Good morning! It's a nice cool morning here in hot Oklahoma. The back door is open and the kitties are loving it. Can Fall be around the corner?
I am not finished with this piece yet but sent it in anyway because the class is ending, and it's up on the featured art for the week board....I am thrilled!
I am happy with the background on this one but not so much with her face.
As I was having breakfast on Saturday, the sun was shining on my roses just so and I jumped up to get the trusty camera. I love how it turned out.
The morning glories are decorating the yard in shades of blue and purple.
We had a non eventful weekend due to DH not feeling well. It was a bad cold and he is better now but he went to great lengths to insure that I don't catch it. Once I get a bug I tend to keep it for a very long time.
Here is my latest homework portrait. She was a lot of fun to create. Her hat is constructed of paper napkins and collage pauge. The background is also napkins and modeling paste.
The quilt guild met last night and we learned a bit about fractured quilts. No it's not a blurry photo...it was made that way.
Here is a closer look. I saw it from across the room and thought...I don't think so. I have bad eyes and making a quilt like this would put me over the edge. It's interesting and different and I like that in a quilt, but this technique is not going on my to-do list.
Now for the winner of my art angel doll...the one celebrating my two years of blogging....and it's
I thought this was interesting with the textured glass shining through the shade. I love stained glass!
...they think I am....
...top shelf diva's...
...and Queen of the studio...
I don't remember how old I was when I got this Madame Alexander doll. I have always loved her. She is from the 50's and has pierced ears and seamed stockings (not panty hose) I love seamed stockings...I always though they were sexy and now I see the girls wearing them again on the dancing shows...yay! Oh, and she also has bendable elbows and knees. (and red hair...love it!)
....she needs a makeover...
I need to find a doll hospital.
...and of course...you know who traded in her party hat for a crown.
this is my new doll class for Fall.
She's a sweet punkin' doll.
Should I call her "punkinhead"?
That is what I called my daughter when she was a baby.
I saw this book in the window of the Paper Crown and it immediately took me back....waaay back to my childhood. I used to have this book. Does that ever happen to you? You see something old that you had as a child and it does something to you...a weird or happy feeling. I also get this feeling with certain sidewalks, shade trees and smells.
There wasn't much left of this poor book but it sure sparked me. Oh, and there is a line of fabric out now with the Golden books prints.
This is a gift from an artful friend of mine. I love it and use it daily. She has been MIA this summer and I hope to see her soon.
And finally....Miz P sends you all a nice Monday lick!
I was up this morning before the birds. Not by choice....hard night. DH cracked me in the head with his elbow around three-ish. Then he got up to run around 4 am and forgot to turn off his alarm. My cat Pippi waits by the bathroom door every morning and waits to hear the shower turn off and then she cries and bats at the door until he lets her in. It's funny...it's her time with him. She head butts him and then that's it. He can't touch her the rest of the day.
So after all of this commotion, I could not get back to sleep. But then I got to see the pretty purple sunrise.
Here are the 40 plus boxes in their new home. It's an old Yankee candle cabinet I picked up for a song when a local card store went out of business. It is perfect for them. I even put them in alphabetical order. Look out it may snow!
Sorry about the poor photo quality. No matter how many shots I take, the lighting is not good in that area so they blur a bit....but you get the idea.
I also covered a bunch of paper napkin boxes.
The sun rises at the back of the house and that is where my window is so (since the lighting was good) I took some random pictures of the studio and will show some of them next week.
I think I have been an artist since I first picked up a crayon many years ago.I love to create and I love all mediums of the art world.
Right now mixed or multi media artist fits the bill.
I am a fabriholic...I got it from my Mom. One of my favorite sayings is "every day that I buy fabric is a good day."
At any given time I can be found painting,collaging,sewing art quilts or dolls...creating with stained glass or rusty odds and ends I have found in the street.