It has been so long since I last posted anything (a
year!). I just got lazy I guess about blogging. I have jumped around all over
the place in my artistic endeavors this past year. Some of which were not worth
showing and some of which I just never bothered to take any photos.
Last fall I came to the conclusion that I needed a
new wreath for the front door. Because we get the afternoon sun on the front of
the house whatever I hang there fades over time. Even though I have a wreath
for each season I just was not liking them anymore. I decided I would crochet a
variety of flowers and leaves in different sizes and used neutral colors. I
worked on them from time to time and finally finished the wreath.
The photos were shot with the wreath hanging on a
wall in the kitchen and artificial lighting. The colors are pretty close to the
If you read this post I really would appreciate it
if you would leave a comment. Say Hi or whatever just so I know somebody is out
It’s been three months since I last posted anything.
Just hasn’t been much to show. I’ve piddled around with a few things, but not
much worth showing.
I am still making it around reading the blogs and
like many of you who use/used Google Reader I had to find a new reader to keep
up with everyone. I tried a few and I guess I am going to stick with Netvibes.
I thought I should put something up just to let you
know I am still here. My muse must have decided to take a really long vacation
because I just can‘t seem to get back “into the groove”. I did, however, create
a couple of simple pages in my vintage gluebook in the past few days, so here
I have nearly finished the journal I made for the
Ticket to Venice online class with Mary Ann Moss. (a link is in my sidebar). I
decided to make a faux travel journal using the daily postcards, etc from the
These are just a few of the pages with the many,
many photos and what have you that I put in the journal. I had not planned on
it being so full; I mean this thing ways weighs a ton! I still need to add some captions here and there on pages.
I did the double diamond stitch on the spine. My
first time using this binding stitch.
This is the front cover. I had to add the leather
strap closure to hold the journal closed.
The bulldog clips are there just to hold things open
while I snapped the photos.
Well here we are at the end of the first full week of a brand new year. Can you believe it! I guess time really does go faster as you get older.
Back in early December I signed up for a Ticket to Venice with the fabulous Mary Ann Moss (along with several hundred other people). We all got to go on a virtual trip as Mary Ann walked around and videoed parts of the city and then journaled about it.
Since I will never get to travel to far away places I thought this would be a fun experience. Everyone is creating journals using some of the things Mary Ann provided as well as their own photos, supplies etc. So I have been busy gathering papers, photos, postcards and sundry other bits and pieces and slowly working on my Venice journal.
Here are a couple of (not so great) photos of my worktable.
Sorry it looks like blogger isn't going to let me upload from my computer so you will have to take a detour to my flickr photostream here.
I am a self-taught mixed media artist using mostly textiles and fibers. However, it is not unusual to find beads, paint, paper, metal, polymer clay or found objects in my work. Art Quilts, Art Dolls, ATC's, Fabric Books and Needlefelting make up the majority of my work.