Thursday, May 20, 2010

A little bird

Funny little thing. Done with a slow hand...

Sunday, May 09, 2010

What's on my design wall:

After a visit to one of my favorite fabric shops, and after choosing a color palette outside my comfort zone, I decided I could use this time ( what I consider a quilting slump) to make a twin size bedcover for our new house. IF we ever get to build it. But that's another story. After I saw all these fabrics I thought about just cutting squares and stitching them together, but the more I looked at it the more it reminded me of one of my favorite children's book authors, Dahlov Ipcar. She's a Maine author and illustrator who is still painting every day as she heads further into her 80's. Here are just a few of her books:

I'm planning on 6 or 7 large squares with some sort of animal applique (machined), and the rest will be small squares within squares, or strips of fabric. I think this project is just what I needed and I'm really happy to be excited about seeing how it comes out.

Running Chickens...can't see where he's headed yet. And...

Kitty without a mouth, only temporary.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

What's up:

I've done something artsy. It's not much, but its a start. This 2 month hiatus from creating is getting me down. I wander around the house purposely avoiding my studio, but now I see the door has opened a crack. I sigh a lot, and talk to myself a lot, reminding myself that it's SPRING and what can be so bad when everything is so beautiful. And it's true. Life is good. With more to come!