""''I have been doing some sewing.....My project is to make some "intent" flags..or prayer flags...I belong to a quilting group and they are going to make a block a month bible quilt....I plan to do the block a month but turn each into a flag....Block #1 is Garden of Eden/ Adam amd Eve The first one I did is for good wishes,love,peace,happiness all positive thoughts for couples, partnerships........... it is proudly flying here at the beaach sending my good thoughts far and wide......... I plan to start the 2nd one this week!!!
Another New Year.....Where did that come from?
What have I been up to? Well ATC's--Artist Trading Cards and various other swaps on Swap-Bot.com..... I have really gotten addicted to these little 2.5 x 3.5 works of Art..
They have helped me stretch myself,test myself and grow toward some of the areas of
art I have been afraid to try. Mixed media mostly! I have a love affair with mixed media these days...I started my cards with straight up painting..and color pencil.
And I have progressed to adding bits and bobs...
I have met so many great new friends all over the world!
Sometimes I trade postcards and thats just down right, friendly ,fun!!!
A few of the ATC's
I have made well over 100 ATC swaps and have
filled a 3 ring binder for 2011 and started a new one for 2012.
I still have my yarn and crochet hooks handy...Just
finishing up and baby blanket, hat,bootie set...That was fun..
I have croched several scarfs and some granny blocks for trades.
I have been finding time to paint and certainly enjoying it. This is from my lighthouses of
Florida series and it is the Dry Tortugas lighthouse down in the Florida Keys..It is oil paint and I found the weather here a bit of a challenge for oils, I actually find it a bit of a challenge for most paint, because of the heat. My studio is a florida room porch and I love it because I get the ocean breezes but I also get the heat and the cold and the moisture and the sand..I can move it all inside to a climate controled area but I think I will stay where I am ,enjoying the challenges....And I have been working with color pencils, pencils and pastels with no problem.
This is my entry into this years book challenge. It is a tribute to Johnny Appleseed... The theme was Myths, FairyTales and Ledgends..I chose the AppleSeed story because I wanted to use the red/green colorway for my 2011 project... You can see the entire online show here ..the Book can be seen HERE Many talented fiber artists joined in the project and what they each created blew me away..I feel fortunate to be includes with this wonderful group of people from all over the world!
Always doing something.....thats me....I was born and raised in UpState New York, Jefferson County.As you see I rolled downhill and ended up in Louisiana almost 30 years ago...Fine place to live,southern charm, the bayou, the cajun food,fab flowers and friendly people... and then I rolled a little east 6 months ago to Dothan Alabama---that should'nt be a surprise since I visited here alot...
Continueing my southern journey...I now live in Panama City Beach,Fl...and Iove it here..I feel very creativly inspired living by the Ocean and beingfully retired gives me time to play!!