Thursday, August 21, 2008

Fun with the Computer

It's been quite some time since I played around with my Corel Paint Pro and I thought my black and white flowers were the perfect little pieces to play around with. I took the daisy one and changed it first to black and white only and then played around with colorizing, filling in, etc. What fun! I think it looks pretty cool! Now, I wish I could easily print lots of fabric with the designs! Maybe some day I can be a textile designer when I grow up! LOL It's fun to dream.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Not sure why, but I've been obsessed with drawing flowers in ink. It is very addictive and I think I'm getting better. I'm brainstorming ideas of how to use these to go further or use in other art projects. For some reason they feel like a waste of my time as they are. I know I'm learning and getting better but it is really time consuming. This is just a small sampling. Some have taken more than 6 hours to complete. Lots of time I should be spending on other things but I suppose it is to keep my mind busy or I just have a need to learn to get better at this right now. I can tell that it will be very beneficial in painting flowers or piecing from fabric or any art project where I will use flowers later on.

Hope you enjoy them.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Fiber Art Fusion

So, I've been back from vacation for a week and totally forgot about going to visit the exhibit of the Fiber Art Fusion group at The Art Place in Marietta. I've seen online photos on my friend Ginny Greaves blog and it looks simply fantastic! I will definitely head over tomorrow. If you are in the area you should go and take a look. The theme is Transformations. This is my piece in the show, although this is sideways.

Tomorrow night is the monthly meeting of the group, 7 to 9 pm. It is being held at Tiny Stitches in Marietta. I'll be doing a very brief explanation about sunprinting and then a demo/participation making fun, fabulous, fabric beads! Hope to see some of you there!!


Tuesday, August 05, 2008

What I made on vacation

These are a couple of the small items I made while away on my trips. The bird is done with Pigma pen, watercolor pencils and watercolor crayons on white cotton canvas cloth. She started off with more brownish colors but I wasn't liking it and wanted more contrast with the nest so she became a green color. Probably not like any real bird. That is the problem with realism I suppose, you need to be trying to accurately represent something. I like making up flowers, birds, etc.

The felt piece was just for fun but I thought turned out rather nicely. I made a few other small items and I'll post those soon as well. As usual, these were the easily scannable (is that even a word? did I spell it right?) ones so I did those quickly. The colors on the felt piece are a little off.

Catch ya later.

Monday, August 04, 2008

I'm Back!!

Both trips were great fun and relaxing. Canoeing and fishing at Bear Head Lake in Minnesota and then home to drive to Isle of Palms, SC. Managed to fit in some drawing and a few art projects with the kids and some nieces and cousins. We made dish cloths designed with Sharpies and alcohol in Minnesota and felted coasters in Charleston.

The most excited part of the trips was that my 3 year old learned to swim!!! She could do maybe one or two strokes of doggie paddles before we left but now she is a fish! She can't get enough of it and swims underwater all over the place! I was just tickled pink watching her! My 7 year old progressed quite a bit in his swimming as well. We stayed in a beautiful home with it's own pool so we spent many hours swimming in the pool and playing in the sand and waves at the beach.
School started today for my 2nd grader. Life goes back to routine now.