I like giraffes, did you know? So today I painted a few friends, Iris, Petunia and Bill.
I just finished this mosaic on a window. I made it for Deb and Jeff Kolar’s upcoming art show at Two Twelve Art Center. She issued a challenge to make art on glass. I have not done this before, and I like it. I think this needs to be in a garden.
I just grouted her. Now for a hanger, and she’ll swim off to be part of the fundraiser for FoodGatherers, at Saline Picture Frame.
Still having fun with this. I used USArtquest studio cloth, which is a fine canvas. I applied paint and napkins, along with a bit of Effectz, a very fine glitter. And I sewed it together with embroidery floss. This is for the Lemon Fairy. The pink and blue is for the Strawberry Fairy.
It will soon be available. It shows the whole process of making this Golden Geranium art quilt. I’ll keep you posted on the timing…
My dear husband found this book for me. I had it when I was about 7, but haven’t seen it for many years. In fact I wasn’t sure it was the same book until I opened it. All the stories and pictures are so familiar! This is the way I first learned of Red Riding Hood, and Three Billy Goats Gruff! I know this language , it is still echoing in my heart.
I have painted a few more things. This is one of them. Since I took this picture, I redid the stars. But you get the drift.
This is a meditative piece. I made it to reflect my lifelong connection to Lake Huron, family and other bodies of water. The colors, shells and stones are the lake. The turtles are me and my husband, meaning long life and long love. The 4 long shell shards are our 4 kids, and the cluster of 6 drops are 6 grandkids. There is a little mermaid at the bottom, for my water baby daughter, who is expecting twins this year. I feel I want to clasp this in my hand as I wear it.
Sketches made into bags. I’ll sew on buttons and fringe next.
I had such fun doing these last time, so I made more. The giraffe is mine, and the frog. The lizard is for Julie, the fish for Deb.