Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Black Sheep Dreams

The latest in my "Dreams" series...

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sweet Dreams

My latest in my Dreams series: "Sweet Dreams." I love the fabric beads wrapped in wire core yarn and had to continue using them. Quite a number of friends are pregnant, so babies are often the topic of conversation. (Don't worry, I can successfully hold a baby with no desire to have one!) I thought to combine these too to create a fun art piece to celebrate a new baby. I could easily see these sitting on a high shelf in a nursery or hanging on the wall. Just don't let the kids get their hands on them!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Recycled Dreams

These dreams, like so much of life, were created from cast offs. The backgrounds were left over from making a bunch of Tea Boxes last Christmas. The bits of fabric for the beads have been laying around for a while. The yarn is spun from recycled sari silk. I didn't use the thing typically found in the recycle bin, but what in life is really typical? My heart is always busy taking my past experiences and using them to dream about the future.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

A Scooby-Doo Day

I'll admit it, I let the kids watch way too much TV yesterday. I usually try to limit the time they spend watching TV, playing video games or using the computer, but yesterday I got busy with my art and just didn't want the fight. Everyone barely managed to get dressed before Dad got home from work. I did have a very productive day though. I finished over 20 little "Dreams" and they all turned out very fun!
For my "Wild, Wiry Dreams" series I used wire core, hand spun, wool yarn to wrap the beads. They have so much energy and are very scuptural. I love how they jump out at you and refused to be bound.

My "Wild and Woolly Dreams" is a softer version, using hand spun, wool yarn without the wire core. The bright colors are also filled with energy and life. These are the dreams that I love to dream.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Time to Finish

I've had these pieces hanging on my dining room wall for months. I didn't know if I wanted to combine some of them into a larger piece or simply finish them individually. I finally decided to put a backing fabric on them and then mount them on 8x10 heavy watercolor paper so they are ready to frame. My plan is to add them to my Etsy shop over the next few days. Each is approximately 6-1/2" x 6-1/2" and created with lots of love.

Friday, August 7, 2009

A Morning's Work

I really have been working on my art a little. I finished up a few art-o-mat pieces yesterday so i could send off a big box of work. I didn't start from scratch though. I had some small quilts that I had started a long time ago, but were just sitting in the UFO box. They weren't really working so I just cut them up and then added some embellishment. I really like how they turned out and I was able to fill up all my little boxes in half a day.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Reason Why I've Been a Bad Blogger

I know, I know! I've been a very bad blogger. I just can't help it. We bought a sailboat two weeks ago and have escaped the Northwest heat wave by spending as much time as possible on the water. Despite a few mishaps like a dead motor, being towed back to the marina by a power boat, and a cracked rib on my husband's part, we've had a wonderful time. My creative time a been lacking a little, but around here you need to grab the sun while you can! We even were able to watch "Whaling Days" fireworks from the boat and swim in the only warm part of the Puget Sound. And if we're really lucky, there is enough wind to actually sail. Now I'm off to pack a picnic dinner so we can head down to the boat as soon as my husband gets home from work.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Passion Interupted

Check out our "Passion" reveal over at Twelve by Twelve!