Archive for November, 2009

I’m feeling agitated.

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

I’m feeling very agitated.  What this means is that I have been painting.  I have no idea why painting art does this to me.  I can’t focus.  I kind of feel like hitting somebody.  And, painting makes it hard for me to do my other types of art.  I am going to try to start a quilt tonight.  Wish me luck.

The photo shows my next quilt at the very beginning.  The fabric color combination is teal, pink and yellow.  You can also see the paper applique patterns.  There are only 2 applique parts to this quilt.

Abstract Quilt called Three Stars.

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

  Okay, you guys better be nice to me about this quilt.  It’s doesn’t have a bird, deer or heart in.  It’s a abstract.  I love it and if you make fun of it I will find you and pinch you real hard.

  I am thinking of doing more of these.  It was so freeing.  Just shapes and colors.


  The only embroidery is around the stars.  I outlined them with a black blanket stitch.

  This quilt is made of cotton and it totally hand sewn including the quilting.  It measures 20″ x 30″.  You can get really good views of this quilt if you click on the images.

The shapes are based on doddles, and shapes I have found in hex signs.

Can there be to much play time?

Friday, November 13th, 2009

So I was thinking, “My quilts really don’t have to have a bunny, bird or deer in them do they?”.   What if I was to make a abstract quilt?  I’ve been looking at the Gee’s Bend Quilts.  I love them.  They are so hand made.  They’re very much like abstract expressionist art but have a more human touch since they are made with fabric.  Not just any fabric but with fabric that has been worn by their makers and their families.

So I am playing with abstract designs.  Which is harder then one might think.  I have been getting inspiration not only from the Gee’s Bend Quilters, but some of my Internet friends like  Silly BooDilly and Jude Hill.

I think that I am liking the way this is going.

I found some more great art!

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Usually when I do a search on Etsy to see what’s new I search  under Art.  This time I took a big step out of my comfort zone and searched under Sculpture.

I like things that look like toys.   Cornflower Presses folk-artsy ( or, as I like to say, Fartsy)  miniture buildings are fun.  Fun is important,  very important.

Check out Cornflower Presses Store:


How can something so plain seem to have so much personality?  Art Mind has a bunch of great creatures and other items too.  My favorites are the scupltures that look angry or peeved.

Art Mind is Here!


Gee, I wonder if you can tell why I like Jason Tennants work?  Humm….  Animals with personality, I love it.

Fly by Jason Tennant’s store at:


Fairytale alert!!!  You can’t resist it, don’t even try!  Andy’s Rascals are quite a collection of precocious characters, which remind me of Where the Wild Things Are, and The Lost Boys (not the vampires, but Peter Pan).

Take a walk on the wild side at Andy’s Rascals:


Can you believe the guy with the popcorn in his mouth!  Reclaim 2 Frame creates art with humor.  This makes everything right in the world.

Reclaim your lilfe with Reclaim 2 Fame:


Big Bear Loves Fluffy Buns.

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

  Big Bear is like the Baby Huey of the Bear world.

New Limited Edition Print.  It comes in image sizes or 5×7, 8×10, and 11X14.  You can find this print at my Etsy store:

Magpie and Hex Quilt

Monday, November 9th, 2009

 Okay, here it is.  Are you happy now?  Here I thought I was doing some real bitch’in artsy photo’s of this quilt and all you guys want is the whole enchiladas.  Hum…. enchiladas sound good about now….


More play…

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

  Notice the background fabric?  It’s the same background fabric from the embroidered piece in the last blog entry.  I love this fabric.  It’s Aged Muslin .  The company that manufactures it only has it in colors of off-white, tan, etc…

   I would love to find someone that makes aged color fabric.  I know I can age it myself, but I don’t want too.  You can’t make me.

  More hex signs.  

  This hex looks Japanese to me. 

Oh, I almost forgot.  All of the embroidery was actually stitched on a light colored muslin.  I embroidered these pieces on my last vacation.  When I got home I cut them out and appliqued them to the darker aged muslin.

  This includes the magpie. It was also stitched on light colored muslin and appliqued onto the darker muslin.  Why would I do this technique?  Well, I didn’t want to carry a whole bunch of stuff with me on my trip.  All I brought with me was the one piece of fabric, embroidery thread, needle, scissors and a pencil.  All the hexes where drawn freehand onto the muslin in pencil. 

  I wasn’t in the mood to do the quilting this time.  I chose to tie this quilt off.  I used embroidery thread for the tying.

   This was a rather easy quilt to put together.

Playing around.

Friday, November 6th, 2009

    I have given myself permission to play.  I always have fun when creating, but sometimes I get caught up in my own “Style”.  I need to play with new ideas.

  I’ve been looking a Mandalas and Hexes.   Even though I don’t believe in magic and the supernatural the idea of it is intriguing.  I enjoy making up my own meanings or powers these designs might have.  In my own world I rule, hah!  so there.