Saturday, November 30, 2013
Searching for a project to launch me into a winter studio routine, I have decided to attack a pile of unfinished fabric collages that I began two years ago. They have been piled on one of my favorite silk chairs for a long time and it is time to do something with them. I really cannot remember what I planned for this collage. It measures about 50 wide x 30 high. Or I guess it could be vertical. I know I was working with scraps at the time and that accounts for the random colors and sizes, which I find interesting. These fabrics are all put down with raw edges exposed, then a free motion zig zag stitch was used around the edges to tack down the raw edges and tie everything together.
Friday, November 29, 2013
Will I find a solution in my scrap drawer? Sometimes that is a good place to begin. So, I open it up and start sorting scraps out on the work table. Here are some of the piles.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
On our way home from Illinois last month, we drove through the Sandhills of Nebraska. The Sandhills National Landmark covers about 1/4th of the state of Nebraska. It is a giant sand dune that is covered in native grasses which are sustained by the Oglala Aquifer - a massive underground water body. Very little of this grassland has ever been cultivated.We were racing against the sun to get to our destination - Valentine, Nebraska, so we didn't stop to take pictures of the vast grassland.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
This is only the third time we have seen a scorpion since moving here in 2001. The others were much smaller (and were also found inside the house, by the way). I imagine it was seeking a spot to hibernate when it crawled in under the weatherstripping on the door. It looks like it has been stepped on.
Monday, November 18, 2013
At least, I think this is probably the piece I will enter. In the end I am satisfied with the block printing that I was second guessing during the process. I think it will look even better once it is bound.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
Above and blow are the sky prints.
Above and below are the water prints.
And here is the full view:
This piece is about 28 x 72" I am not sure this is going to work, but I am going to forge ahead with it. It has already been scrapped once and I am not ready to scrap it again (yet).