Garden Goddesses for Spring Fling

My latest creations, Garden Goddesses

Whimsy (left) and Mimsy the Garden goddesses who will guard

your garden, trees and animalsMimsy shown guarding a tree in the garden.

She is 36″ highshe is dressed in concentric circles of cloth, stitched together to form a baseGetting ready for Midlothian’s Spring Fling on April 26th. I will have my garden goddesses, quilt jam, pot holders, magnets and art. I am sharing a booth with Sewing by Betha, who will have infinity scarves, wreaths and aprons. Come by and see us.

Look what my new toy will do…

I recently purchased an Epson Stylus Photo R3000 printer. Due to my move, and unpacking (ugh!) and travel, I have no been able to play with it. I dedicated yesterday to getting some printing done. I worked with my photos and textures from Kim Klassen and some great textures and images from graphicsstock.com (they have a great freebie that lets you download images for 7 days – check it out). I played in photoshop and then printed these two pieces

The first image is a New Mexico sunset (13″ x24″) and the second is a completely digital composition (13″x29″). (not my best photo, but it is very etheral and did not come over well on the photo)

They will be made into wall hangings (inspired by Charlotte Ziebarth’s “Artistic Photo Quilts” and “Digital Inspiration” magazine by Stampington & Co {altho the price is astronomical at $24.99 I just could not resist buying it!}).

More to follow, until I run out of ink…

 

Finally, some art!

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Day 2 of 30-Blogging with Effy Wild!

Don’t want this to be a downer, but I lost my Mother (I HATE that, should have said my Mother died) in April. At first I was unable to do any art at all except writing. As time has passed and I have processed my grief, may arting has returned.
I am in the process of staging my home to put it on the market, and I am going through 12 years of accumulated “stuff”.
In a notebook I found a copy of a sermon by my pastor, The Rev. Robert Schaibly of First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston. It was a sermon that he preached on the death of his mother. The whole sermon is so moving, but I will only quote one paragraph that really resonated with me.
“We grieve because we are helpless in the face of death. We grieve out of awareness of the fact that we begin life as an embryo attached to the wall of our mother’s womb. It is the most vital connection we have ever had. We are a part of a family we did not select. In this unit we were assigned roles and given expectations. All for better and for worse.”
I will always mourn the loss of both my parents, and have to get ready to take on the matriarch role!

SEth Apter’s 5×5 Project

Several months ago, Seth Apter asked for 5″ by 5″ pieces of art that describe your art. I sent a small fibre piece. Since then, the 5by5 Project was published in Somerset Studios. Although my project was not published in the magazine, Seth is posting all the pieces that he received. For the last several Sundays Seth has been publishing all the pieces he received on his blog. My piece was published yesterday and the link to see it is here.