Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sketchbook Challenge

"Do not fail, as you go on, to draw something every day, for no matter how little it is, it will be well worth while, and it will do you a world of good." ~ Cennino Cennini

Friday, June 24, 2011

My Auction Piece for SAQA

This is a 12" x 12" mono-printed piece of fabric with fused fabrics, reverse applique, watercolor pencils and couched ribbon. This picture was taken while the work was in progress.
The finished piece is a little different but not by much. I removed the sheer mono-printed ribbon at the top and added a bit more watercolor pencil. I am very pleased with it.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sculpture on the Grounds

at the Aidron Duckworth Museum in Meriden, NH
Sue Katz
Detail, Sue Katz

Barbara Ciesclicki

Saturday, June 18, 2011

More sketchbook

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." ~ Pablo Picasso

Thursday, June 16, 2011

More sketchbook

“If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right, you'll probably never do much of anything.” ~ Win Borden

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Surface Design blowout

"The state of our heart at the moment of applying paint to canvas gets into the mix somehow. What our audience actually 'gets' when they regard our work is simply how we felt while we were doing it." ~ Eleanor Blair

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Hazy, Hot and Humid

It has been really hot here lately and due to get even hotter!  Up in the 90's today!  These temperatures are good for swimming, but for not much else!  The humidity zaps my energy.  I only hope the weather holds with good drying conditions for the upcoming Surface Design Blowout Weekend.  We'll see!
“Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” ~ Albert Einstein

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Surface Design Blowout Weekend

It's that time of year when I start to organize my annual surface design blowout weekend!  It will be next weekend June 11th & 12th.  Two (count them 2!) whole days of outdoor surface design fun with like minded friends.
It will not be at my house this year, so if you are interested in coming to this, please email me and I can tell you more.  I have it featured as an event on my facebook page, as well.
Yee Haw, I'm ordering supplies and getting myself packed for this amazing event.

“When we engage in what we are naturally suited to do, our work takes on the quality of play and it is play that stimulates creativity.” ~ Linda Naiman

Thursday, June 2, 2011


“The great thing is, if one can, to stop regarding all the unpleasant things as interruptions in one's "own" or "real" life. The truth is, of course, that what one regards as interruptions are precisely one's life.” ~ C. S. Lewis