Saturday, February 26, 2011

Snowy Swallows and Corgis

I painted this swallow - sky drawing last summer. The blue dots were summer sky with sunlight filtering through. Looking outside today at the wintry white world, it takes on a completely different context. I thought it went well with the dogs casually hanging around in our snowy back yard.

Come on spring... visit us soon.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Tennis Player

This is a smaller art quilt - actually a drawing that I painted. It just happens to be on white kona cotton! So, after journaling on it (all about her) the machine quilting started happening. This is kind of new for me - but since I got a new Pfaff Hobby sewing machine from santa, (LOVE it!) free motion machine quilting is possible.

The machine is really a departure for me because I'm an unplugged kind of gal. But - my old machine was from 1970 I think. Boy has technology changed- even in the sewing machine world. I'm amazed at what that machine can do - and so easily... smoothly.

There are 13 of these ladies... but not all of them are keepers. The messed up ones are great for practice, though. ps great news: The gallery owner had a little glitch and my shows not til April fool's day! Hooray!!! Happy Wednesday, all.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Have a great red heart day! I'm spending most of the day at our children's school helping and watching them celebrate at their parties. I even got to pass out valentines this morning... haven't done that since childhood :) Oh the thrill of opening a decorated shoe box with a pile of valentines all for you. Sweet!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Mixer Mamas

Mixer Mammas are in the kitchen ... baking up a storm. This was the last one for the upcoming show in March. But, I'm not feeling this one so much. I need time and space from it which is a luxury I don't have... so it's out!