Friday, November 29, 2013
Thursday, November 28, 2013
In addition to continuing on with my recent creative pursuits ~ painting and collage ~ I am taking an online class called The Thread That Weaves from Roxanne Stout. I'll be making an artist book, trying to bring together in one place the elements that run through my art/my life. Knowing me, there will likely be two or more artist books here ~ how can I possibly get all the pieces of my art/my life in one book.
I also just joined Teesha and Tracy Moore's new adventure, The Artstronauts Club. Membership includes full access to daily-weekly-monthly goodies such as printables, tutorials, inspiration, articles and more.
I am more than amply blessed with time, and that would be quality time to do my own thing. Despite aging, as we all are, I have never felt this sense of freedom at any other time in my life. In many ways I feel I am growing younger, because my early life was so difficult and I missed the good parts of childhood and adolescence.
I have been blessed with good health. And the older I get, the less I take that for granted.
I am solo in life ~ on my own with no family relations. The older I get, the more of a blessing that becomes. This is the first Thanksgiving that I can honestly say I haven't had even a twinge of feeling left out or alone. I'm rocking my life on my own and I love it.
The torii gate in the collage above symbolically represents the transition between the material, profane world and the spiritual, sacred life. Often, I feel that I live in that place. Eternally grateful.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
Saturday, November 23, 2013
All that to say, this week I changed the settings on the comments section here to specify that anyone with a Google account can comment. Nearly everyone has a Google account, so if you leave a comment and sign in with your Google account, then the comment should come to me from your email account -- at least I think that's how it should work. Previously I had comments set to Registered Users Only, but I'm not even sure what that means.
Another thing about commenting, very occasionally someone will tell me they simply cannot leave a comment on the blog. My investigations into this in the past have indicated that usually the commenter is using a Mac rather than a PC platform. I don't know how or why that happens, since I'm not a Mac user, and it obviously doesn't happen for everyone because I know a lot of you guys are die-hard Mac users.
Anyhow, if that ever happens to you and you find you can't leave a comment the regular way, there's always a link on my side bar for you to email me directly. It says to email me if you want to subscribe by email, but it's just an email link, so say whatever you want if you use that to comment on a blog post.
Okay ~ have a great weekend!
Friday, November 22, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
I've already enrolled in Jane Davies' Extreme Composition online class, which will begin on Wednesday, January 8.
Monday, November 18, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013
I like these just the way they are ~ no need to do anything further.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Friday, November 8, 2013
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
My first couple of pieces for the cruciform lesson began with collages of magazine images. Subsequently, though, I didn't like the them and covered over them with other paper. I found that I vastly prefer to use hand painted papers for collage paintings than magazine photos. Which is an interesting discovery for me since I use magazine images freely in other collage work.
I'm definitely putting to good use all those papers I printed a month or so ago. A few of those have gone into my stash to digitally print for backgrounds, but most are being torn up and used.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Monday, November 4, 2013
This piece, though, meets all of Jane's criteria for success ~ different sized quadrants, cruciform that doesn't scream off the page, subtle transitions between cross and quadrants, subtle color variations in quadrants. Let's see if I can do something like this again.
Saturday, November 2, 2013
|Magic Carpet ~ 16x20 inches, |
all handmade fabric, now $145 (original price $295)
As I do every year at this time, I have a sale happening right now on my Sales Blog. All art quilts are now available at Half Off (50% Off) their original prices, until the middle of this month.
All quilts come ready to hang -- they're either mounted on frames or panels, or have fabric sleeves and hanging slats included.
While you're there, check out my sweet-smelling lavender/rose petal sachets made from handmade fabrics (primarily).
And the Button Booklets, of course.
Friday, November 1, 2013
Online Shop ~ I'd neglected to post a photo yesterday. They're $10 each plus $3 each for worldwide shipping.