Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Yellow? Did someone say, "Yellow?"

Working on the the first Chroma piece.  Designing is done!  Many of the components are done.  Now it's time to start stitching.  I've divided the piece into 8 units and am starting with #5 for no particular reason.   Here are some of the goodies I've been rusting, dyeing, painting and otherwise creating.   The more specific symbolic items will work their way in once the ground is established.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Memories of Big Sur

This is a tapestry which I've brought out of storage.  Airing and cleaning. 

Friday, April 13, 2012

Still Experimenting

Beginning to combine various experimental elements for the first of the Chroma panels. I have been thinking very literally about the symbols and images I want to include. Now I'm thinking more along the lines of a path, trail, road leading the eye to various more subtle elements. I've randomly pinned up some of the studies to a small design wall. Next I'll try an idea I have of adding in that visual trail to connect them.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

In the Garden

We did some serious planting of veggies this morning then I went out and took photos of what is already there: amaryllis and a shot of the pond in its spring glory. All 20 fish overwintered just fine including the four babies that hatched last summer.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Artist of the Month

I am currently the featured Artist of the Month on the Southern California/Hawaii Surface Design Association's blog. Please check it out as there are several photos of pieces from my Fierce Winds series: