Taking Flight… Again

Yea!!! My new supplies arrived yesterday! I felt like a kid at Christmas time as I cut through the packing tape and tossed out the plastic air-filled packing bags. My new paints had finally arrived and I could start work again! Please notice my much needed new brushes. The ones I have been using are…

Marking Pens and Pencils

The world of marking pens and pencils things can get a little overwhelming if you don’t know what to look for. When I was a child the options were really simple; chalk or a #2 pencil used very lightly, that’s it. Today there are specialty pencils and a wide variety of pens, each has a…

Help Wanted

Last year I blogged about a lot of different things, I was kind of all over the place with my topics. This year I would like to narrow my focus down as I transition into a more artistic approach to quilting, sewing and creating in general. What I would like to know is this: What…

A Lesson in Impermanence

Yesterday I worked the last butterfly on my Cerulean Flight piece and I was so excited that I had to constantly refrain from heat setting the work and moving on to the next stage of development. This morning though was a different story altogether. I heat set the entire piece of fabric, first from the…

Cerulean Flight

I do wish I could paint as fast as other artists, but regretfully I work at a snail’s pace. The large butterfly in the forefront took me 2 1/2 hours to paint yesterday and it’s only about 3 1/2” across the widest part of the front wings. Putting this much time and effort into a…

Giving… just because

As part of my cleaning, I made three piles of items to remove from my home. The first was for the trash, the second was for donation and the third was for gifting. I made this particular Birds in the Air quilt a few years ago and it has been wrapped in a large Ziplock…