Thursday, March 27, 2008

Self Portrait

Here's the self portrait that I'm working on in Pamela Allen's "Think Like an Artist" class. A few months ago I decided to stop fighting with my curly hair and trying to make it straight, so my hair is now shorter, and much curlier than I remember it (of course, I've spent most of my life trying to get rid of those curls, and now I've decided to just "deal with it"). Some of the fabrics are from another project that I'll post later, and others are from my stash. The face in the sun (instead of moon), is one of the faces that I cut and decided wouldn't work, but I like it up there. Along with quilting, I've had house plants, on and off, depending on where we've lived, and of course how busy our lives were at the time, and also garden off and on as well, so the hanging plant is a reminder of the plants I've grown, as well as the ones that are sprouting around the house in anticipation of being planted outside.

Monday, March 10, 2008

What's for dinner?

Here's my project for the first week in Pam Allen's "Think like an Artist class at Quilter's Threads. I had no idea I'd end up with a cat when I started going through my black and white fabrics and cutting the background pieces, but there was this fabric printed with cats, and off I went trying to create this one. Unfortunately, I'm not really a cat person - I'm a dog person, so while I started with an idea, it has taken a lot of experiments and research to get this cat to look normal. Well, as normal as a black and white cat made by me is going to get right now. This project has many things that are out of my comfort zone, but I'm hanging in there and learning by doing. Stitching is next, so stay tuned to see how it looks when it's finished.

Monday, March 03, 2008

online class link

I realized this morning that I hadn't given enough details for you to sign up for my Artistic Free Motion online class, so I thought I'd fix that. The class is being held at Quilter's Threads ( and begins on March 7th. Many students have posted that they were impressed with the clarity and completeness of the written material, and during the last session I was able to add a short video. There's also a link on the right for the shop under "Where to find my patterns" and I'll be adding another for online class links to make it easier for you to find.