Monday, January 26, 2015

Gimme Shelter



On a day like today....


Rolling Stone's song, Gimme Shelter
comes to mind...


"Oh, a storm is threat'ning
My very life today
If I don't get some shelter
Oh yeah, I'm gonna fade away.."

and while we are far enough from the Atlantic coast
 that we will be spared the worst, 
we are still going to get a sizable dumping of snow! 


Needless to say, 
one must be prepared with the necessaries
 for times like these!

Wood for the stove...


check!

Toilet paper....


check!

Clean sewing room....


check!

plenty of fabric....


check!

Knitting projects...


check!

Reading material...

 

check!

Then I guess I am all set!!!

I'll be snug as a bug inside...


and I may not come out till spring!

Bring it on, Mother Nature!!!!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sunset on Harris Bay

I'm late!!!!
My heart has been pounding all morning trying to make the noon EST deadline!!!

Gotta get a post written so I can showcase the quiltie I made for a sunrise/sunset challenge!!!


Sunset on Harris Bay

Whether or not I make it on time or even have a chance of winning...
this piece brings back a happy memory...
spending time with friends on Lake George late in the summer
and being awestruck by the beauty of a sunset!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

¡Ay, caramba!

Sometimes I have to dig myself out outside the house...


and sometimes, I don't even have to go outside to try to dig myself out....


This can only mean one thing!

I started (yet) another project!!!! 
My head seems to be exploding (with ideas- not the other kind of explosion!)

Stay tuned....

Monday, January 19, 2015

Dr. Jekyll and Mrs. Hyde-ing Under Projects...


Every felt you are spread a little too thin?
Like you might have more than one personality?

That's the way I seem to operate these days....

Some days I am at my studio...


and some days I am home in my sewing room....


some days you might find me knitting...

(more than one project at a time, I might add!)

while on other days, I may be sewing...


either way, I might be pulling out my hair trying to get it all done...


Life II: I Have a Teenager is now appliqued!

As in Life I, I am planning to embroider some words around the piece


but while I am waiting for the floss I ordered to be delivered,
I have been playing around with some lettering ideas...



There are MANY ways to describe my love-hate affair with a certain teen!

And not to be without a project....

EVER!

I have another one that I am trying to move out of my head
and onto paper before it moves to fabric....


Friday, January 16, 2015

The Hills are Alive with the Sound of..... Mixed Media!

I am a huge fan of The Sound of Music!
And since I live in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains,
you might be able to hear me making a huge mess as I dabble in mixed media!

Now just in case you were worried...
after recently returning from the dead
followed by my temporary freezing to death
I am happy to report that I am very much alive!!!


Last year, starting about a month late, 
I joined the Documented Life Project (DLP)
in which I used a Moleskine weekly planner
to attempt as best as I could to furnish evidence or documents
(or just play with mixed media)
that I was indeed living!

(all year long!)

So.... 
in order to once again verify/substantiate/confirm
that I am indeed living (still!),
I am participating in the DLP 2015!

Most of the participants are using 
and so am I!

This is the cover of my journal...


Inside the cover, 
I taped down two photos...
one of the display of pastels at an art store
and
one of my studio...


Our first challenge was to use book paper 
and our journal prompt was to be our own goal keeper...

  
I listed my goals under the tags.
My 2015 word is Breathe (that should help to sustain my life, right?)
 essentially.... to let go.

Our second challenge was gesso 
Who can live without it?!.... not I!
(Though not really essential to life!)
and our journal prompt was the quote below...


These pages used a variety of mixed media supplies 
including (but not limited to)
gesso, book pages, tissue paper, stencils, spray ink, markers galore, rubber stamps, stamp pad, watercolors, acrylic paints, pencils and washi tape.

The essentials of mixed media that seem to sustain my artful life these days!

Have a great weekend!