Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Inspired by Il Lee

A couple of years ago, I picked up an Art in America magazine. Although there were many outstanding pieces of art, work by Il Lee caught my eye. His exhibit of Ballpoint Abstractions was being displayed at the San Jose Museum of Art. My husband and I drove down to San Jose (a couple of hours away) to see his first solo museum exhibition in the United States. He uses Papermate pens and those from Staples Office Supply.

The above pieces are mine-after his style. The figure is on paper and the "bird" is on canvas primed with 5 layers of gesso. 

Not being a computer guru, I could not find his website, but there are articles about him. 

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Oldest thing in refrigerator

Actually, I was afraid to discover the oldest item in my refrigerator. But, I felt better when I realized that ink pads for stamping on fabric were the winners!
Oh yes, my neighbor really did want to frame the picture of her house, so I gladly gave her the original. 

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

From Watercolor to Quilting

I have being doing mandala for years. This design is called the Flower (or Seed) of Life. The original is watercolor. I transferred that image via my printer onto silk fabric, beaded and then quilted the piece which is 10" x 10". I even won an award at our local quilt show.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

My neighbor knows

My neighbors actually know that this is their house! They always provide lovely gardens for our viewing pleasure. I just hope to do it justice. My biggest compliment is that Virginia wants to the piece.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Makes me laugh

When I saw this pattern, it made me laugh.So, I had to make the quilt. The pattern is by amy bradley designs. My title is Ladies at the Beach, Who am I? Size is 28 1/2" x 28 1/2

Friday, October 2, 2009

Inspired by many who are doing "zentangles", I have begun to do them on greeting cards that I send to my friends for their birthdays or just to give a hug. Sharpie and Micron pens.

My blog has begun!