Saturday, September 27, 2008

Adelaide's Garden

I'm posting a picture of my latest mixed media wall quilt entitled, "Adelaide's Garden."

I used one of my polymer clay heads and daisy doily thingies (don't even know if they have a real name). I painted the daisy dollie thingies with textile paint and used some dichroic glass cabochons as the middle. I added gold leaf trim for stems and leaves and flower and butterfly beads. I thought I was finished with the quilt when I realized that Adelaide needed some jewelry. I added a multiple strand necklace and some "buttons." As you can see Adelaide looks very proud of her flower garden which grows on a background of painted fabric.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Blogging, etc

I have so much to blog about. The one thing I don't have is time to blog! I've tried to set up a schedule for blogging, but I am horrible with schedules. In fact, I'm rather horrible about structure of most kinds outside of the workplace. I believe that subconsciously I believe that schedules are for work only. My non-work time should be unstructured and creative. This usually means that, during the week, I bounce from project to project, different crafts depending on my mood. Weekends I can make several hours available for specific crafts/projects and that's when I usually finish things. I also tend to design more on weekends. I'm going to have to harness that rather weak natural schedule and use it to my advantage. The likelihood of any strict structure on the weekend is just not going to happen. And the closer I get to retirement, the less likely that becomes.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Christmas is Coming!

I am working furiously on Christmas gifts. I'm making Mill Hill ornaments for my friends. I only have one done and I have at least 3 more to go. I really like MH kits because everything is right there. They work up pretty fast, too. Just stitch, slap a piece of felt on the back and a pinback if you so choose and VOILA!