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…