No More time.

Packing to go on the road gives me a great deal of stress.  I’ve tried lists and things, but every gig is different. So I just have to wear it if I forget something. There are so many things to think of. Then at the last minute, contracts and business things came in today that…

Preparing to travel.

Preparation for travel has taken me away from the portrait, but I’ll get some more done tomorrow….It’s been  a hectic week. I’m looking forward to warm weather… the heaters are going full bore here in the hills…. Don’t think I need the woolies in Darwin. Then again it’s snowing in Long Prairie Minnesota, so I…

New collage.

This is a new collage…. I have assembled the top. It’s a sample to be quilted in class.The borders are fused on… and it will be quilted and appliqu├ęd at the same time. I will fine black cotton and "illustrate" with thread as it is being quilted… by that I mean I will draw with…

portrait No 13

I still have a lot of work to do on her shawl, but most of the fabric is down now. As you can see, there is very little of the original fabric  showing through the other pieces, but is served as a wonderful background.A necklace will dived the neck and the shawl and once illustrated…

The portrait continues.

I have decided that as this will be rather a long protracted project, I will put it up on my web page in order, so that it is easier to find.

Portrait No 12.

As I work on the quilt I become immersed in the spirit of the subject.  –  Frida Khalo. Having just visited her home and been privy to her sketch books, the wonderful design of her house and the colors that gave passion to her interesting life. I don’t think I can leave the portrait as…

Portraits No 11.

I’m using the two fabrics I showed you in previous posts and creating the shading on the shawl.. There are 20 different pieces on the this, the top part of the shawl so far. Once I get the dark shading in place it will gain more definition.

Collage No 10.

Once I began working on the shawl, I wasn’t happy with the fabric  I showed you in the last post. Part of working on a quilt is Auditioning. Yes, it gets a little frustrating at times, but it is part of the process. I had some Cherrywood fabric in my stash ….(actually I have a…

Gees Louise !!!

Do you ever have one of those days when nothing seems to go the way you planned…? I have a little cyber post it note on my screen that informs me just what has to be completed in the next couple of days. I actually was able to strike one thing off the list…I had…

The portrait will have to wait a short time until I finish my round of teaching… hopefully I will be able to complete some of it on the road.