My Art Quilts Need a New Home. Do you realize

I’m going to put my big girl pants on! I can fix this mess all by myself!

My art quilts need a new home. My blog theme has imploded and I need to find another.Wordpress has so many new shiney themes that they let you preview to see how they fit, like trying on clothes at a dept.store. Does this fit? How does it look on me?

Contrast, make your art quilts POP!

Do you want to stand out in a crowd of people dressed in black? Wear white.
Contrast can make an impact.

Wear white.

Strong contrasts make things stand out, they are noticed immediately, commanding your attention. A strong contrast will intensify the impact cf the contrasting items. What this brings to my mind is an image of a elderly woman with bright dyed red hair pulled into two pigtails, one on either side of her head.This all goes to show how memorable contrasts can be.

How to manage my 24

There are only 24 hours in any given day, no more, no less.

Funny thing, everyone has those same 24 hours. So how do they manage? Answer? Scheduling. Planning ahead for the allotment of time they wish to devote to each activity.

So the question I have for myself is “What am I going to do with my 24?”

What’s This? Am I Going Traditional?

Here’s a baby quilt, with a tea party theme. It could make a cute table topper too.
The hand turned applique tea pots and cups are in small blue prints. They rest on a center square of yellow fabric that has tiny blue tea cups over it. It is darling fabric. I did a bit of fun quilting, feathers around the borders and wisps of steam coming from the tea cups.
The white outer border fabric has lightly colored pastel teapots

A busy little bee, that’s me! Part 2

Most Etsy sellers are singular artisans making and selling their work, one piece at a time. They aren’t pumping out large quintiles of assembly line products. That’s the attraction.

Still, it’s challenging to keep shops full after several sales, the purpose of this whole exercise

It’s a happy “problem” to have. The best part is you can give yourself permission to work, focused on just what you love.!

I feel like a pendulent 4 year old. I want a Oompa Loompa!

In the movie, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory there was one particularity lovely child, you might recall, the adored Varuca Salt.Veruca knew what she wanted and she wanted it NOW!! I have to tell you I’ve felt a little Veruca-ish lately. The elusive website I’ve been working on for months was supposed to take one afternoon.

New quilts? Bring em on!!

I need to strap myself to my machine and make quilts, lots and lots of quilts,Here is the beginning of #1 , The colors are just wonderful. Wish I took time to write down my color formulas but no, it’s always a little bit of this and a bit of that

My Fiber Art is Hanging In Oregon’s new State Hospital. How About That?

I had a nice experience that I thought I’d share. The state of Oregon purchased four of my art quilts. You may wonder why would a state need art quilts? They were needed because the old Oregon State Hospital was just that, old. Repairs and improvements had been made over the years, but it had reached the point that the state decided they needed a new one.
That new facility has just reached completion. the new beautiful Oregon State Hospital and new beautiful buildings need to be decorated. So art needs to be purchased. This is where I came into the picture,as well as other artists.. This is the same hospital that the old

movie “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” was filmed in. Do you remember this movie?

A Feature in Art Quilting Studio Magazine

My issue of Art Quitting Studio has arrived.I’m in it. Just opened it up, thumbed through a few pages and there I was! Who’d a thunk it? A whole article, a 1 & 1/2 page feature. I’m buying several copies, before they change their minds.
I need someone to slap me across the face and say, “Get a hold of yourself woman”.IT’S HERE, IT’S HERE! My issue of Art Quitting Studio has arrived. And they weren’t kidding me, I’m in it. Just opened it up, thumbed through a few pages and there I was! Who’d a thunk it? A whole article, a 3 page feature. .

The Race Is On or Would You Care For a poppy?

Pleas allow me to make excuses I have to admit it, lately I’ve been a little neglectful of my blog, posts have been a little sparse. The problem is, I’m running around in circles, like a dog chasing his tale. Recently I received a copy of the final edit from the editor of Art QuiltingContinue reading “The Race Is On or Would You Care For a poppy?”

Exclamation Points and Wink Addictions, I’ve Finished My Hollyhock Art Quilt!!!!!-wink, wink!

What happened to the time lapse? I haven’t posted any updates on myΒ time-lapse/Hollyhock art quilt lately. The concept of Β a “time lapse” art quilt, was following progress Β at regular intervals. It’s been a busy month and I haven’t spent much time working on it. Recently,Β after a week of daily proclamations made on myΒ blog, that IContinue reading “Exclamation Points and Wink Addictions, I’ve Finished My Hollyhock Art Quilt!!!!!-wink, wink!”

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