Thursday, July 31, 2008
I have been busy! I just might find "5" of these a little intimidating to get started working on, but I think that's a good thing. Now that I have started to paint larger, I am wishing these were a little bigger. I think these are about 11 x 14 inches or so.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
I sooo love painting most of the painting with my hands and finger tips. This connects me with my paintings on a level that is hard to describe..., and I can feel the spirit of my work take on meaning as I create. Painting almost backwards, from the negative, gives new insights, and a feeling I have never felt before. I now have completed 4 of these paintings. The larger one (2' x 4') awaits my re-do. Daunting me,,, I need to get over my fear of painting so large or (re-painting so large).
Saturday, July 26, 2008
"We could have all done better"
12 x 12 on wood, acrylic, colored pencils, oil pastel.
I was thinking about what a mess we've gotten ourselves into, as a society. I am influenced daily by sad news around me. I wish we had the foresight to see what we could have done better, but it's never too late.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
"Looking for clover and purple strife in Calama"
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
He likes to paint on the floor, and usually has several pieces going at one time.
He paints on wood and does most of the painting with the palm and finger tips of his hand. He uses brushes for the finishing and fine detail of his work.
Jesse is sharing tips about some of his finished pieces.
Remember the first photo,, well, this is how Jesse's piece looked at the end of the workshop.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
It's wonderful that you want to connect with a certain someone so badly, but are you trying too hard? Step back today. Retreat from your charm offensive. You're not normally this aggressive, so why send this person an inaccurate message about who you are? You will have to be patient and natural. Let them come to in the way they want -- and, most importantly, at the speed they want. Waiting won't be fun, but your reward will be sweet, and it will be genuine.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
I have finished the top piece for a pillow. Here are samples of the different phases. First, I draw my pattern. I really like creating it myself, then I can alter it and change it as I go if I want.
I had some little circles in the background that I decided to take out because it seemed like it made my piece too busy.
The finished piece is 12 x 12 inches. You can tell it is slightly changed from the original. I love how the pieces take on their own personality as you hook them.
Now here's the hard part. I need to make it into a pillow and I don't know how. I could sew the wool flannel on the back, stitch it up and add a pillow form on the inside. Only I want to be able to clean it as time goes on so I would like to be able to take the pillow part out. I don't sew (much) so I don't know how to make zipper enclosures. Any other ideas?????
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Jesse Reno rocks!
Jesse Reno video
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Here is my new stuffie. I haven't named her yet. She is approx 12 inches tall and 5 inches wide. I started by painting her original image on muslin. (after I gessoed it first). Then I sprayed her with an archival finishing spray. She is stuffed with polyfill and a red polka dot flannel fabric adorns her back. She wears a striped hat from recycled knit fabric with a vintage brass bell on the very tippy tip.
Can you help me name her?