Thursday, January 8, 2015

A New Project

My friend Sherry has asked me to make a sewing machine cover for her.  She sent me color samples and a design idea.  I already had this mauve batik fabric and I think it will be fun to start adding beads and fancy stitches to it.
It has been a very long time since I used a tissue paper pattern (provided by Sherry) and I'm eager to start this project.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

2015 Documented Life Project - The Journal

For 2015, the ladies from "Art to the 5th" have suggested using a Dylusions 11 3/8" x 8 1/4" journal.  It is much larger than last years journal and I really like having more space to create on.

We will be receiving weekly art challenges and journal prompts every Saturday.  The first week is to use book paper and the prompt is "Be Your Own Goal Keeper".  I have chosen to use the left side of the page for a weekly planner and to add little memories of the weeks activities.

This is a great way to include art in your life and to have a wonderful journal at the end of the year.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Moleskine Journal Cover

I finally finished the cover for my 2014 Documented Life Journal.  It has been a great year of weekly art and the 2015 journey has begun.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The Man Quilt

Just 3 weeks before Christmas, my daughter Jill asked me to make a quilt for her boyfriend.  I can't believe I got it finished.  Luckily, a friend had given me tons of brown batik fabric that I finally got to use.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

It Takes a Village

6" square postcards mailed out to family and friends this week, wishing them a Merry Christmas.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

15 Minutes of Fame

Our daughter Paige is the proud owner of "The Good Luck Gallery" in Chinatown, Los Angeles.  She is currently holding a group art show and placed some of my guilts for sale.  This red/black/yellow quilt sold on opening night!!  My friends and I enjoyed a field trip on the Amtrak for a quick visit to the gallery.
What a surprise to see my name on the window with so many talented artists!!!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Week 50 in The Documented Life Journal

Week 50 - Pick a fantasy vacation spot and create a packing list.  Imagine relaxing in paradise, imagine swimming in these clear waters, imagine fitting into a teeny bikini - this is a fantasy for sure!!!

I can't believe our 2014 journals are almost complete and I'm looking forward to 2015 and another year of creative dreams.