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Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Artist Trading Cards

These cards are 2.5" x 4.5". I created them for an exhibit called The Art of Trading at Ohio State University. The exhibit was July 21- August 26, 2006. I found this to be a wonderful way to work through a series of ideas. These are like small sketches.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Journal Quilts

This is my first journal quilt. The first weekend of June 2006 my quilt guild had its first retreat. We found wonderful accommodations at Rose Creek Center just out of Franklin, NC. The classes were very informative and we had a great time getting to know each other. My class was quilt-as-you-go and I completed a lap quilt that weekend.
On the way to the center there was a field with an abandoned construction. It apparently had been a barn type structure. There were several large vertical poles in the ground. They were all are different angles. The image left an impression on me. This was the basis for this quilt.


These purses were made for my nieces. I tried to capture their image and personality with the rendering of the face. The fabric gives a little clue as to what each girl is like.

This is Savannah who is a scholar athlete. She is a tall, thin blonde beauty. She is insightful and has a very kind heart. Maturity and grace are just a few of her many qualities.

Lauren is the cute girl next door with a bouncy personality. Her laughter is contagious. She loves water sports and stays very physically fit. Her fashion sense and style is amazing.

Kyle is the youngest and has developed into a classical beauty. She is much more into sedentary entertainment. Her dark hair and eyes are a contrast to her blonde, blue eyed sisters.

Saturday, December 2, 2006

December 2006

Finally took a photograph of this quilt that I tried some new techniques to achieve. I discharged some black fabric with fern fronds laying on the cloth as I misted it with a solution of 50/50 clorox and water. After processing it to stop the bleach, I did some rubbings of the fern fronds with the shiva sticks. I continued this technique on the hand dyed bluegreen fabric. After constructing the quilt, I decided to add some copper sheeting that I changed the patina by soaking it in ammonia. I cut the metal to make a fern frond and sewed it on the quilt with my machine. I used pieces of the left over copper to form into cylinders that I had hand sewed on.