Saturday, June 23, 2007

I am a Hydrangea

I am a

What Flower
Are You?

"You are just a little bit of a show off and like to prove just what you can do. Every time someone double-dog-dared you, you proved that not only could you do it, but you could do it with style." Hmmmm..interesting.

Friday, June 22, 2007

ATC Technique Swap

These are Crayon Melt ATCs that I just finished for the 60/60 Technique swap on Art Techniques. I grated some old crayons with a cheese grater, placed them in between two layers of watercolor paper, and ironed them. Be sure to lay down an extra layer or two of plain paper on the ironing board, and on top to protect your iron. Then I layered different colors of diluted acrylic paints: greens, turquoise, and tomato orange. Finished it off with a little copper metallic. I'd like to try this technique with some other color combinations. Each card measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Catching Up and a Spider Story

These are a few things that I had been working on a month or so ago, and just never got around to posting:

This is a page for the "3 color" swap on Collage Unleashed. I did Traci Bautista's technique of paint scraping, then stenciled through punchinella, and stamped with a dragonfly stamp and a handmade swirl stamp. These are ATCs that I did for the 25/25 Technique swap on Art Techniques ATC group. I painted with dye on paper towels, stitched with metallic and variegated threads, and sewed them to a piece of cardstock.
These are ATCs for the "Asian" swap on Fiber Art ATCs. I sewed tiny pieces of red fabric (.5 x 1.25 inches) together, sewed on the gold metallic bias tape, and added the Chinese Coin pendant.
These were experimental pieces for the Raw Art "Every Day Art Project". Each piece is 6 x 6 inches. I played with melted crayon, paint, handdyed cheesecloth, and finished the edges with variegated yarns. They remind me of Ink Blot tests! What do you see?
I signed up for some new swaps--and I feel like I am slowly getting out of my rut. I have been continuing to declutter and organize. I was on a roll going through old quilt magazines, and keeping only articles that I am interested in, or images that I can use for collage. Until yesterday, when I went out to the garage to get another set of magazines, pulled the stack out, and there was one of the biggest spiders I have ever seen! He had to be 2 inches across--YUK! I absolutely HATE spiders! I have goosebumps just thinking about it. I managed to kill it, then hid in the house the rest of the day. Forget the magazines for now.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

I've Been Tagged!

I've been tagged by Cindy at So, I need to post 7 random facts about myself. Here goes:

1. I am a night person. For years I tried to be a morning person, but no go. I love to have some quiet time at night before I go to bed to create, and decompress at the end of the day.
2. I am a Capricorn. Born Dec. 27th--I am not going to tell you the year :)
3. I am a "dog person". We have two mutts, and they are like our children.
4. My favorite band is Duran Duran--don't laugh.
5. I am a huge Kurt Vonnegut fan. R.I.P.
6. I hate to fly.
7. I love the ocean.

I hereby tag:

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Muse on Vacation

The reason that I have been so quiet lately is that after I got back from my trips, my Muse went on vacation. She didn't tell me where. She didn't tell me when she'd be back. Left with no warning, no forwarding address. I've been patiently awaiting her return. Tried to make art without her--its just no fun. Been cleaning up my work space meanwhile. Catching up on work. Just not much art. I have a feeling that she'll be back soon. And then, watch for more art!