Thursday, November 15, 2012

Our Vibrant Earth ( at Waverly House)

Our Vibrant Earth is made of recycled  silk from the factories in India that make the women's clothing called Saris.   The  proceeds from my purchase go to provide Safe Shelter, Health Care and Education to Women in Nepal.

This piece of art represents the various stratus of our earth.   It starts with the brown earth, the water in the rivers and streams and ocean, the green forest and savannas, the hot and dry deserts, to the purple mountains and the air and clouds above.    

Sea Shells by the Sea Shore (Sorry, I am Sold.)

I went to California in September and got to put my feet in the Pacific Ocean again.   This is how I remember that day.   Waves washing to the shore and the foamy water left behind as the tide reveals the shells.   It was such a peaceful day with not a care in the world.   Just like a vacation should be.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sweet Potato Vine. (at Waverly House)

Intense greens and blues with a punch of berry are the colors I chose to show you how the Sweet Potato Vine grows around my patio.  This prolific vine is just here for the summer.  So are the butterflies.  So I thought I would make sure I remember what they look like when the cold winter months come calling.
This sweetie was first seen at Waverly Gallery Meet the Artist Last Friday night.  

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Muffin on the quilt

Yes I have a kitty and yes she owns the house.  That is just the way it is with cats.   They own you,,,,,,you do not own them.   Here she in on my hand appliqued quilt.   She looks like she approves.  I occasionally make traditional quilts but this is the first full size hand appliqued quilt that I have made.   The process took 7 years to complete the 9 blocks so I will not be selling it any time soon.   I still do not have it quilted yet.   Another 7 years check back with me.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Midnight Garden

If you walk out in my garden at night this is what you will find.   A profusion of colorful flowers mixed with the weeds and the dark night sky.   It is such a joy to see  summer greeting us with warm nights and abundant color.

This measures about 30 X30 and is available at Waverly House Gallery in Springfield, Mo.

Shadows in the light

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Wild, Green Eyed Girl

I took a class several years ago   by Jason Polock.  Each person in the class made a curved or straight line on the paper.  After about 12 people "made there mark"  this is what I got back.  
I really liked the Picasso like effect and kept the paper.   This month I finally got around to making a pattern and finally completed the Art Quilt today.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

 This happy face is my husband Ted.   He won Chancellor's Choice Trophy at Ozark Technical Community College Car Show today.
This is the car that won the trophy for him.   As you can see the trophy is huge, over 6 feet tall.   The car is an 1966 Mercury Montery S55 Convertible.     We do have lots of fun in it.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

This is my latest textile to be entered in Waverly House Spring show entitled Untamed.   I hope I get into the show.  Even if I do not get accepted  I just love him hanging in my sewing room.   He is watching me every day as I work on my next project.  

Friday, February 10, 2012

The sunsets are great in Arizona. I had fun in the sun and went to lots of quilt shops and shows until I broke my ankle. But I have lots of photos and lots of new ideas for new art quilts. So stay in touch.