Saturday, December 15, 2007

Way too much snow!

I just got in from an hour and a half of shoveling snow, whew! There is no place to out snow anymore. Here are some pictures.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Edwardian Box

Edwardian Box
17 x 22
2007 Journal Quilt

Creative Quilting techniques used: digitally enhanced photo transfer (p. 54); button embellishment (p. 35); fused (p. 63)

I was very excited when this project was announced. When I was involved with the Journal Quilt project several years ago, I felt I was hampered by my choice of theme/structure (golden rectangle), and was happy to have another opportunity. I knew immediately what image and what fabric I wanted to incorporate in the finished piece, (backing fabric and central image). Then I spent months trying to figure out what to do next. During that period I was feeling less and less like quilting and more and more like concentrating on my paper and digital collage work.

I felt that I couldn’t create what I had in my mind, primarily due to vision problems, (I have very little vision in my left eye and depth perception issues). This vision problem was particularly evident when I was machine quilting.

During the Lowell Quilt Festival, I was inspired by the quilts I saw, particularly the art quilt exhibition at the Brush Gallery. I found myself inspired again to make quilts. Since my quilting was always an issue, I’ve signed up for a machine quilting class this Fall where I can hopefully figure out ways of compensating for my wonky depth perception and vision.

During the summer I visited the Joseph Cornell exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum three times and was very inspired by all of his work; my very favorites were his Medici boxes. This quilt is a 2D version of a 3D Medici box, using silk, hand-dyed cotton, upholstery fabric, buttons, and colored pencil.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

July 4, 2007

The 4th of July was my fathers birthday and today I got a wonderful ecard from my sister reminding me of the wonderful Independence Day memories we both had: chocolate cakes with whipped cream and fruit that were shaped like the flag or the map of the US; presents that we gave my father that had a July 4th theme; the silly hat we made him wear when we celebrated in Monterey, CA.

The boy in the picture is my father as a child.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

June 4, 2007 Green Fan

Green Fan

June 3, 2007 Red Fan Redux

Red Fan Redux

I was playing with new Photoshop filters and created this image from the Red Fan image from February.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

June 1, 2007 Fan #11

Fan #11

I hope I'm back posting again. This is my latest fan.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

February 26, 2007 - Red Fan

Red Fan

I've not posted for awhile but want to start working on series of digital collage using old fans. Here is the first one.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

January 12, 2007 - Bones


Digital Collage

January 13, 2007 - Study in Red and Aqua

Study in Red and Aqua

Digital Collage

January 14, 2007 - London Transit

London Transit

Digital Collage

January 15, 2007 - Between a Rock and...

Between a Rock and...
Digital Collage

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

January 11, 2007 - Time Sensitive

Time Sensitive

Digital Collage

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

January 10, 2007 - Bugged


Digital Collage

Monday, January 8, 2007

January 8, 2007 - Evangeline


Digital Collage

January 9, 2007 - Global


Digital Collage

Sunday, January 7, 2007

January 6, 2007 - Rust Lion

Rust Lion

Digital Collage

January 5, 2007 - Moss Lion

Moss Lion

Digital Collage

January 3, 2007 - Delilah


Digital Collage

January 4, 2007 - Beach Babe

Beach Babe

Digital Collage

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

January 1, 2007 - The Old Year

The Old Year
Digital Collage

January 2, 2007 - Persimmon Fairy

Persimmon Fairy
Digital Collage

January 3, 2007 -The Eleventh Starling

The Eleventh Starling
Digital Collage