Monday, June 29, 2009

This quilt is done. She is called Girl Without a Pearl Earring. I fixed her glasses, and her face.

This is my friend Deb. She is showing you a small part of her display at Two Twelve Arts, in Saline, Michigan. She is part of the Breaking Traditions show, now at Two Twelve. One whole room is Deb Kolars' fiber art. It looks wonderful. see her blog, soon at the link Cut, Stitch, Paste.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

This is Pot of Marigolds. Look at the back close up, the quilting shows up really well. This will be for sale in the new show at Two Twelve Arts also.

This is Love at the Lips. This will be for sale in the With One Voice Breaking Traditions show at Two Twelve Arts, starting Monday.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Celebrating my birthday yesterday, with the Baguettes. I love you guys.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

I made a couple improvements, can you see them?

(dragonfly, frog, open flower)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The first look at a lily pad quilt. It also is a koi quilt, 2 for 1. When it's quilted, it will look a lot better I hope. Number 158.
The latest fish quilt, quilted. Can you see any detail in the closeup?

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I get my ideas from everything. The picture of a girl with glasses, is from Girl with a Pearl Earring, by Vermeer(?), and a painting I saw in a magazine, which reminded me of that one. Today I thought of making a flamingo, an underwater skull, with seaweed in the eye, a lily pad pond with koi, a bird silhouette against the setting sun, two fish underwater looking at a worm on a line, cactus on cliffs, and several other things. Don't know if I'll do any of them yet. Except the lily pads, and the skull. Definitely the lily pads. If I have the right deep greens. I need more time to play.

This is a new fish, made up north yesterday. We mowed and mowed and mowed. When we were done, I fished. You can see the pins on it, the colored spots. I have some pieces of sparkly netting pinned on. Number 157. Can you see the crab? That's me, Cancer the crab. My birthday is Thursday! I'm a water sign, that may explain why I walk like I have my sea legs.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

This is number 156, Girl with Broken Glasses. Does it look like me?

Another fish! number 155. This is fresh from the sewing room today. It's 20" by 24". I was thinking of eating locally, being a locavore, while I made it.

Friday, June 19, 2009

I made a fish today. I am hoping to be a featured artist in Macs' Seafood Shack, so I figured I'd have to display some fish quilts. This is my first one. It's 20" by 24". number 154.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Hot off the sewing machine! Just finished, this one is spoken for already.

A bag for a knitter, number 153. On the front is a resist painting, stitched very closely by hand. It's a pocket for a pattern book. The bag has a flat bottom, so it will stand when full of yarn.

On the back are pockets for stitch holders, and row markers.
Inside there are needle pockets, and a scissors pocket, and one for keys.

Three more mosaics grouted today. You saw these when I made them. I used blue grout on the aqua squares, off white on the others.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Four more mosaics grouted today. Cool, damp weather is good for grouting. I used brown grout on these. You saw them before grouting.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A new bird, made today. I'll use dark grout on it.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Three pieces grouted today. Already counted.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

A welcoming fellow in Old Town Plaza. Back to work tomorrow, lots to do.

Karen introduced us to locals.

This was by a shop that featured 7 traditional artists.

Looking into a courtyard.

St Francis, peeking through the trees in a cafe patio.

Too bad Prickly Pear won't get this big in Michigan.

Walking around Old Town.

Enjoyed the beautiful weather, and plaza, and especially our daughter.

There was music in the Old Town plaza Thursday night.

Poki and his mom.

Poki the flying pup, with Rick.

We saw her a couple times.

I ran into a friend of mine on the street.

This is a performing arts center in Santa Fe. The adobe architecture is all over town.

An iron donkey in Santa Fe.
Karen and Rick, taking the train to Santa Fe.

The colors here are very cheerful. Our first day was a lot of fun.

The first cowboy I met in Madrid.

These buildings are at the crossroads.

The little city of Madrid. It has very picturesque art galleries.
These are the first pictures of us in Albuquerque. We were at San Felipe De Neri church, founded in 1706. Beautiful church, in a lovely plaza in Old Town.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Remember this? I showed you Saturday, when I made it. Now it's grouted, in brown. I like the dark grout.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

A Mexican Stool Pigeon, just finished. I am showing you all the legs, so you can see the snakes. And one leg has donuts, in case you get hungry while seated. Number 151.

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