Archive for March 2015

Starting the Farm Quilt

Are you familiar with the paintings of Ton Schulten?  He creates vivid color-blocked landscapes, often with darker panels on the sides. Awesome, right?  I thought I’d also like to use darker colors on the sides of my farm quilt, but I didn’t want to copy his format.  Could I make it darker without a vertical line? […]

Designing a Farm Quilt

I grew up on a dairy farm which I’ve photographed quite a bit over the years.  My favorite view is as you’re driving in and you come over a hill.  The farm spreads out before you, with the barns in the distance, and rows of crops on both sides of the road.  And the entire view is framed […]

A Different Kind of Flag

Since my art flags generated so much interest, I’m reposting about something similar:  fabric bombing! Repost from April 30, 2013 I’ve been bombed!  And it’s a good thing.  That is, I’ve been fabric bombed.  Or more accurately, my yard has. What is fabric bombing?  It’s a very new thing, following the example of yarn bombing.  With […]

Orange Art Flags

Oh, I’ve been having fun making art flags!  Mine are very simple:  orange nylon fabric with orange grosgrain ribbon glued on.  (Which is hard to see in a photo.) Click any image for a larger view I was inspired by pojagi, which is Korean patchwork made with translucent fabrics.  Their beauty appears when they’re backlit, […]

Exhibits and Awards

It’s always fun to show my fabric collages locally.  This past weekend, I got to do it in two different venues. At the Titusville Art League spring show my Summer in the South won a sponsor award.  How nice! Click any image for a larger view I also got to attend the opening reception for Art Gallery […]

Going to the Birds

Is Key West “going to the birds?”  Well, yes, sorta.  There were lots of them! There were the tropical birds you’d expect. Click any image for a larger view Isn’t this pelican magnificent?  He was very tame and let me get quite close for this shot.  (I did kick up the saturation a bit on […]

On the Design Wall – STILL

You know how it is when you get a new hobby, right?  You’re crazy passionate about it and want to do it every minute?  Well, that’s what has happened to me.  I’ve been SERIOUSLY bitten by the digital scrap booking bug.  And it IS fun!  There are digital papers, stickers, 3D effects, shadows, transparent effects, and […]