Wednesday, November 27, 2013

New work for gallery

This is the second piece that I made for the Collaborations exhibit, which will be at the Whittier Art Gallery in January. This one is for the Red Light grouping,  and its title is "Red Lantern Tree."
The idea came about this October when my pomegranate tree was groaning with fruit. They were hanging from the tree like glowing red lanterns.

New stuffed dog

I made another stuffed dog, this time for a friend from my husband's office who is due any day now. She asked for pink and gray. I love how each one has his (or her) own personality. This makes four. Or is it 5? They are all on this blog.

Friday, November 22, 2013

My granddaughter's first ballet recital

The only way I could figure out how to post this was to cut and paste the link. Sammy is the littlest ballerina, on the left. The other girls are all four; she is 3 1/2. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

new work for Whittier Art Gallery

I am working on two pieces for an upcoming group exhibit at the Whittier Art Gallery. Each piece had a "prompt," and the prompt for this one was "Broken Pull Toy." My piece is called "Fear of Losing Marbles." I used the same marbled fabric that I made at the Fibreye retreat last Spring and have been playing with.

Do you want to know the story? "Losing their marbles" is the rather rude way my husband describes the cerebral maladies inflicted upon some of our elders. Nuff said.

I like how it turned out. The robot-like head sits upon shoulders that resemble a car. The piece is small, 8" x 10", in an 11" x 14" frame.

The second piece is almost done. I'll post it soon. The "prompt" for the second one is "Red Light."

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Trick or treating

Sammy's eagerly-awaited photos from Halloween have arrived! It was a cold and rainy night, so a raincoat was a necessary part of her costume. Her mom made the great bat mask. Isn't it great!?

Sammy went trick or treating with friends in Hamilton. One photo shows the batmwings with a green spider in its web.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

A quilt for Marion Elise

I just finished this baby quilt for the new granddaughter of Dave's old friend, Leroy. I was told the mother, Erin, doesn't like pink. Requested colors were green, yellow and tan. So I did those.colors but added more. Hope they like it!

Monday, November 4, 2013

more quilts from the American Folk Art Museum

 Here are more quilts that I saw at the American Folk Art Museum in NYC.

 Can you tell which ones are fabric and which ones are paper?

Okay, this one is made from Tyvek envelopes. It really was beautiful.

Off topic, I was a docent at a home tour in Orange, California, yesterday! Thanks to my friend Peggy for getting me in. It was fun but tiring. I got to talk to groups about the back parlor AND a sewing room at a beautiful Craftsman home.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

American Folk Art Museum, NYC

 A month ago in early October, we were in Manhattan. We headed to the American Folk Art Museum, and there were quilts all over the place! I liked this one, a combination of traditional and artistic techniques.

 Some of the quilts were made of paper! Specifically, recycled envelopes, both paper and Tyvek. They were very interesting.
This one was a real quilt on a real bed. The little man, actually Ben Franklin, looks like he is sitting on the bed, but it was really an optical illusion. I should have taken a photo from another view so that you could see what I mean. The little man is only visible from this point of view.It is a flat quilt.

I took a few more photos of this exhibit, but they're still in my camera. I'll try to download them soon.