September 29, 2014 2 comments

Peach Surprise

Now that this one and "Courting" are mounted, I've noticed that these little backgrounds of painted papers are quite lovely, but having made them a couple of years ago, how they're put together is not up to my current standards.
Consequently, "Peach Surprise" and "Courting"will be offered at deep discounts when they go up for sale in November. ;) Nevertheless, I am quite pleased with them stylistically.

And, the thing I'm learning with these little ones - painting directly on lutradur? Welllllllll....
September 26, 2014 5 comments

Backwards post...Anatomy of a Painted Peach.

Finished peach.

But before that, there was...
September 24, 2014 3 comments

First one: Done!

Here's the little lady on her branch; and here's her Mister...
September 21, 2014 4 comments

And so it begins..

The madness that is (shhh!) CHRISTMAS. *ducks*

I know, I'm sorry - it's very early to be talking about Christmas, but the small pieces I made last year and sold before Christmas have been remembered, because I have had three inquiries already "When is your Christmas stock going to be ready?" - the first such inquiry was at the beginning of August! *shudder*

Although I didn't think of those small pieces that way at the time, they are of a size and price point that's perfect for gift-giving; and now that it's nearly October, I suppose I should get on with making them, right?

September 19, 2014 6 comments

Peace Felt

Have you heard of Peace Felt

I hadn't either, but back in the early summer, a friend of mine was all excited about the concept. Members of Peace Felt each year, exchange a piece of felted art, "For Peace to be Felt in hearts across the world." Now, it's me - so you know I have a more practical point of view, and didn't quite understand how my exchanging art with a random stranger was supposed to allow peace to be felt. 

Nevertheless, my friend was quite excited about it, explained that we would each get to know someone who lives in another country, and we would be able to "dialogue" with one another. She wanted someone to join with her, and since I didn't see the harm, I joined. 

Of course, my friend didn't. :/

*ahem*  Anyway, this is my contribution to my partner, who ...
September 17, 2014 2 comments

Wordless WIP Wednesday


September 15, 2014 6 comments

Nature Cries:

Finally finished? Well sort of... at least it's close enough. :)

This is actually a two-hander, the first panel - this one, is called Nature Cries: The second panel is now underway, but I haven't completely finished it because I'm not certain whether I'm going to mount the two pieces on separate panels, or whether I'm going to join them as one. 

But let's explore the details, shall we?
September 13, 2014 2 comments

Week Links Post 32

At This Is Colossal, they're showing Yulia Brodskaya's art made of quilled paper - so interesting! here

Also in paper work, Hari & Deepti have made some eerie and beautiful paper sculptures here

Over at Textile, they have an interview with Corinne Young who makes embroidered assemblages. Some *very* interesting work. Check that out here

In today's amusing, unexpected, and NSFW art, artist (and grandmother) Holly Stewart is making installation penises out of quilts, afghans, beads... here

In this week's street art, Os Gemeos (Octavio and Gustavo Pandolfo) have made some amazing painted silos that you'll find at Bored Panda here

HyperAllergic has an article about Ai Weiwei and cats. No really! here

And just to end it all the right way, here's Overhead In The Art World.

See you on Monday with the finished piece!

September 10, 2014 2 comments

In the home stretch...

I really thought I would have a finished piece for you today - I only had a bit too finish, and though I knew I would be on vacation all last week, I figured it would only take Monday and Tuesday night to finish up. 

Alas - I was so pooped on Monday night that I went to bed at 8:30 p.m. (!) and then, it turned out, I had a lot more to do than I expected. I don't want to 'spoil' the surprise of the big finish, so I'm only going to show you a bit of the work I've done since we checked in last.

September 8, 2014 4 comments

Nearly there...

Before we get to those lungs, I wanted to give you a sneek peek. :)

So now, to those lungs...
September 3, 2014 4 comments

WIP Wednesday...

Some of you may remember that just prior to our move in May, I was working on a long, skinny piece, that had started its life as failed long, skinny piece that I was going to hand stitch. It didn't work out, and I had left it languishing. I was looking for something "fast" to finish before I had to pack up my studio, but apparently, it wasn't fast enough, because I didn't get 'er done!

So last week, I thought I'd drag it out and finish it.
September 1, 2014 6 comments

Ella's Evening...

It's funny how long this little piece took me to make. I'm not sure if it was because I was "rusty" from not having worked on any art for so long, or whether it was because this piece was, in fact, tricksy to make - but it was a lot of work for such a tiny thing!

As you can see...