Art Journey with a Quilty Voice:
I here Voices. The Voices tell me to cut up Fabric. Good Fabric. Into small pieces. Small interesting pieces.
Then the Voices tell me to put them back together again. In interesting ways.
.... I must Obey ....
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday Guild Meeting
At our monthly Guild meeting last Tuesday Ellen Anne Eddy spoke to us. I shared with the group my progress on my project that I had started in her class last Saturday.
Last night I was beading again!
This is the sketch I did to guide my project
Some of the stretchy bracelets I've been making, I need to photograph them in daylight, the photos I am taking with the flash are coming out too dark. I am starting to sell some on Etsy, well, just listed yesterday, so none have sold yet.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Mantras and Prayers
This summer I found myself repeating several significant prayers that became more like mantras to help keep my sanity. I also found myself returning back to church after a four year hiatus. Then I learned about the art of the sigil this summer too and see their creation as a way to visually capture the prayers that I've been repeating with a few critical characters that represent phrases from the prayer, which is how it the practice has been defined. I don't see them as magick but more as a sacred prayer that manifests its energy from my heart to flow to the page and from the page back to my lips and up to God. The energy and hope is packaged within each of my hand drawn images:
Faith Grace and Patience (July 29, 2008)
*Faith - to remain walking God's path for me
*Grace - to react to my circumstances with integrity and honor
*Patience - to allow events to unfold as they are meant to
Attitude Confidence and Focus (October 28, 2008)
*Attitude - to be unputdownable
*Confidence - hold my head high, straighten my shoulders, and face the world with a smile
*Focus - what is my purpose, stay on target...
Sunday, October 26, 2008
What a great day, Saturday. I worked on techniques I had never tried before. And the most important result is that I am working in my studio tonight!
Patty H. introducing Ellen
Ellen going over details in her work
My inspiration for the "Vortex"
A composition study of my "Vortex" during class
In my Studio!
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Ellen Anne Eddy
Headed to a workshop with this month's visiting quilt artist. I should learn some new techniques and methods I have never used before.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Sisters play with Circles
Friday, October 17, 2008
July - Sept
This year is moving into fall and still I don't sew. I make beaded braclets, I started sketching again, and am thinking of pulling my paints out again. I've gone to a retreat and started a Christmas top with the vain idea of finishing before the holiday this year. Our November retreat is coming soon and I shall see how it goes.
Vacation photos from September in Corpus Christi, TX
More Beaded Cuffs
Mushrooms growing after a rain storm at work.