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Great Falls, Montana, United States
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?
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Monday, April 18, 2011

Summer SHIMMER - Preview

(Not if but when!) ... the spring to summer weather makes it's debut in MT, I will post pictures of the Shibori dyeing with the PVC pipe. Until then... we live with the winter-barely into-spring weather!  As mentioned earlier, this is one of my first pieces of "shibori-inspired" hand dyed fabric which I made last summer on my back patio!  LOVE doing that!  You can see how the whole cloth piece started out in the post yesterday right here.

And so began my inspiration for this whole-cloth inspired art quilt. (This picture is tinted a bit yellow as the light in my studio isn't quite correct for taking accurate color pictures.)

In the photo above I've used my terrific Bernina #43 free motion couching foot... Currently, I know of no other machine that has a foot THIS EASY TO USE!  I've used it to couch my favorite hand dyed yarn.  I've also added lots of bobbin play, using YLI threads, and Razzle Dazzle thread.  You can also see I've played with some Angelina "Textiva" film in a golden yellow colorway. (It's the shiny cellophane-looking product in the top of the pic above)
And I've added some of my hand-dyed rayon ribbons --- it's an aqua-greenish-blue color.
I hope you're intrigued, and will come back to see the finished art quilt.  I will also be posting pictures of the exact threads I used, and a tip for pulling up bobbin threads and tyeing off, as well as the "HOW TO'S" on angelina fibers and textiva films in this week's posts.

Fun Fun Fun in the Sun!  (even if it's only in my imagination)!

I think I want to play some BEACH BOYS music and get that summer-time inspiration warmed up!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

LAUGHING LISA - Art Journal Quilt

This fabric paper art collage-journal quilt is #3 of my "Girlfriend Series" (can't think of a better title)  and very, very, special to me: "Lisa Laughs!"

This beautiful woman is my Sister... a best friend... a loyal confidante... a prayer warrior... a loving mom (to Rachel and Joe), (Aunt to Katie) a wife, and lawyer.  She loves Jesus... and our Lord has given her many wonderous gifts!   One gift in particular is  her smile... and ...
  l  a  u  g  h !

I thank God for the wonderful memories, the friendship and sweet gift Lisa has been to me as a mentor, friend and more.  
These are a few of my favorite and most  sweet and memorable pictures I've taken of Lisa!
Daughter Rachel and Mom Lisa
She doesn't carry a tune very well but her laugh... is simply infectious!  What a gift!

And who cares when the singing is sung with such JOY?! 
Laughing out loud?   

Living life joyfully?!

Lisa and Christy laughing... loving... enjoying the water!
And how 
we love to play at the


She has a HUGE 
h  e a  r  t  !
  and she lives in the knowledge of God's love, mercy and grace.
Lisa's artsy collage style quilt...

  l  o  v  e
   y o u ! 

 And we joyfully THANK GOD for you! 
Psalm 37:3-7  "we pray that trusting is what we do first... dwelling in the land enjoying our safe pastures... delighting in the Lord.... 
and as we commit our way to the Lord 
...we know he will make our righteousness shine like the dawn... 
and the justice of our cause like the noonday sun... 
be still before Him... 
wait patiently for Him... 
do not fret..."

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