Fiber arts. Plush. Sculpture. Stitching. Printmaking. Whatever.

More stitching

My daughter chose Latin as her language in high school and loves it. In fact, I rarely hear anyone who regrets having studied Latin.

More stitching

My daughter chose Latin as her language in high school and loves it. In fact, I rarely hear anyone who regrets having studied Latin.

A Commission Finished

It is always so flattering to be asked by someone to create a piece. This commission was especially fun because I love Dorothy Parker and I love stitching these little sayings.

A Commission Finished

It is always so flattering to be asked by someone to create a piece. This commission was especially fun because I love Dorothy Parker and I love stitching these little sayings.

Sketching

I’m still working in my little sketchbook everyday, following along with the Year of Creative Habits…

Sketching

I’m still working in my little sketchbook everyday, following along with the Year of Creative Habits…

Who did she think she was?

I’m really proud and thankful to Ellen Hochberg to be participating in this show. It opens next weekend, August 2, at the Tashiro Kaplan Arts Complex in Seattle.

Who did she think she was?

I’m really proud and thankful to Ellen Hochberg to be participating in this show. It opens next weekend, August 2, at the Tashiro Kaplan Arts Complex in Seattle.

Trying something new and a little printmaking

Trying something new and a little printmaking

This week I went to the Dick Blick location in Venice Beach. it’s a really nice store with the usual assortment of art supplies that I simply can’t live without.

DSCN2571Surprisingly I managed to walk away with only one item, a clear carving block for printmaking. The Richeson Clear Carve Linoleumprofesses to carve like butter and because it is clear you can simply place it over the picture you are…

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El Segundo Museum of Art

Last Sunday we unexpectedly came upon an open house at the El Segundo Museum of Art…

Botanical Gardens

Before we moved the kids and I did a few touristy things including a visit to the Bellevue Botanical Gardens. The gardens are a lush break in the middle of a town that is already very green.

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Another project

This isn’t quite as easy as embroidery, if you’ve been following along on my summer projects. However, if you have ever wanted to try weaving, this is a great introduction. I brought with me in my little travelling art box two little hand looms, called “Weave-it” looms.  This is another project that is small enough to travel with you on summer days, even if just to the park or your deck.

My looms…

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Back to my sketchbook

Back to my sketchbook

Finally, back to my sketchbook for my 15-minutes (-ish) of creativity a day. From January through May I diligently worked in my sketchbook for at least 15-minutes but some days it was as long as an hour. I’ve missed doing it so I’m glad to get back into it.

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I started by taking quick photos of a couple of things to sketch, a palm tree and some…

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An almost finished project

An almost finished project

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I finished the pillow cover and pom poms, now all I need to do is stitch them together and get an 18-inch pillow form. This worked up quite quickly – I think working with a limited color palette helps the process along.

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Embroidery really is a perfect summer project, you can work on it anywhere, the sunshine helps light up your work area and even simple projects like this are so satisfying. So…

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