Sunday, February 22, 2015

Butterflies and flowers

This butterfly is my attempt to warm all of you who are suffering in the cold. I dyed both the yellow silk and the cotton background. The black is commercial fabric. Dyeing fabric is my latest addition to the art projects that interest me.

Here is a close-up which shows that I added a few beads in the background. Yes, I machine quilted each section of the butterfly. Don't you love the color variations between the pictures (ugh!). Anyway, I hope that you get the idea. The piece is 24" x 18".

A friend gave me some daffodils as she thought that I would like to draw them. That seemed like a good suggestion! This drawing was done with Micron pen and Inktense pencils.

Really, I've done lots of different pieces and practice motivated by Danny Gregory's Bootkamp. Just haven't gotten around to posting items.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Greeting cards

Our printer went kapoot! To any foreigner, that means that it was no longer working. So, after several bloopers we got a very nice Canon printer, copier, scanner. Dumb me, I thought all machines did all three. No, some are just printers. I wanted to test the detail and color. So, I decided to make some greeting cards.

The images were from my collection of mandalas that I have drawn over the years. The background paste paper was a gift from my dear friend, Barbara Parke Wolff. I am so lucky to receive these treasures. The card stock is Strathmore.

Yes, I think that I'm going to be happy with this new toy!