What do you do?

When I create, I use lots of baby wipes and towels.  This is in addition to my paint cloth.  Sometimes they get layers of beautiful color, sometimes they are muddy/grungy.  I love them.  I saved a collection of them and pressed them flat.  Now I will be planning a project. Maybe for my fiber guild show.

Do you save yours?  What do you do with them, let me know, post pictures in the comments or on FB.

Recently I did some ATCs with these and scraps and posted earlier.  Here is a picture of my pressed scraps.  What do you think you would do.

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Happy Thanksgiving

And so the holidays begin!  Lots of things to do, hours to work, etc.  I am quite happy with myself as I lost a little weight.  That always seems to be a struggle.  Hope you all had a wonderful holiday and are looking forward to a fun weekend.  I am doing some art projects.

Here are some ideas I am playing with using my club stencils from Stencil Girl.  Last post had the links for the November set.  Here we also have play from some prior months too. These are on top of my very full box of stencils.  I need a new box for sure!

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Last time I posted about my art group project.  I still haven’t finished mine but here are some pictures from my friends.  The first two are from OLGA and Traci.  The third is my background.  The next are my mom in the 40s and my baby sister. Not sure which I will use.

Art Group Monthly Meeting

I belong to an art group that happens to be a favorite group of friends.  Each is so talented and fun.  Today Jeanne showed us a project using a photo transfer technique.  It was beautiful and fun. Jeanne has an affinity for old worn things and her work is always soft, textured and beautiful.  She also showed us a cool rust technique.

Everyone’s work was so different and unique from holidays, to the beach to childhood. They looked wonderful.

I didn’t get pictures of the work in progress but I did get photos of the samples.  You can see how delightful the project is.     I Have to get the name of the book we used. Here are the samples. What a great day.

Stencil Girl November Voices

Today was rhe post for Stencil Girl club November release.  I was lucky to be one of the artists for is release and had so much fun.  This is the club stencil announcement.

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My contribution led me to make a wooden house with a girl who looks a lot like the “Frozen” character to me.  I stenciled and started drawing and that is what came out of my hand and heart.  You can see my post and all the other great ideas at Stencil Girl post today where I explain how it was done.  I hope ypu will visit.  Stencil Club is so much fun and a great opportunity to learn and make new friends. You can click to enlarge the photos below. Thank you Jessica Sporn for these beautiful stencils.

October Stencil Girl

I am honored to be part of the Stencil Girl Club Voices where I get to sample and post about the months club stencils.  This month we have stencils from Mary Beth’s private collection.  You can see the SG post here Stencil Girl Talk.

I fell in love with all three but the large stencil really spoke to me. I am a New York city girl and it made me see the cities in all forms.  Gritty, construction, high rises, parks, trees, flowers in the midst concrete and steel.  Reflections in windows and water. The 6×6 is very garden/park like to me.  And I love the mini stencil for its curves and knowing how Mary Beth made it!

Well this post is a few days late but here are some of my pieces.  I am still exploring these stencils and will post more as inspiration comes.

Workshop Progress

In my last post I featured Deborah Boschert’s book.  We are having a signing at our next Dallas Fiber Artists meeting.  It will be a fun night as we also have a very enthusiastic speaker on a process he created and calls Turmonite.

That said, I took a workshop with Deb and wow!  It was wonderful, based on techniques she will be teaching in Houston International Quilt Festival.  I just loved the process.  I wanted to show you a progress picture.  I have a lot of stitching, embellishing and finishing to do but couldn’t  wait to show you! Links to Deborah and DAFA are in my last post.

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Mind, Body, Spirit Event

Today I helped support Dallas Area Fiber  Artists and CCYoung at The Point.  What a wonderful facility and event.  I love the people working there as well as the wonderful residents.  This event promoted health, well being and living to your fullest.  There were community service organizations, healthcare, exercise, essential oils, weaving guild, beading guild, etc.  Participating in this event was an honor and such fun.  And they served Watermelon Water which I loved!

Our fiber group is such a unique group as we embrace all of the fiber arts.  We have had sculptures, quilts, weaving, collage, felt, dying and all kinds of activities and techniques!  Such a wonderful guild.  We embrace all and this gives us a versitile and unique art group.

I took a few pictures of our table to share.  Used my old iPad so they are a bit dark.  And that is Carrie doing some needle point in the picture.

Another great thing about this group is talent.  Award winning quilters, weavers and others.  We have one member doing a book signing at our next meeting.  It is none other then Deborah Boschert, are you familiar with her beautiful work?  Her blog is Deborah’s Journal and she has interviews and sneak peeks at the book. If you visit the posts you could win the book!  If you are in the Dallas area, please go to our site (link above) and come in October to get a signed book and participate in a make and take.

 

Have a great week.

 

New Project and Upcoming Surprise

I really thought I would post once a week but looks more like once a month with random stuff in between.  Been working a bit so that takes away from art time.

I have a couple of things coming up.  One is a special post for October 5.  More to follow on that in a future post.  Another is that I am working on a class for January.  I submitted my writeup and supply list, hoping to hear back on that soon.

And here is a sneak peek at a holiday project I am working.  It is at the beginning stages so this is a very early peak.

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She is just a rough sketch at this point.  I started to sketch het and then next I knew ther was some color.  Now I want to think and play more. I have 4 sides bit maybe only one will have an image.

A Few Days at Home

I was stuck home for a few days and was driven to art.  This play gave me uninterrupted time for experimenting with color, texture and my supplies.  I love layers and really enjoy trying out ideas.  This is the end result of these days of play.  I like it a lot bit see things I would change.  Like I would leave out the flouresent yellow and bright green maybe.  Or just push them back a bit.  This one took time because I had to set it aside frequently.  I would get to a point I liked but didn’t know what else to do.  Then I would do something and hate it.  I never did the white background pushback before but this worked really well for the heart.  I may do more, it doesn’t feel done but back to work this afternoon so it’s done for now.

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These below are background play.  I like them and will continue over time to turn them into art.  They look a bit like wallpaper too. At least the first two. Now I need to create some collage papers.