My Journey through the worlds of art quilts, oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, printmaking, dyeing, encautic, art cloth, spinning, and weaving. Also sharing stories of the rescue dogs I've known and loved.
Monday, July 30, 2007
Happy Birthday Katie!
Reek Sunday and Croagh Patrick
The Holy Mountain
Clouds -right half
Flooring is here
Friday, July 27, 2007
More delays from the wall painters
Point Betsie Lighthouse - 36 X 36 - Acrylic - 2006
Offline for 2 days...
Wednesday - working around the spot where the wall sticks out. Starting to look like Croagh Patrick.
Finish of Wednesdays work
Look Pat -- Paul's putting up the lamps!
Lamp lit over the bar
I'm hoping the painters have come since Wednesday, so I can work on the smaller pieces. It's so humid from all the rain that the big piece need overnight to dry. If the painters come, I'll be able to work more efficiently, moving from piece to piece...
Friday, July 20, 2007
Good Day to Work!
Back hall -signs for restrooms
The best laid plans...
Well, the plan sounded good, but I got a little waylaid with a trip the the Irish Festival in Berea. The mural and other work that I'm doing, is for P.J. MacIntyres. Patrick Campbell is one of the owners and was in Lord of The Dance for years. (He's going to have a dance school above the bar) I've never seen him dance so I had to go... It was awesome to see him dance! And he's one of the nicest people you'd ever want to meet.
Mission for today
- Get the family obligations out of the way
- Finish the king-size quilt top for the bed
- Start on the quilted Celtic wall-haning for Eileen
- Decide what to make out of Moniek's ugly FQ
- Gather some elements for the SOST quilt
Eileen is my lovely friend, neighbor and manager of The Treehouse
Moniek is my partner in the Ugly FQ exchange on the Carol Doak PP Yahoo group
SOST = Sisterhood of the Sagging Tits
Quilted coffee table and cornhole boards
Rocky River Brewing Cornhole board
My dearest TJay has been sucked into my quilting madness. Maybe it was watching me, day after day, cutting apart fabric into little strips and triangles and squares, and then sewing it back together... Now he spends his spare time cutting oak, poplar and black walnut into little diamonds and triangles and squares and then putting it back together. Hmmmmm, I think I see a pattern here. My dearest is making me a table in a lone star design with shooting stars on the sides of the big star.
Quilting in wood. We started the design in Electric Quilt 6. Then he fiddled with it and changed it and changed it some more. He finally decided to glue it to the base before it drove him crazy. Once it's glued, that's it. Can't rip out the stitches like I do. It still needs to be planed and sanded and sealed and it needs legs, but OMG -- it is amazing. I love that man.
A New Start...sort of
I keep hearing that a blog help some folks keep on track. Well, it's worth a shot. I'm past the half-century mark. I shouldn't still be wandering down one artistic path after another, should I? Or maybe I just ought to keep track of my wanderings? That's probably a more realistic goal. Yeah, that's the ticket. Where have I wandered the last few years?
- mono types
- jewelry design/beading
- wine making (yes -- it's an art)
- cement/hypertufa sculpture
- mural design
- the Great Lakes lighthouse hunt (over 200 so far)
- the artful garden
Yikes! As Grandma said in American Wedding: "Focus, focus!!." Actually, I am very focused right now, on a 27 x 7 foot mural that I'm working on for the new P.J.Macintyres at Kamms Corners.
I think that everything else is going to come together in fiber art. The passion I feel for this medium is unbelievable. I think this is where it will all come full circle for me. Something for me to think about until I write again.