Wednesday, May 18, 2016

May mandala

Yes, I continue to push myself to create another design within the 7" circle. 
One can only learn from such challenges.

There was a fundraiser for a biker friend who is fighting cancer in his arm. He is teaching all of us so much about how to push the body and mind. This is the 18th of May and he has ridden about 1,100 miles this month!
My contribution to the fundraiser was this quilt.

               The black was fused applique and a pattern, the background is a solid piece of fabric.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

April drawings

My mandala for April continued to teach me about calmness, design and color. 

I have been attending figure drawing session and maybe someday I'll be right on! Max is the first model.

                                                          Zach is another great model.

Golly, I just got his right arm to short. Oh well, I'll have to try again.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

March mandala

The mandala for March has been nicknamed "Discovery". I used watercolor, markers, and colored pencils. I do not plan out the design except for the fact that it is 7" on a 10" sq piece of paper. I continue to learn and there is joy in the making.

Monday, February 29, 2016

February's mandala

There is some comfort in routine. Getting back to doing a mandala each month is helping me to focus and be more creative. This month the paper was paste paper painted by my dear "sister" Barbara Parke-Wolff. The black was micron and other markers. The little bit of color added in the center was done with Intense Pencils.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

White on black

Decided to try zentangles on black paper. Just play. I am always learning!


Monday, January 11, 2016

New resolution

Golly, I see that I started my mandala series in 2005! The goal was to do one a month. There were to be 7" on a 10" square of paper. The last one that was specifically that size was done in May of 2013. Well, the call has come again to follow that path.   

Markers were used for the black, colored pencils for the color (obviously) and the two rings were cut from paste paper made by my friend Barbara Parke-Wolff. 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

This and that

This is the 11th quilt that I have made by myself or with others. It is for a retired or injured veteran. Usually I send them to an organization to anonymously give them. However, this time it was given to a veteran who is a member of the health club that I attend. His reaction was delightful and it was a nice way to end the series. Maybe, there will be another one, but I'm ready to move on to other projects.

Bud and his wife are on the left and I'm third from the left.

This flower quilt is made from my hand dyed cotton and silk along with commercial fabrics. I wove the background, fused the flower and leaves and then added accents by thread painting.
A nice learning piece.

One of the nice gestures lately is creating a free library. People place little cupboards outside and passer byes are invited to take a book and leave a book. These neighbors went way beyond and made a nice walkway, doors with glass, a welcome bench and planters. It's fun and so easy to stop for a new book. Thank you to these people who have shared some happiness.