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I love creating art. I love the Creator! And through that love, I find a little slice of heaven on earth and I give Him all the glory! It's a great adventure and I'm excited to see what's around the bend! Come join me, won't you?
Showing posts with label Leaves At Dusk. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Leaves At Dusk. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Sketchbook ~ Twinkling Leaves

{just imagine Tigger's voice from Winnie the Pooh!}

Well, the leaves mostly gone... except for those living in my imagination or on the sketchbook page! I have really enjoyed playing ~ layering different types of watercolors with this particular page, though.  I began with a base layer of watercolor with the Peerless brand of watercolor papers.  Then I added the Luminarte Twinkling H2O's for some sparkle, and a bit of more depth... I think?
And one of my favorite worship songs "Rushing Wind"  was sung in my heart as I drew... colored, and added details... you can see some of the words... perhaps.
"rushing wind... blow through me, like your tender breeze... search out the depths of my heart..."

Two pages full!  I loved it.  I'm trying to learn to get a lighter hand with my black pen.  Sometimes yes.  Sometimes No!

And just a bit of a trip down memory lane - here are two Autumn-inspired table runners, too.
 The quilt "Red Autumn" above
 And here is "Leave it Beautiful in Twilight" a blue version; both of which were published on the blog last year - just click the links to see them.

And. Just in case anyone 'out there' is interested... I am offering anything with leaves in it... 50% off the listed price in my Etsy store.  Just contact me so I can set it up.  That is the beginning of my Autumn Celebration, with a couple free give-a-ways coming up... soon!  Very... soon!

Ever thankful to you all, have a great day!  


Thursday, March 3, 2011

am EXCITED and privileged to have my quilts, scarves and pins featured at our local GALLERY 16 through the month of March.  I hope you will join us tonight at the Gallery.  The opening is at 5:00 pm.  It's a dream-like state for me.  God give me grace for tonight's event!   I'm so ... incredibly thrilled, and honored to be THERE - "THE Gallery!"
I have so long admired this group of women artists who started this non-profit organization years and years ago.  Through their hard work and commitment, many people have seen beautiful, incredible talent of many artists.  It is where I first discovered Cynthia St. Charles.  If you don't know of her, she is a Billings, MT artist, and her fiber and quilt art was a featured cover on Quilting Arts magazine a few years ago; 2009 I believe.  April.  Visit her website here.  Her blog is also on my sidebar in case you'd like to visit. You won't be disappointed, I promise!

THANK YOU to Gallery 16 for this honor.   I know I am not alone in thanking God for the opportunities, and the doors He opens up for me to be able to pursue this artful passion of mine.  I have had so many people who pray for me daily, who are near and dear in the family of Christ; who support me in so many ways.  My heart fairly leaps outside itself!!

Just a few snapshots of some of the pieces available at the Gallery:

Montana Treasure - my 'first' art quilt!
Detail Montana Treasure

Bonfire at Sunset

Detail of "Bonfire"

"Joy Comes in The Morning"

"Leaves at Dusk"

Detail of "Leaves"

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Oh gosh, I had hours and hours of delight designing this quilt, painting the leaves, fusing and adding trapunto to the leaves... and quilting metallic, swirly whirly lines of wind sweeping among the fall leaves floating through the air in my front window from my Antique Crab Apple Tree!  I designed this pattern, after using a stamp to initially "rub" the leaf images using Paintstiks.  Come!  Join me in he Paintstik class at the QUILT-A-WAY on February 5th and  February 8th.  These are two separate classes, one in the evening and one in the daytime.  See my BLOG entry on CLASSES I'm offering here!

This piece is for SALE at GALLERY 16 in Great Falls, Montana.

 I absolutely adore Paintstiks!  Such a fun paint medium to play with.  It's so easy to blend and create your own colorways and creative design.  If you haven't tried them... check it out!  Paintstiks should be available at your favorite quilt store, and if not, ask them to stock them!  You can also find them here and here.  Laura Murray, a designer who has created many treasures, and she has  fabulous site in which you will be greatly inspired! (The first link).  The second link is Quilting Arts.

Lots and lots of free motion stitching applique style around the edges of these leaves... oh how fun it was!

I started with  King Tut in the variegated cotton... and Glitter thread in blue hologram for the "wind."  Oh yes... and don't forget the silver metallic... Yenmet is my Go-to Gal for "gettin' er' done' the fun way!  You can get Yenmet metallic threads at any quilt store, but if not, ask them!  It's simply one of the BEST metallic threads out there.

See my thread info-tutorial blog "TNT: Thread, Needles and Tension"  December 28, 2010
for more information and how-to's regarding threadplay and needles!

The paintstik class will explore color blending, rubbings, using materials from around your home to add texture, mica pigments for polish and shine... and some good resource information in hand outs I've worked up for all my students!

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