Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Zentangled Cane

Okay - so if you have to have one it ought to make a statement! Especially for an artist.
Here is my zentangled cane.

Picture of the Day!

New rabbits in yard!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Gurney Journey: Three Years of Daily Doodles

Gurney Journey: Three Years of Daily Doodles: "Larry Roibal has been doodling portraits of famous people on his newspaper for three years now, and posting the results on his blog. ..."

Thursday, March 3, 2011

My shoes aren't quite so boring now!

Having way to much to do this morning, and not knowing whether to start with my studio and clean so I could get my sewing done, or scrub the fish tanks, I started a new project  Here are some pictures of my zentangle tennis shoes.

 right shoe

 Left shoe



Now, I'm scrapping down my cane again.  I might do zentangles on it too!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Sunrise Photos

Just getting around to posting my other sunrise photos.  These were also taken at about five minute intervals n a beautiful but chilly February morning.

Look what I found

Well after finding the crocus Monday, a tornado Tuesday, today I decided to scrap off some of my leaf mulch in case something else was starting to grow.  I found two anemic yet hearty hyacinths under about 5 inches of wet leaves.  I think with a little sunlight they should green up and bloom nicely.

Under all the leaves - spring

under the leaf mulch
green shoots raise their heads
first heralds of spring

Spring came sooner than I thought.  I found fully bloomed crocus under the leaf mulch I had not yet cleared off my garden.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

February's Scrap Challenge

February's scrap challenge color was red.  First I choose a photo of one of my roses.  I decides to select a portion of it and make a kaleidoscope.

 I started with looking through my large and small scraps for lights and darks.

Next I sorted thread for various red shades.  It is unfortunate that as soon as white is added to fed you get pink or if yellow a peachy shade.  I decided to only use the reds.

Here is my pizza slice wedge based on the flower contours from a small section. I started with red satin, but scored it.  I found a darker cotton and utilized what I could of the satin scrape for the applique pieces.

Below is my finished piece.  After lots of applique and then quilting I finished the piece off by going around the edges twice with yarn and a zigzag stitch.

You may be able to see some of the free hand quilting  by clicking on the close up.
Unfortunately, i was not happy with my results.  I think when i have time I will do a realistic read rose.