Friday, February 26, 2010

A Little Kandinsky

I have always loved Kandinsky's painting 'Farbstudie Quadrate' so I thought I'd try my own color study using squares.

This last weekend I was really suffering with of all things, a bad case of pink eye. I was so bored and decided that I could at least still paint. I cut 12 12" squares of PFD fabric and used Stewart Gill paints to paint each one. I tried to keep the painting loose and tried to experiment with different color combinations. With the pink eye slowing me down, it took 3 days to paint all of the squares.

Tuesday with the pink eye feeling better but still running a fever, I found out I had an ear infection. I was scheduled to go to Singapore today but had to cancel because of my ear...why do I feel like I should be in grade school??? I am finally feeling better and did manage to piece the squares together. This piece still needs work. Tomorrow I may adjust some of the colors and I am thinking of trying some metalics and/or Alchemy which is an interference shimmer glaze paint.

I have also though a bit about the quilting. I plan on using lots of different colors of Isacord thread and I was also thinking of doing some hand stitching with embroidery thread. I am not thrilled with this right now but I think the quilting will add a lot so stay tuned.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

'Communications' piece finished!

I finished my 'communications' piece yesterday. This is a major miracle for me to be done over a month before the 3/15 deadline. I am such a last minute person that it is almost painful. I have several projects in mind and am ready to start something new. Here is a little peek at the finished piece. You will have to stop back on 3/15 for the reveal.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Any Roller Skaters Out There?

My granddaughter had her 7th birthday party today at 'Sparkles', the local roller skating rink. I actually skated.....first time in 25-30 years. After 3 hours I came home and fell asleep in a chair for about an hour. Hopefully I will be able to walk tomorrow and at least I didn't fall down!