Saturday, September 6, 2014

What I''ve Been Up To Lately

 A new wall quilt for the house.
 Some water color atc's for trade. The theme is leaves.
 More water coloring.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Summer

 We took a little trip up to Santa Cruz to see our number #2 son. We went to Henry Cowell State Park to see the redwoods.
 This is pod experiment that i turned into a pillow and gave to my son Ryland and his girlfriend, Amelia.
This is a rug I made. My son had mentioned that he would like a rug for his bedroom so I started thinking I could use up some of my yarn stash. So i started knitting strips, then I felted them in my little mini washer.  I bought this heavy duty mesh webbing for underneath and started stitching them together. It was so heavy!! I had to quit and put a binding on it. I chose the black and white to brighten it up a bit. I just used quilting cotton and I hope it lasts for awhile. I really wasn't that happy with the whole thing, but after the binding went on I thought it looked so much better. He liked it so I am happy. 
 Me and Ryland at the bike shop where he works.
This is what I am doing a lot of, water colors. I really have no idea what I am doing but I LOVE water colors. They are so fun and relaxing. There are liquid watercolors in the mixing tray. Love those especially. 
My summer is almost over. Next week school starts and I am back to work, sigh. It is bittersweet for me.  It provides a focus in my life, but it is stressful and I appreciate the time I have now.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

New Quilt Top

 I wanted to use up some of my hand dyed fabrics and I saw something like this online one day, a very traditional pattern. I love the way the fabric looks like stained glass.
 I had a fun few days dyeing new fabric which I'll post about tomorrow.
I am still painting too.

Friday, June 27, 2014




I collaged gelli papers into my journal and then drew on top. I want to try Julie's method of printing directly into the journal and then drawing on top. 
Here is a little mini cloth experiment with the pods. I used Dyno paints and then quilted everything with black thread. 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

gelli print envelopes








OMG I really got busy doing these envelopes with my new baby sized gelli plates, the 5 x 7 and
the 3 x 4 which is so cute by the way.  I printed 100 envelopes! Can't wait to use them with my atc trading group. I tried to do the address side a little lighter so I could write on them, but I will probably have to use stickers anyway.
You know what else I really love? Fluorescent paints. I got some cheap Blickrylic quarts of all the fluorescent colors. I am using them also with my paintings. Yummy.