Monday, September 15, 2014

Best of Show

Yesterday was the opening of the 71st annual Salon
Show  hosted by South Shore Arts in Munster, Indiana.
I was honored to receive the Best of Show award.
When I started in Fine arts in 2009 one of my goals
was to get into this show. Now to win the top award.
I am proud and thankful.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Fall begins

Sorry  I have not been keeping up with this blog.
I have been hand stitching my Quilt National entry.
Another day of hand stitching and then to enter it.
Saturday I finally went to the library.
I found this perfect leaf in the parking lot.
Love the colors.
Doing better with knee rehab.
I am amazed it takes so long to make it work
like a knee is supposed to work.
My next project is to paint some bird canvases.
Than to make some small art quilts.
I received a phone call that I am receiving
a award for my 3 panel art quilt.
I will find out Sunday at the Salon Show opening.
Next week I can finally share what I am working on.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

A little touch of purple

 I love the fading flowers of fall.
Each morning when I awake I look out into
my gardens and find inspiration.
I am blessed to live in such a beautiful place.
 Yesterday we went to Shipshewana for a concert
and dinner for my 71st birthday.
Perfect way to celebrate.
Great music and great food.
It has been a busy week.
I am working hard on my Quilt National entry.
Hope to finish up be Wednesday.
Than to finish art needed for my show opening
the end of October. Life is good.
Interesting and varied.
Have a great week-end.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Sunset at Cedar Ridge

I was awarded a merit award at Art Comp 2014
at the Chesterton Art Center yesterday.
This is one of my favorite art quilts and will stay
in my private collection.
It is a combination of paint and stitching.
I am pleased that the art competitions are accepting
fiber art now. It wasn't so a few years ago.
My daughter took me since I am not released to drive yet.
We had a nice visit up and back.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Signs of fall

 Fall is fast approaching.
The goldstrum rudbeckia are in full bloom.
 The autumn joy sedums are starting to flower.
The Hydrangea tree is full of flowers.
That just leaves the asters to bloom.
Soon the leaves will start turning.
Yesterday I actually got 45 minutes in on a art quilt.
I was going to give up on my Quilt national entry.
But. I thought why not give it a try I have 15 days
left to finish.. Maybe I can still make it.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


                                           Welcome to my blog. If this is your first visit
Please feel free to look at my previous art quilts. 
You can browse through the past years  art quilts.
I am recovering from knee replacement and
there are no recent quilts to show you.
I am hopeful to be back in the studio soon.
I have tons of ideas running around my brain.
I cannot wait to be back full stream in creating art.
Enjoy and come back to visit soon.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Phelps Mill in Minnesota

This photo of my husband relaxing  by the mill.
Phelps Mill in Minnesota is a unique and beautiful
place. We enjoyed a month in Minnesota last year.
Good memories.
Yesterday I organized me wet studio so I could start
bright and early Monday morning.
I went down stairs to do my knee rehab and
happen to glance in the wet studio.
It was wet alright.
The floor was floating.
My husband changed the iron filter Saturday
and did not get it screwed back on right.
It dripped for 24 hours.
I guess this is one way to get a floor mopped.
But now everything is piled on the table and
moved around to dry.
So much for an early start Monday.