I hate leaving home and tend to find last minute things to do around the house, it eases my anxiety about travel. So here I am posting some recent work when I should be dressing. Ah well...if I miss the plane...I'd get to stay home (not really, I won't miss it!)
This is a study in color that I was working on. I don't really have an inherent sense of what colors pop forward and which go back, so I tried this exercise - which is helpful. Same theme, different backgrounds.
I have been working on some small items that I will try to sell at a local craft fair. These are some little chairs that I got somewhere, they have hooks on the back so they can hang on the wall. I use them to hold paintings or photographs, they are about 15 inches tall. They were plain black so I "decorated" them. I went with the freehand look...what do you think?
I also had this torso shaped item, which I use for hanging necklases from. I don't know what the original use was supposed to be, the item was wearing a skirt, and was kind of odd...
Another painted mirror - sorry it's so blurry - I didn't want to show you my reflection as I am in my jammies!
Three people at work have asked me to make baby quilts, so I started this one with my favorite monkey fabric. I don't know if you can tell, but the outer border has banana's on it, and I used that same fabric for the back. I'm going to freehand quilt circles in the orange border and lines in the yellow border. Should be cute. DH loves this quilt and thinks that no one would actually use it for a baby, but would hang it on the wall. I hope not, as I love the thought of a baby snuggled in a warm bright quilt.
And I finally finished the quilt for my nephew - which is using the sea fabric that I got in Florida and used for the "under the sea" baby quilt from a few days ago. This quilt is HUGE - 85" by 85" and was very tough to work on as I don't really have a place to lay out something that big and pin it together. But I did get it done, with some creative sewing techniques. I only 'stitched in the ditch" on this one, no fancy work.
Okay - I'll go finish packing and get ready to go to AZ. I am bringing more art stuff than clothes, as I will be staying with my sister and mom in a house near my niece. The two of them are slow starters in the morning, and I am up early. After an early morning walk, I plan to work on ATC's and other drawings until the two lazies get up. Everyone says it is very hot out there, so I think that the early morning will be the only time to get outside and enjoy the dry air.
Have a great weekend.