Friday, May 27, 2016
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Friday, May 20, 2016
This dilapidated house with two old Sycamore trees always catches my eye on a local Pinelands road, especially when the sun is strong and the tree bark gleams white. I may work on this more later. The real scene is much more interesting than my drawn impression, but I'm happy with it.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
This is not as soft as the hand-woven rayon/chenille scarf in my last post, but it's chunky and warm. I bought the merino wool yarn from the weaver at a craft fair who was spinning while everyone watched. It's artsy with all my favorite colors, so I knitted this scarf. I love it!
Friday, May 13, 2016
No, I didn't weave this scarf (wish I had). I won it as a door prize, and I was thrilled to have one this beautiful! The weaver is Dana Zeck, and I asked her what yarn she used. Sorry, I forgot her reply, but it is the softest and smoothest handwoven item I've ever felt. Could it be bamboo, or a combination of silk and bamboo? Gene, can you tell what it is? PS...Just found out its RAYON-CHENILLE yarn
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Monday, April 18, 2016
Painting with watercolors was always hard for me, so I now hesitate to try again. However, in a brave moment while recently shopping, I bought watercolor paints and paper. When I got home, I suddenly wondered "what was I thinking?"! So, I returned them to the store. Then I found this old, skewed watercolor image done during my obsession with trees in the 7Os. Now I'm feeling like I might really want to try again. First up, shopping for watercolor paints and paper...
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Friday, April 15, 2016
Getting back to my roots in art, I recently bought some drawing paper and supplies. After decades of not drawing it took some time to get a feel for it again. I had forgotten how lost I can get in being creative this way, time just flies by! This is rough, but it's a start.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
The swap group theme for April brought out many varied designs, each one special. This is the one I sent to my partner, a 14" x 20" mini with a bright floral print layered underneath glittery organza to suggest raindrops. I didn't want to give this one up!
Monday, April 11, 2016
A fellow blogger, Katie of "The Red Tin", once sent me a lavender sachet that was more artistic than mine shown here. She had made a stamp, and that inked image appeared in the center of her heart. I don't do stamping, but the basic idea stayed with me. My sachets are simply two layers of scrap fabric sewn together with wonderfully aromatic lavender buds in the middle. It's a good way to use scraps, and they make great little "add-on gifts" to include when mailing swaps.