Sunshine was on my mind one day and I needed to grab onto a project so I quickly cut this shape for a freezer paper stencil.
Freezer paper stencil
Another sun work, background painted
I peeled and reapplied the stencil three more times. Three of these are quilted with cotton batting onto muslin, washed and dried to shrink and add texture. The one second Continue reading
The truth is that not all things creative are born of inspiration. Some are just built a day at a time like Life until suddenly a direction is determined. It appears this piece started aimlessly to use up paint or maybe I just didn’t know what I wanted to do that day.
I liked the painted strip but decided to combine it with other fabric and somehow ‘mesh’ the two.
Sandwiching fabric and batting with a bit of modern Trapunto technique (the added circles)
With a theme of circles and connecting lines I ‘marry’ the light fabric to the painted insert.
Painted and quilted fabric pieces and planning the bag.
I know that’s quite a jump. It’s not hard to notice that more painting has been done. Alas, I couldn’t find any photos for you of the process. Continue reading
Best title I can think of for now. This piece is in progress now at my living room chair. I’m adding hand embroidery. As often happens, I wandered from my original intention of doing something quick and easy by paint and machine. (Ha. Dreams.) This started by laying painted lace on denim. I usually have no idea what I’m going to end up with; I just keep working on it until the bell rings in my head for “stop!”. It’s very heavy denim and with the paint adding to the stiffness I am actually using my thimble. I plan to make this a card holder/wallet but……..I’m actually in as much suspense as you are as to what it will be. Well, I’m sure the uncertainty won’t keep you from sleeping soundly tonight.
Finished project is here: Denim Wallet
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This blog is to show you – as well as myself! – how what I see each day influences what I create. Traveling, reading and listening all contribute to what hands and mind make for the world to see – or for you to use and value. My intention is also to encourage others by showing the beginnings of joining ordinary materials with inspiration and achievable skills.
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