Archive for February, 2009

Tribal Girl Prints

Friday, February 27th, 2009

This is new for me.  Prints that are reprodutions of my oil paintings.  The Paper size is 8″ x 8″, the image size is 6″ x 6″.  Their edition is unlimited.  You can buy them singley or all three together for a discount.

My Etsy store :  www.badbird.etsy.com

Just when you thought is was safe to play cowboy and indians.

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

 

She takes “Pretend” very seriously. 

New Tribal Girl paintings. 

Tribal Girl with Buffalo Headdress by Andrea Zuill

Oil on Canvas, 36″ x 36″

If I can’t eat a cake I will paint one.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

   I think that I am obsessing.  The last couple years I have lost a lot of weight.  I have to stay away from some foods that I lose control over.  Cake is one of those foods.  A small thin slice will never do. 

Also,  one of my most favorite bands is Cake.

Sigh……

White Vision Cake by Andrea Zuill

Oil on Canvas, 36″ x 36″

Pig, A new print

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

  This print is my salute to the Discovery Channels show Dirty Jobs.   I’ve heard that their unofficial mascot is a pig.  Maybe someday I will try to do a image of Mike Rowe, but for now here is the pig.  I think he is very cute.

   Maybe in my next article on Things That Freak Me Out I will  post how wierd it is that pig eyes look so much like a humans eyes.

Check out Pig at my Etsy store: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=87013

Student’s Quilts

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

The first 5 month class in quilting is over.  I getting ready to start the next session on  March 7th.  I thought I would share with you how some of the the students are doing.  I forgot my camera on the the last day of class.   Luckly one of the students, Lee, was able to use her phone’s camera to get these images.  Not all the students are represented here. Some people where missing in action since there are a lot a bugs going around. 

Starting March 7th and then every first Saturday of the month I will have Art Quilt classes (10-1:00) and Hand Embroidery Classes (1:30 to 3:30) on the same day.  I am using my students work as bait to lure you in. Let me know if it is working. 

I would love to take totally credit on how wonderful these quilts are turning out, but Lori, Lee, Allison and Renate’ would kill me.  I mean it,  they are a rough crowd. 

 

  This whimsical cat quilt is by Lori.  First Art quilt ever!

 

  The ever dark and disturbed Renate’ is into haunted vegetables.  This is the beginning of a poltergeist radish quilt.  Feel the Evil.

  Lee’s cheery little bird looks like the song, Walking on Sunshine, is playing in it’s head.  I wish I had a detailed image.  The embroidery is amazing!

If you are interested in me taking credit for your art quilts or taking classes please contact Quilters Paradise, 760 738-9677 or check out their website:  http://www.quiltersparadiseesc.com/(7http://www.quiltersparadiseesc.com/60) 738-967760) 738-96770) 738-9677

February’s Embroidery Pattern

Friday, February 6th, 2009

  Okay, it’s late.  Bite Me. 

 

Click on image to enlarge.

Thing’s That Freak Me Out II

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Here are 4 more things that freak me out.

1.)  Camel Cricket.  This little bugger comes to you from a recommendation from Renee.  I didn’t know they existed!  Looking them up I discovered they are the jerks of the cricket world.  A real pest.  Some say that right before you step on one they shout, “Satan Rules”.

2.)  Vinegaroon.  Butt ugly little guy.  Lives in the Southwest, US.  Looks like a scorpion, but is harmless.  Step on this one and get the scent on vinegar.  No fool’n.


  3.)  Old men in shorts.  This delightful FREAK idea comes from threeundertwo.  I hadn’t thought of this one before, but now I am seeing them everywhere!  It’s always big shorts, skinny legs.

4.) Tarantula Hawk.  This is actually a beautiful bug to see.  Their bodies are jet black and their wings are red/orange.  For fun a Tarantula Hawk will capture, sting, and paralyze a spider, then they either drag the spider back into her own burrow or transport their prey to a specially prepared nest where a single egg is laid on the spider’s body, and the entrance is covered. The wasp larva, upon hatching, begins to suck the juices from the still-living spider. After the larva grows a bit, it plunges into the spider’s body and feeds voraciously, avoiding vital organs for as long as possible to keep it fresh. The adult wasp emerges from the nest to continue the life cycle.  What a bug.

They are fairly nonagressive toward humans. For the most part you won’t die from one of their stings, but, and this is a BIG but, they have one of the most painful stings in the world.  I guess the pain last for about 10 minutes. But for 10 minutes there is nothing you can do for the stung person but watch them run around screaming.

 

Want to know what I look like?

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

  Bet you didn’t know I had a blue head.