August 27, 2014

A TEENSY problem..

So, I started doing some thread sketching of the grasses that are going to be under that tree, and decided to do Ella's tail the same way.

But a teensy problem developed.

August 25, 2014

Making Progress on ....

Ella, as it turns out. 

When I conceived this piece, my intent was to have foliage against this African evening sky, but after I'd fused down my tree and imagined the upcoming grasses and what not - I realized, that I couldn't resist adding something more friendly. 

All of sudden, this little piece is about Ella - my little elephant who shows up from time to time. I imagine that it's bedtime for little elephants - and Ella's mommy is just outside of frame, coming with some nice grasses for Ella to eat.

So here is the tree, just lightly outline quilted - but I wanted to bring the background forward more, so...

 I needed to quilt it more heavily.

Finished piece on Wednesday.  See you then?

August 22, 2014

Week Links Post 30

More street art - this time from Irony & Boe in London, UK - check it out at This Colossal here

Over at Red Dot blog they have posted a series of instructional videos and podcasts for artists. Great stuff! Cheek it out here

At National Geographic photography blog, they have posted some the AMAZING work of Klaus Pichler - who somehow makes rotting food look gorgeous. No really! Check that out here

Huffington Post has an article about the artists statements of the Old Masters. With the exception of Rembrandt, they were just as pseudo-intellectual and incomprehensible as ours are, proving that some artists have always been pretentious. ;)  Check them out here

If you haven't seen Ann Loveless's piece "Sleeping Bear Dune Lakeshore" (which won the Google Art Prize [$200,000!] for 2013), you can see her art quilt at Art Hub in Grand Rapids, MI, where it will be on view until the next competition starts.  You can see the piece (and read about it) here

I posted these on Facebook a couple of weeks back, but didn't share them here, so have a look at these beautiful 3D art pieces that are housing for hermit crabs. You read that right! :) Check it out here

World of Threads has an interview with Megan Skyvington here

And that's it!

Have a great weekend and see you on Monday!