February 8, 2011

This is a Quilt--new work

Landscape 11-1

This is a new art quilt I made for the SAQA "This is a Quilt" traveling trunk show, 2011-2012.  It is painted, stamped and mono-printed.  The background was a piece that I had stamped, printed and painted for another piece.  When I looked at it, I decided it looked like a path in the woods, so I painted trees using acrylic paint and stitched them onto the background.  I did some light free motion quilting and sent it on it's way.  The edges did not have to be finished because it will be matted.

February 4, 2011

More Sketchbook Pages

Here are a few pages from my Sketchbook Project for the Brooklyn Art Library. It will become part of their permanent collection along with lots of other artists.  My sketchbook will be part of a traveling exhibit this year and one of the cities will be Washington DC!  Yippee!  I will get to see it again.  It was kind of hard to let it go.  My good friend, Susan, also participated.  The sketchbook is a moleskine sketchbook and the paper is too thin for wet media.  By the time I was finished, it looked like I had thrown it in the streets of DC to be run over by a few buses.  My theme was Inside/Outside.  I will post the entire sketchbook as soon as I learn how to add pages to my blog (if anyone knows, I'd appreciate the help.)  I'm on a learning mission to conquer all these electronic marvels at the moment.

February 3, 2011

Watercolors & Sketchbooks

on my work table
I'm taking a new class Sketchbook & Watercolor On Location taught by Jane LaFazio. It is so much fun! I know I haven't blogged in a while. I got a new Macbook Pro and I am trying to learn how to use it. Switching from a PC to a Mac isn't easy! But, hopefully, I have accomplished the pictures/PE/iPhoto problems so now I can get back to blogging. Back to this class...I love it! Our first assignment was to sketch keys and then paint them. I did this set of antique keys while I was in pain from a dental procedure...thus a little shakey when using the Pitt pen. But I'm trying to get over my perfectionism and just make more art.