Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fall in Iowa

The clouds were really wild looking when I took this photo, the wind turbines were a nice contrast to the soy beans.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Website update

I updated my website this past weekend, streamlining with the focus being on Prairie.  Since I work in several mediums I decided recently that it would be best to focus on one subject for now and explore the subject in depth, I'm very happy with this decision as it has relieved some stress and my work now looks cohesive.

Rusted Grid

Rust Pattern Making

John cut salvaged scaffolding walk ways for me to use in my rust dyeing projects, one cannot have enough rusty things.

Goldenrod Dye Pot

Goldenrod out in the field.

One pounds worth of fresh goldenrod plant tops will dye quite a bit of silk fabric quite nicely.

A close up of the blossoms.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Natural Dyed Silk Yo-Yo's

Yo-Yo's made from my natural dyed silk fabrics, I picked up the Jumbo Yo-Yo maker today and it's a very nice addtion to the sizes I had already.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sketch Book - Motifs

I made my own sketch book journal to fill with various patterns and motifs I was finding around the house, this one is from a stencil I'm in love with.

Journal Madness

Large journal cover

Small journal cover

Gold motif

Friday, September 17, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Poppies - WIP

Found my long panels that I started some 4 years ago now and am working towards finishing them!  This is what I'm up too whilest I wait for John to finish my next set of raised panel board frames so I can work on my Winter encaustic series.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Quilt National and Well That's Life

I missed the deadline for QN again!  I know I know the actual deadline is tomorrow but in order for my entry to make it there tomorrow I would have had to have shipped it, overnight no less, yesterday!  How about that for logic!

Sandstone No. 4 WIP

Anyway, because I was busy plugging away on my latest body of work, for my solo show, I fell behind way behind.  Absolutely no one's fault but my own, that and I'm seriously in a cow and field encuastic painting mode, the need to switch gears back to fiber just wasn't happening.  So the above piece is STILL in progress, I have three more pieces in my Sandstone series in various stages of progression, waiting on the fabrics to rust and compost to the desired level of doneness is also taking forever with this summers crazier than ever weather.