Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Catch Up

Been on a tear both creatively and travel-wise. Out of town each of the last three weekends to learn to enamel (very cool) and about soy wax batiking (surprisingly fun and effective). Exhausting but worth it. Now I'm home for the entire month of September - YIPPEE!! Value of Art is for a B/W challenge and is my exercise in forcing myself to pay attention to value in my work. A couple of pieces I did earlier this year fell a bit short in that category. Blue Paper Collage will go off to Spoonflower to be printed on fabric eventually where it will join my new Fractal series. I'm posting Fractal 1, too.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Tree of Life

The Tree of Life has been a recurring theme in my work forever and here is appears again in tile on the wall next to our front door in the breezeway. We've been working on it off and on for more than two years. Not perfect, but it shows the hand of the makers. Thanks to Judith, Jeff, Robyn and Jessica for helping get it up. It feels like a blessing on our home.

Summer Creativity

The Hubster was on a backpack in the Sierras last week and I cranked! Worked 'round the clock - so much fun. Here are some goodies I completed. The Copper Ground Cloth will probably be the basis for an embroidery though I like it enough to just let it be; time will tell. Santa Anas is just pieced with a lot of the hand dyes and prints I've generated in the last year or so. Could be the beginning of a hot summer wind series . . . Nice to put all these bits to use.