Friday, November 30, 2007

Pay it Forward

I received my lovely Pay It Forward prezzie from Lenna. a beautiful piece to hang in my studio.
picture of dets

and inside the pocket were these lovely photos printed on fabric

my Pay It Forward treats will be made from this - a dyed & painted fabric from last summer sliced & diced into these itty bitty pieces. stay tuned to see what they will be or better yet jump in to Pay It Forward and you will get a surprise in the mail from moi!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

my work from Katie's class

These are my pieces from Katie's class.

This is one of my favourites - developing depth using the rainbow colours in order of value. This was from a favourite photo of Monceau Park in Paris. remember these are just quick cut & fuse exercises that could be developed if desired.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Color & composition with Katie PM

I spent 3 days in a workshop with Katie Pasquini Masopust and had a blast. We worked from her book Color & Composition for the Creative Quilter. Katie prepares a kit of all the colours fused ready to work through the exercises from the book. After each exercise we would tape them to a large wall for group discussion. Her is Katie with our monochromatic & achromatic pieces.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

I won..........

this beautiful piece by Penny Milton at the Oshawa Fibre Arts Show recently. Bidding on the silent auction, benefitting Osteoporosis Society of Canada, had a prize for bidders and I WON!!

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Pay it Forward

Artists are such a generous group of people. I'm thrilled to be participating in a great challenge called Pay It Forward. I met Lenna last summer at her husbands family compound on St. Lawrence River near Kingston. Lenna has some pictures of us here, sitting in what I know as Muskoka chairs or as Lenna & Steve called them Adirondack chairs!!
The first 3 people to leave a comment here for me will receive a gift handmade by me. Hmmm? what to make, what to make?? shall I embeliish, quilt or paint?!
Your part is to Pay it forward. simple!
To participate:

1. Comment on this post, expressing your wish to participate in ‘Pay it Forward’. I will contact the first three responders for your mailing address so I can send you your giftie. Make sure I have your email! If I can't contact you, I won't be able to include you : (

2. The first 3 to comment here who I can contact, will receive a little handmade gift from ME!

3. The first three who comment here will post this message on their own blog, and offer three more small gifts, handmade by them. You will be making one gift for each of the first three people who comment on your post, who in turn will go ahead and announce this idea on their blog and then make gifts for the first three people that sign up with them!

Christmas stars

a fun easy piece as a wallhanging or lap quilts. A variety of Christmas reds & greens & a few stars good............

but this is better.