Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Galaxie, Third Annual Square Foot Exhibit

Here is how the show looked at the opening. It was a great show that I was proud to be a part of.
Adrian taking a closer look.
This is my piece for the The Galaxie, Third Annual Square Foot Exhibit, which opens Friday May 29th, 7-10 at 2306 W Barry at Rockwell.
You were given a 12 inch square canvas to do what you pleased with.
This was my first time wrapping my work around a canvas and I think it came out pretty good.
The back, nice and neat.
Here is a side view.
There may be more canvas wrapped pieces in the future.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Winter Sunrise

This is a project I starter over winter break in December.
It was inspired by the beauty of the sun rising over the park across the street from my school.
One morning as I pulled in I was just so taken by the beauty of the bright orange sun and the colors on the clouds against the silhouette of the trees.
It finally got finished last week.
I used Caran D'Ache Neocolor II watersoluble wax pastels to do the background.
Trees are appliqued with Wonder Under and the twigs and branches are thread painted.
I am quite please with the way it came out, even though those cold mornings seem so far away now that spring is here.

6 Year Wedding Anni May 17

For our 6 year wedding anni I made a Thompson traditional special occasion breakfast.
Big blueberry pancake cake. It is the powdered sugar that makes it so special.
Here is the finished meal with sparkling apple cider.
Husband looks pleased.
They look like they are almost ready.
It took 3 pans to cook 'em.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Dancers piece

This is my latest piece, inspired by the fun of dancing. Here it is appliquéd and pinned, ready to be quilted.

I used Wonder Under for the bodies, and Elmer’s School glue for the rest. Neither seemed to adhere the fabric as well as I would have liked. If anyone has a tip for that, I would love to hear it. I ended up putting in a ton of little pins to make sure it all holds together for layering and quilting.
The three forms are done with polyester satin and metallic fabric, one silver, gold and bronze. I can’t wait to have fun quilting them.

First I applied black, then the blue and pink.

I started with drawing it out with sharpies on muslin, using different colored sharpies to create the various areas of musical waves

Here is a pencil sketch based on the original muslin drawing that I printed from a picture and used colored pencils to get an better understanding of the colors and waves.
Here is my Studio/Living/Dinning room mess from the project.