Sunday, December 27, 2009

Goodwill find!

Look at what I found at Goodwill yesterday! I saw a lady pick it up and I thought is that really a whole box of embroidery floss!?!?!?! She put it down and I casually moved over to that part of the shelf and grabbed it! It was like finding a pot of gold! I have been trying to use up the items in my studio but just had to do a little looking around yesterday and it came up good with this. I have a box filled with embroidery floss already but love finding things like this. Thanks to Mary Ann's class I have new means for more stuff! My daughter is into going anytime so I can tell we will go again this week while on winter break.

New Journal for 2010

I have been taking an online class with Mary Ann Moss. She is fabulous and I am having a fun time creating my new Remains of the Day Journal for 2010. We created a fabric cover and then paper pages with lots of goodies sewn on them for pockets, and decoration. It is a great way to get rid of my scraps I have been collecting and stacking up in the studio!.

Monday, December 7, 2009

PAC Open Doors show 2009

This year was great. I am so lucky to be part of this group. Here is just a small sample of what was there. This is my table with earrings, necklaces and collage art in paper and fabric. I am so looking forward to next year!

Cynthia Mooney

Paula Macnamee

Robin Olsen

Tory Brokenshire

Lenall Siebenaler

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Fun with PAC at Menucha

I spent the best weekend up at Menucha with the gals from PAC. We had extra guests that made it even more fun. We had demos in Soul Collage, Wire Crochet, Zentangles, and many more fun stuff. Everyone had some projects to work on and we visited and went for walks in the woods.
This is my buddy Paula who brought me into the "tribe" and I just love her. Most of us are getting ready for the "Doors"Show on Dec 4-5 at the Multnomah Art Center here in Portland. This is one of the best Art show and sales in the city at that time so come on by and see everyones work.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Three Madonna's

I just finished my Three Madonna's Wall hanging. It is three different fabric collages with rubbings and beaded embellishments. I transfered images onto fabric and colored them with colored pencils. The background is a rubbing of old crocheted dollies with crayons. It gave is such a nice glow that it looks like halo's. I then beaded around the halo's.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Technical Fashion Illustration

I am finishing up my summer class of Technical Fashion Illustration at PCC. It was such a great class and all the gals were really great and very into learning what I had to show them. Tonight is the last class so I made them Completion Ribbons. I had some circle cuts of batik fabric left over from my quilt so I made them into little flower like pins and then made a ribbon to attach to the bottom with a vintage illustration. I really like the way they came out. I will be teaching it again next summer.
Also attended my first PAC (Portland Art Collective) meeting today. They are such a nice bunch of gals and I look forward to the Open Doors show this December. More on that as my projects develop.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Art of Transfers

I have a class at Fibers In Motion on July 20th and 27th.6-9 in the evening. I will teach 5 different transfer techniques as well as some other fun stuff. Call or go into Fibers In Motions to sign up.

Art Fiber Fest, Reed College, Portland OR

Had a great time with my one day class at Art Fiber Fest and Vendor fair. I spent time with Traci Lampe and on Wed. We went to Multnomah Village for shopping and lunch, then off to Fabric Depot. It was great seeing everyone on friday. I took Mary Stanley's felted Collage class and made some wonderful stuff. I made a little picture of my house, and a banner I will hang over my door. I will finish embellishing it with applique letters and embroidery. thank you Mary for another fun class!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

it's been too long...sorry

It is May 30th and I have not written for a long time. I had a rough winter with snow and different things happening but things are better now and summer is here! I have gotten my camera out and started taking pictures of the flowers.

I have been working on some small quilts I will be posting soon when they are all finished. they will be For Sale...
I have been getting my classes going as well so check the side bar for classes I will be teaching this summer at Fibers In Motion here in Portland , OR.