Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A few more finished projects

I had a pretty productive week. First were the valentine postcards for some special young people in my life.

Second, I finished knitting a pair of fingerless gloves.

I may not need them this winter because here in the Northwest we are having unseasonably warm weather, unlike the many parts of the rest of the US. Not only have we had record breaking highs, we have no snow left and the snow is very important in supplying our water for the summer.
 I took advantage of the warmth to use my garage floor to finish up a quilt that I finished stitching back in December. It is part of my black and white circle series. The garage floor is the only area that I have enough space to lay it out flat to paint. The car got moved to the street, the floor got swept, a large blue tarp was put down and then the quilt on it. Below you can see it with the bright sunlight shining on it.
 I put it on the floor to paint it because I stand in the middle with a syringe filled with paint and spin around in circles. Next picture is of it all painted in the partial sunshine.

I had to close the garage door to keep out any curious cats. Here it is with the lights on sitting there drying over night.
I will have to take it in for professional photography, I have no really good space to photograph it in and the blacks tend to look grey. Below I have it hanging on my design wall in Studio B alongside  a 40" sq. companion piece. This one is 80" sq.
And a closeup.

The Weekly Leaf
This week I used a stencil and a paintstik on hand dyed fabric.

Week #7 year 2

Daily stitching updates

Silk Fragments #41-#48

The Daily Paper #334-#341

The lesson this week in my sketching and watercolor class was to do a continuous contour line drawing in ink.

Linked to "Off the Wall Friday"


  1. WOW, lots of good art to look at in this post. I love how you stood in the center of the big black quilt and painted the circle.

  2. How wonderful! I really love the circles on black.

  3. Pretty productive? Any understatement for sure. How brave you were to paint that circle, but since you'd done it before I guess you knew how great it would look.
    Your pretty fingerless gloves wouldn't be very good here where we are still buried in snow and near zero temps. Enjoy your warm winter.

  4. I love the look of that white paint! I'm going to have to go back through your archives and check out some more of your work. Good luck with the pictures! I know blacks and grays are hard to capture correctly.

  5. You are so talented in so many ways! What fun that must be to stand there and paint that circle. The blacks and greys are a perfect background. Very cool.

  6. I love the white on black circles! They are my favorite of all the wonderful art pieces you create. The size of this one is impressive. I hope to see it in person next month, And it is always cool to see your stitchwork up close. This time Silk Fragment #48 really caught my eye.

  7. Hi... Hugely wonderful post and ART! The quilt i the garage with white paint is stellar! Literally... what a wonderful image as I read the post of you spinning around and laying down the white paint with the syringe! Thanks for sharing it all!!!
    Bethany in Kingston, ON cocooned inside - hiding from the -23 temps and ice snow!