Thursday, August 20, 2009

ATCs + a colorful grasshopper

Here are my two most recent ATCs. I did a batch of each. The Spanish Birds ATC (above) has a little birdie sketch I did, and silver paint dots, with words in Spanish from a magazine. The Words#3 series, below, has various inspirational words and gold paint (I love that gold paint!).
Look at this pretty grasshopper that I found on the back door, aren't the colors pretty? Green, red/orange, and blue.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Art Stuff and a Moth

So for some reason Blogger has decided to rotate all the images I'm uploading. Above is a part of a small painting I did the other day. I love the little fireflies (silver paint pen dots).
This is a linocut I was working on - a fish. I traced a sketch of a fish I had done. Lino is much harder to cut into than pink eraser, but I find I have more control over the tool.
Click on this image if you want to see a moth up close. It has a huge eyeball - at least I think it's an eyeball.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Geese Wheel, Circle Cutter

Here is the semi-finished geese wheel.

And here is a circle cutter I got. I saw it on this video about Easy Circle Quilt Blocks. It was an interesting technique and I wanted to try cutting perfect fabric circles. I got this Fiskars Circle Cutter and adhered fusible web to the back of a piece of fabric (in the video, she uses freezer paper). Then I went to work using the circle cutter and it was awesome! It cut a perfect circle! I cut it with the fusible web paper facing up (you can also see a piece of paper I cut):

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Art Quilt

Here is a preview of a section of the art quilt I'm working on lately. You can see where I'm going with this: colored geese (a color wheel). Luckily I have fifty or sixty solid color fabrics from when I worked exclusively in solids. I picked some for a color wheel, then designed the circle and the geese. I'm paper piecing the geese and then sewing the inside and outside curves to the geese.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Cabin Fever

Philbrook MOA

The Philbrook Museum of Art is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It's a Spanish style villa with lush gardens, and the villa is filled with wonderful art.