Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

I'm actually excited about decorating for Christmas this year! All the Christmas directions are packed away in the depths of the storage unit. Instead of trying to unpack everything, I made (or bought) all new. I continued the blue and white from the walls and trim onto the tree. I think this is the first year our tree actually matched the house. We also went with a flocked tree to appease my dream of a white Christmas.
Green wreaths weren't going to work with our white tree, so bring on the silver spray paint. I also cheated a little and used plastic balls instead of glass. I made a wreath entirely out of glass balls one year, but trying to store it was a nightmare and it didn't survive until the next Christmas. Maybe one day when the kids are older we can go back to glass. For now, I'll be satisfied with "shatterproof."
The stockings are also packed away, so I'm working on new ones. I have the basic stocking made, but I'm not sure if I will have time to do all the beading and embellishment that I want. I'm learning that six heavily embellished stockings are a lot to make with everything else in December. I still have quite the list, so it's time to go back to work.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Cyber Fyber Coming Soon

Three pieces I created this fall from my rainbow of fabric paper and quilted fabrics are off to South Carolina for Cyber Fyber. I still can't believe I'm an invited artist in an exhibition. I wish that I could travel to Columbia for the openning in January, but alas, mom can't get away this time. Cyber Fyber will be a wonderful way to start a new year and I hope it will only be the beginning of a very positive year.
"Interaction" 16" x 23"
"Multifariam" 16" x 23"
"Transcendentalism" 16" x 23"
Once again my husband helped me with the naming. I have to say, he is a lot better at it than I am. I would have come up with something related to the rainbow. Instead, he gave the pieces thoughtful meaning that adds to the "Art" of the pieces beyond just the visual. It brings me such joy that we can work together and he is so supportive. I am truely blessed.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Transcendental Curves

It's reveal time on our Twelve by Twelve blog, so be sure to pop on over and check out the latest Mathematical quilts!