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roots–like a tree, not roots like our hair, or a vegetable–wait, maybe… let’s dig a little deeper. Yes, I write. I love numbers, patterns–many people do, they might not realize it. That’s ok–we don’t have to know why we like something to enjoy it–sometimes art is in the eye of the beholder. I use the word FUN, but truth be told, JOY is what I mean–taking the minor moments of life and finding the humor in the…

Edges – is there no end to the madness?

I shared the 12x12x12 with my informal art quilt group, Metrothreads last Saturday.  I meant to share some lessons from working small, and I realized that I got caught up in the fun of show-n-chat and may not have given specific details as promised on tips for working smaller… I’m sure there are a lot more tips for working small… but here’s a couple that jump out at me.. SCALE & VALUEScheck out the 12x12x12 in miniature……

Make It Work – Reveal day 12

You heard my trials and tribulations yesterday. I didn’t know what I wanted to “make”. I knew I wanted to “make” something. During this Dozen Days, on my design wall is pinned an index card with “Make It Work” scribbled on it.  I totally believe in the power of positive thinking.  How many times in this Dozen Days did I use something that existed before, where I had invested time and effort then found a way to…

Life on the Edge – revelations of day 11

Screech go the tires!After putting the first 10 days quilts up on the design wall, I sat back and took a good look.  First I was happy, enjoying my creations and then SLAM my creativity hit the proverbial brick wall. All along, I had been smart in putting away previous days quilts.  Seeing it up there didn’t give me a clear canvas, an open mind or any space for creativity to fill.My OVERTHINK started up in overdrive.…

Boone Moon – Reveal Day 10

  Gelatin Plate printed the negative of a fern with light green metallic paint on Paprika kona (great name for a spicy color)*!!! I looked around sewing studio for suitable background fabric – auditioned a few, then boom boom boom like the moon moon moon, I looked over on the back of my sewing chair I had draped this fabric print that I bought – well I copied my friend Linda Boone who had just bought the…

"Tag you’re it" – Reveal Day 9

I think I finally made “it”…  everybody talks about “it” cause they want “it”, well I’ve got “it” now!If you think I will live “it” down or stop “it”, you really don’t know me… Imagined a quilt made of clothing labels* Saved clothing labels for “it”*,and  was given clothing labels* (receiving them in the mail, in person, via messenger; and yes, I will still accept more, this is not my last label quilt) Created light colored applique…

Dragon – Reveal Day 8

 Based on a sketch from spring 2011   Fused background fabric to Freezer paper for stability Wavy S shape drawn with Sewline Air Erasable pen Circles drawn along the line using the Staedtler Professional Combo Circle template Colored in the spheres with Tsukineko Inks blending rainbow colors and adding some spherical shapes Accidentally used steam when setting the inks, and got a nice smeary effect on the red to oranges and teals (interesting effect – may need…


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