Thursday, October 23, 2014

Mellow day

 These misty fall mornings are so beautiful.
I live in a beautiful place that inspires me to create
my landscape quilts. The mornings positively glow
when the sun is rising.  The color of the fall leaves
makes me mellow. I love fall it is my favorite time
of the year. This clump of sumac turned orange
 instead of red. Unusual.
Today I will be in the studio all day.
I need to finish all the small quilts for my show
that opens next week. So off I go to my
favorite place, The Studio.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Little bits of fall.

 Small quilts for the Ohio Craft Museum's
Christmas show. I will have a box of art ready to
send by this evening.
Quilts, cards and whatever.
 I call these cartoon quilts.
Dark thread outlines the leaves adding another dimension.
 Than I must concentrate on finishing the quilts
for my show next week.
Always something to do.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Fall my favorite season.

 I just love the colors of fall.
The leaves and berries glow on the branches.
 The trees put on a show for all of us.
Back lit by the sun.
Glowing.
 Sumac adds an accent to the landscape.
Today I will finish the small quilts for
the Ohio Craft Museum.
I will ship them off on Monday for their Holiday show.
Than I will finish what I need for my show.
That leaves only the small quilts for the
Big Sky gallery in Montana.
Looking forward to a day in the studio.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A Touch Of Nature

 If you happen to be in Indiana on the 31st of October
stop in at the Lafayette Art Federation.
Barb Lucas a noted bird photographer and I are
opening a new show. It will feature the wonder of
watching birds and the importance of their conservation.
The TAF is located at 638 North Street in Lafayette
Indiana, opening is 6 pm to 8 pm eastern time.
The show will run through December 5th.
Hours daily are 9 am to 5 pm.
 This is a potion of the 5 panel quilt that will debut
at this show. It is 18 foot wide and 6 foot tall.
I used the photographs of Barb's birds
 as inspiration  for my quilt.
Barb has prepared a video on bird watching that
will be shown at the opening.
Worth the trip.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Rejected but going to Lafayette

 Well I was turned down for Quilt Nationals along
with some very famous people.
So now to plan my 2017 entry.
 On the plus side because of the knee surgery I
really need another quilt for Barb and my show
at TAF opening October 31 so it will be shown
there. Lots of hand stitching on this one.
I am making progress on the 12x12  cash and carry
for the show. All in all a good week so far.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Getting inspired

 I keep saving photos of quilts and buying books on
Modern Quilting. The clean lines appeal to me.
Looking forward to winter to experiment on something
new and different.  For now though I am making some
more little landscapes. I think I am going to  just
make what appeals to me in the future.
As I make small quilts for quick sale in the
galleries I am in I think this is a waste of time.
I could be working on something creative.
BUT
It means not having the small items that the
average person can afford.
It is a hard choice.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Octobers Goal

 I need to finish these 16 art quilts by the 26th of October.
I have a show at TAF, the Ohio Craft Museum holiday
show is the first week of November and I am sending
some to Montana for the Big Sky Gallery.
 I make the backgrounds and work them through
stitching the backgrounds. Than I add detail to
the foreground. This way I don't spend a lot of time
changing thread. The sunflower will be a fun project.
With all the time out for Physical therapy  I am not
getting near enough time in the studio.
Oh well it is what it is.