Archive for April 25, 2006

Guess who’s coming to dinner?

April 25, 2006

Well, he’s already here actually. Got in today. I must say I was pretty excited to see him, I’d been waiting patiently. I think he’s going to be my new muse. .

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Getting obsessive

April 22, 2006

I’m making sleeve cuffs and I’ve been doing it for three days now. I don’t know why I’ve gotten stuck on these but I’ve made about 11 now. They are various sizes and shapes and are made of different materials. I’m learning a lot in the process though. It’s just a strange thing to do. Here’s half of dozen of them.


sleeves

sleeve cuff

ATCs from Cloth Paper Scissors swap

April 20, 2006

A while ago I sent off some Artist Trading Cards for a swap sponsored by the Cloth Paper Scissors magazine. It was to be held at the Chicago International Quilt Festival. You had to go in person to swap but since one of my best internet friends, Heather, went to the show she was allowed to proxy for me. Okay, now this next bit is kind of terrible ….

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Artist bio’s

April 16, 2006

Had a blast today making these artist bio’s. I decided they really aren’t artist statements as they don’t have the usual pretentious artist blather. They just talk a little about us – so they are more of a biography. Karen and I got ours done but Susan forgot her photo and her statement so she will finish at home. They came out great!

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Fancy background tutorial – paper art

April 15, 2006

This is for you Kai! I was influenced by the current issue of Cloth Paper Scissors – but did my own thing. Click on ‘continue reading’ to see the tutorial.

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Art Squared

April 14, 2006

I had to do a couple of art squared pieces for my April swaps over at Embellished Circus. I hadn’t done any art squared pieces before but it’s not any different from ATCs or decos – just a different size. These two pieces are 4″ x 4″. I like the first one but not so much the second.

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Artist Statement in progress

April 13, 2006

Dalonna and Kris, two of the girls in my doll club, came up with an absolutely brilliant way for us to do our artist statements for our gallery show in June. I’ve actually started on mine – which is bad – because two of the girls are coming over on Sunday so we can work on them together. I just couldn’t wait, LOL. This will give you an idea of what we’re doing.

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Another strange doll

April 7, 2006

I stopped in at the little craft store in North Pole today and rooted around in their 60% off bin. Found this beat up green floral foam topiary for $1.80. Took it home and hours later this appeared …

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Those darn postcards!

April 6, 2006

When I told my friend Natalie that I had 17 more fabric postcards to make for the current swap she stated “I’d run out of design ideas”. Actually it’s fairly easy when you do abstract designs. The key is color.

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Dress Size Fairy … in training

April 4, 2006

ummm… caught another of those silly little fairies in the bedroom this morning … this is Chrystene .. Louella is teaching her to resize clothes …


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Chrystene