February 27, 2014

Texas Quilt Museum

I've never been lucky enough to visit the Texas Quilt Museum in person.  I'm happy to have two of my quilts on display there now.  The museum looks glorious!

Gallery III: SAQA: People & Portraits

This exhibit celebrates the expressiveness of the human face in 40 stunning quilts created by members of the international organization Studio Art Quilt Associates. The diverse designs focus on a variety of emotional states and the ways in which people interact. The invitational exhibit is based on the book Art Quilt Portfolio: People and Portraits by Martha Sielman. Curated by Pat Kumicich.

(It is difficult to see my work in these photos)
"Hmmm" is hanging on the balcony - center right towards back wall

"Should I?" is hanging on the balcony -  on the far right in this view.

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February 20, 2014

I've Been Framed!

Now that I've completed the 40 Portrait Challenge, I thought it would be fun to frame and display these little gems in my home.

Living Room

Hallway leading to my studio

February 17, 2014

Crossing the finish line...

I am nearly done with the FB Gritty Jane 40 Portrait Challenge.  It's been a lot of fun, but honestly, I need to concentrate on other things.  The good and bad news - my sewing machine needs repair.  Luckily, I have a spare.  While I wait for my machine to come home, I can finish up with this challenge.

and now I present No. 40 
"Time to Celebrate!" - whew, glad's that's over :-)

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February 12, 2014

Pop, Pop, Pop Up!

Life Book 2014 Week 7 led by Jane Davenport.  Using a variety of materials, we are to create pop up figures representing characteristics we like not only in others, but ourselves as well.

My words are TRUST, DARING and JOYFUL.  I had a bit of trouble getting my pop-ups to stand properly inside the book page...maybe I'll try again one day (I doubt it!)

Entire page




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February 8, 2014

Almost there...

I'm getting closer and closer to the finish line of this FB Gritty Jane challenge...

When was the last time you drew a goofy little picture?  The best part is there are no bad drawings - give it a try!!

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February 5, 2014

sweet stuff...

I'm multi-tasking in the studio today.  While waiting for some paint to dry on a drawing, I've been "writing" on some photos.  (Normally, this is a flourish I add to my drawings.)  It's fun to add an unexpected something to a photo...don't you think?

Original photo taken on Victoria by the Sea, PEI.

February 4, 2014

Ink Blots....

Life Book 2014 Week 6 led by Tamara Laporte.  We are to create a portrait incorporating ink blots made from spray-on inks.

It's a messy process, but someone has to do it!

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February 2, 2014

40 Portrait Challenge (continued)

Drawing with my right hand or left hand - it does not seem to matter.  I'm glad there are only to be 40 portraits for this challenge as I am seriously addicted!  I'm having a hard time concentrating on...just about everything else.  One minute I think I'll never have another idea for a portrait and the next thing I know...

Here are #21-28 for Gritty Jane's 40 Portrait Challenge...

I know moms are not to have favorite children, but I really love #21 and #25.  Do you have a favorite? Let me know which one and why!

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