Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Today I made a rooster mosaic. You can see the glue is still wet. I'll grout when the weather warms up. 75

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Today I made a tumbler quilt for Safehouse. I don't have a picture of it, because there is no large space clear. But you can see one in my post on March 5. Just picture it in purples and pinks and orange. Number 74

Monday, March 28, 2011

Thses are fabric postcards. You saw the fish before, but I stitched it since then. I think I'll send out a bit of Spring to some friends. 73 for the year.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Pink Tulips is my entry for the Teachers' Exhibit at Two Twelve Arts in April. Just finished it today, number 69. the vase fabric is cotton lame, the rest are batiks.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Today I went to the Festifools FoolMoon workshop, and made a paper lantern fish. My daughter and granddaughter invited me along. It was a fun project. When this is dry, I may add colored paper to it. Number 68
Foolmoon is a procession on April 1st, at dusk, that starts at the UM art museum. All the lanterns will be lit up.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

I decided to count one point for each of the cooking sessions this week. I spent a lot of time on it, and cooking is an art. So, now the count is 67.
A good friend of mine gave me a gift of a custom made apron. It has Day of the Dead on one side, and Chocolate on the other. She knows me well. I love it. Can't think of better themes than this. And it's great to have for cooking frenzies, like the last few days.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Yesterday, a friend and I went to Hobby Lobby, and I got 4 books of beautiful scrapbook paper. I don't do much paper art, but these are so beautiful, I couldn't resist. I will use some in Art Salad class. Then, because a good day should last as long as it can, we went to Creative Papers Online warehouse, in Ann Arbor. Our eyes are full of eye candy.
When I got home, I made a huge pot of Stuffed Cabbage, my mothers' recipe. I now have 8 frozen meals of that, and six frozen lasagna meals from Mondays' cooking session. Times two, because each package is for 2 people. I don't cook often, so it has to last a long time.
Full eyes, full stomach, full freezer, aahhh!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Today I used all my energy making lasagna. This involves shredding eggplant, sauteing mushrooms and onions, browning meat, cooking pasta, mixing seasoning into cheese, cooking sauce with meat, and assembling it all. Then it waits in the frig for a while. Then I bake it, and eat it.Then it cools, and gets cut into portions, and frozen for other dinners.
It isn't really a days' worth of work, but I have a good book to fill in the between time. My granddaughter gave it to me. It's The Atlantis Complex, an Artemis Fowl story by Eoin Colfer. I really enjoy it. Read the other Artemis Fowl stories first, it's a series, written for children.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

I have changed the settings on my blog, to make commenting easier.
I'm up to 65 new art pieces this year, with this addition of fused glass.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

This is what I made. I had to practice before class. Numbers 34 to 51

Things my class made! I taught a fused glass class this week. Good to be doing fun things.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

If you go to Holland, Michigan, check out Shaker Messenger, a store filled with Folk Art, including mine! It's on River Street, just south of 8th. They have very nice pottery, wonderful paintings, by Irene Gates, and others. They also have a lot of Michigan foods!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Another new purse! I am having a good time. This has a magnet closure. Number 33
A purse with curvy flaps, my design. Number 32

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

My own design purse, made with Australian fabrics. Number 31

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A circle purse, made from a pattern by Square Rose. I love the fabrics, aren't they pretty together? I also got fabric for 5 more purses. Those will be my own design. number 30

Sunday, March 6, 2011

This Purple Chicken finished today, was started at the Baguettes getaway. The background fabric is quilted on all the lines, to enhance the chicken wire look. Number 29

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Black Rooster, red feathers.
Chicken pillow. numbers 27, 28
Angelina fibers are used for the butterfly and flower. This will be the Art Salad project on Monday night, at 6. People will make a small sheet of their own combination of Angelina fibers, and put it on a fabric postcard. Number 26
A felted journal cover, made at Baguettes retreat. Number 25. This was way fun.
Two folders, for holding business cards i pick up at art fairs. Numbers 23,24
The border is dark red, with gold compass designs.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Last weekend, at the Baguettes winter retreat, Deb and I cut a million tumbler shapes, from scraps. With my half, I made this queen size quilt top. It's shown here in strips, and I am sewing the strips together today. It's actually larger than it looks. I overlapped the strips, to make it fit on the bed. Number 22
Hawaiian Holiday has moved to the Saline library. Please go take a look. It'll be there until the end of March.

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