Now I have to decide whether I want to print the images from  my computer to fabric or to make thermofax screens and print them. I am leaning towards the thermofax screens. I am very excited about my plan. I better be because it has to be done by Thursday morning.

I am bordering on exhaustion. Mr C is not able to do much so I am doing all the dog walking and training, and the work around the house that he usually does – which is quite a bit. I almost had a melt down at the puppy training class yesterday. The exuberant Scooter, who loves all other dogs and any person he encounters, was almost beyond controlling. He weighs well over 50 pounds and just about did me in trying to play with the other dogs and jump up and hug the humans.

Tomorrow morning, I have to take time away from creating to take Mr C back to the Dr’s office to have the catheter removed. I think he will feel much better after that. I am waiting for things to return to normal. I may have forgotten what normal is!! LOL!

9 Responses to “One Down and One to Go”

  1. Best wishes to Mr. C.
    I hope he feels much better today.
    I bet you appreciate him much more after taking on all his chores. We sometimes forget how much our lovers do for us. I am sure you will give him a big hug when his ordeal is over.
    I like the green flash.
    Order out and work on your 12 x 12 today.

  2. Jan says:

    This piece is fabulous! They always look better in person and this one must really be good. But hey, if you don’t have time to finish 12X12, don’t beat yourself up. It is supposed to be fun, not exhausting. Give yourself a break if you need it. This rain probably helps to keep you indoors, as it is me.

  3. Kristin L says:

    I can’t wait to see your 12 piece. I always find it so frustrating both to have an idea in my head but not really know how to make it reality, and to know what I want to do, but not have the time to do it. But you’re a doer, and you’ll make it all work out in the end. 🙂

    And then you’ll need a nap.

  4. kathy says:

    Wonderful piece, Gerrie. Glad Mr.C. is doing well.

  5. Dale Anne says:

    Another GREAT piece Gerry and I’m sure you’ll get the 12 X 12 down on fabric before the deadline…..sometimes we just need to brew over them in our heads & then it won’t take too long to actually make the piece.
    Hope Mr. C is back to normal soon!

  6. Connie Rose says:

    What a cool piece, Gerrie! Thanks for the reminder about gluing beads on — sewing takes forever!!
    Good luck with the doctor today. Take care of yourself, too!

  7. Deborah says:

    Your green flash is lovely and I am so happy you are feeling good about the direction of your 12×12. Sometimes you just have to wait for the inspiration to become clarified. (Even if it’s with not much time to spare.)

    Let the house stuff slide for a few days and order food in.

  8. mary says:


    I like the Green Flash. You probably need to step away from it and then look at it with fresh eyes in a few days.

    Take care of yourself….rest is a good thing.


  9. dee says:

    Thinking of you and hoping all goes well with Mr. C It’s not easy being the nurse and Scooter is a big ball of energy to try and control under the best of circumstances. Try to take a break-even if it’s for a few minutes.
    Very cool Green Flash. Can’t wait to see the 12×12. You ladies always do amazing work.