Sunday, January 31, 2010

Kim and Kim

A couple years ago I fell in love with two of Kim Rody's paintings and we agreed to trade work.  So here is the quilt I finally got to finish for her.  Check out her website and you will fall in love with her work too. We are standing in front of her booth at the Art for the Parks show that took place this weekend, in Marsh Harbour.
She loved her quilt and it is going to live in her and Mark's cabin in North Carolina.  I just may have to go and visit that quilt!
Here is a photo of my booth from the show.  It has been an awesome show.  I have sold three originals so far and some jewelry!  Today is the last day for the show so we will see what happens today :)

Friday, January 29, 2010

Art Show this Weekend!!!

A quick post to show you a new piece and remind those of you living in Abaco to come out to the Art Show this weekend.
Tonight is the opening night, and is invitation only.  I hear the Prime Minister will be there!!!
Saturday the hours are 10am to 5pm and Sunday 12noon to 5pm.
There will be a children's craft area, and speciality food booths also.
Anyway, have to go pack my car and set up for a great weekend.....see you there :)

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Sneak Peak at New Ideas

Yesterday was a busy day....painting, sewing, flameworking, beading.....scattered, but busy.  I had to find something to do while paint dried!  Eventually the puzzle pieces in the picture will become a piece of fun and funky artwork to hang in my booth for the Art for the Parks Show.
Are there other artists like me?......when you should be concentrating on a show there are other creative things calling your name, begging for you to work on them, when they have nothing to do with the upcoming show or order.
One of my new years resolutions was to learn how to knit.  I knew how to cast on, knit and pearl, so on Sunday my Mom showed me and a friend how to do the cable stitch.  It takes quite a bit of concentration, but I am pleased with my results.  Guess what?.....its going to be a scarf :)
I hope to post more snippets as they are created.

Friday, January 22, 2010

New Year......New Work

The first three weeks of 2010 have been crazy-busy!!! I started out the new year taking a plein air painting workshop from Walt Bartman of Yellow Barn Studio.
It was an amazing experience! I hadn't painted with oils since high school, so I learned (or re-learned) alot!  Here are the paintings that I did during that workshop.
Hopefully I can take what I learned in this workshop and apply it to my art quilts.  I plan on doing this workshop again in 2011 to continue to learn from a great teacher.

In my last post I showed a small piece of  a quilt I was working on that had been ordered for a Christmas gift.  When I first got the call about the quilt, the lady told me she wanted a pink, lavender, butterflies, very girly design.  This is what popped into my head and she loved it.
I am actually surprised at myself and how the actual quilt came out like the drawing.
This design has sparked a whole new set of ideas for quilts which I will be showing at the Art for the Parks Show, here in Marsh Harbour Abaco, the weekend of January 29th.

So here is the final quilt.  It measures about 3 feet by 4 feet and I hope that it is something that Sarah treasures for a long time.

So now its time to get to work and get some quilts and jewelry and "other stuff" finished for the Art for the Parks show.  Below are a few beads that I made with the torch yesterday.  Hopefully they will turn into a piece of artwork that someone can wear on their neck.
Back to work I go!


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