Saturday, April 30, 2011

Working in the studio again!

7" x 7"

3" x 3" in a black floater frame

7" x 7"

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

SAQA Information booth

My SAQA information booth at the NLQG show
O.K. Today I need to get down to business and sew. I have recently updated my fabrics, so I have some yummy material in graphic patterns and great colors. It's time to get in the studio and sew. Bye!

“If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.” ~ Dale Carnegie

Monday, April 25, 2011

New York City

Last week we took our vacation in New York city.
It's amazing to realize that while we live in our quiet home in the country, this place exists 24/7.
Fun to visit!

Times Square, April 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Signs of Spring

Information table

Today I will be sitting at an information booth for SAQA at a local quilt show.  I did this yesterday, too.
What a great time!  I have talked to a lot of people, many who did not know that such an organization like this existed.  I hope to see some new members from this.  That will make it fun for me (even though it already is!) to be a rep for a longer time.

I have hung up some of my quilts for viewing at my booth.  My quilt, "These are a few of my favorite things" featuring my cat Bish largely painted in turquoise, is the big hit, drawing in viewers to look at it up close and personal.  That's good to note.

Well, I'm off to chat with more people about an organization that I love.  Enjoy the day.

“Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.” ~ unknown

Friday, April 15, 2011

Tax Day.

“Sometimes it's the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.” ~ Keri Russell

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Another look at playing!

Dianne Schullenberger's play station
“You just have to do your own thing, no matter what anyone says. It's your life.” ~ Ethan Embry

While visiting Dianne Schullenbergers studio she pointed us to an area of her studio where she just plays.  Any medium, anything she wants...

WHAT A GREAT IDEA!  Why didn't I think of that?

I love doing papier mache!  Love it.
So, why not dabble in between my quilting?
It will get my artistic flow going.
Yes!  Set this up and play, play play!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Seasons change and so do I

Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.” ~ Arnold Bennett
Why do I post a quote like this? Well, I am changing. Like the season, from winter into spring. My art is blossoming as am I.

Strange fascination fascinating me
Changes are taking the pace I'm going through
(Turn and face the strain)
Oh, look out you rock 'n rollers
(Turn and face the strain)
Pretty soon you're gonna get a little older
Time may change me
But I can't trace time
I said that time may change me
But I can't trace time
~ David Bowie

Friday, April 8, 2011

A fascination with color studies

Color studies from Dianne Schullenberger's studio had me fascinated.  These visuals are amazing for jump starting creativity.  Just Wow!  That's all I can say!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

It's April!

This has potential to be a very cool project!