Friday, April 18, 2008

Art Show at Silent Prints

A few pictures from my first show where I had work that was mostly photos on fabric and my friend SW had her many watercolors.

Iris Series

I got this Iris Series done for my show. I used a different technique for each piece. Lots of people asked about the pieces and commented positively on them. I was really pleased with the pieces, especially with the vibrant colors. Iris Series, One: (purple Iris, dk green background) Raw Edge applique, many small pieces, background, heavily quilted. NFS.Iris Series, Two: (fushsia background, teal border, spring green iris) photo on fabric, thread painting, SOLD. Iris Series, Three: (orange iris on blue background) Raw edge applique, thread painting, black binding with lt. orange flap. 12 x 12 For Sale $50 plus s & hIris Series, Four: (Copper color iris, violet background) Stencil and outline stitching, dk green binding, For Sale $25 plus s & h.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

American Kestrel (a bird in the hand)

After the heavy wet snow storm we had over the weekend, our feeders have been busy, especially with the Common Redpoll. They have been flocking to the feeders in droves, not even scared away when we are on the other side of the glass.

A little while ago, I heard a thump and then the twittering of the flock of Redpolls scattering. There, upside down on the deck, was an American Kestrel. I got a couple of pictures of him in my hand and then I set him on the snow. One of his eyes was covered over. I wasn't sure if that was the bottom lid or if his eye was "blank." A few minutes later, he was gone.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Dog Bowl

This "Dog Bowl" is for a 3D challenge posed by my guild for a meeting later this month. The dog is actually based on a photo I took of a wolf. I was inspired to make a dog theme by the funky dog fabric that my friend gave me.

Friday, April 04, 2008

More Flower Postcards

Dream Garden 10, Poppy, 4 x 6, $20 plus s & h
Dream Garden 12, Turk's Cap Lily, Sold
Dream Garden 11, Bleeding Hearts, NFS

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Think Spring! New fabric postcards

I'm working on a series of postcards, using my photographs as a base for the stitching. It's been great to look at all the spring flowers as I've chosen which pictures to make into fabric art. I'm thinking of doing one of the iris pictures in a larger, more abstract format. These will be in the art show I'm scheduled to be in later this month.
Dream Garden 6, Tulip Transparancy, 4 x 6 $20 plus s & h
Dream Garden 8, Garden Iris, Sold
Dream Garden 9, Blue Flag Iris, 4 x 6, $25 plus s & h
Dream Garden 7, Tulip Portrait, 4 x 6, $20 plus s & h