Saturday, November 28, 2015

shop update Nov. 29 10am CST

I'll be adding a few stones to my shop today and they'll go on sale tomorrow, Sunday Nov. 29th at 10am, Central Time.

If you're interested, keep an eye on my shop HERE.

Thank you!

Monday, November 23, 2015

November grey

I had the most glorious day off of work.
I dyed some wool, ate a colossal omelet, and stitched on this stone.
I find this shade of grey not at all sad and dreary, like November can sometimes be.
In fact, the sparkly red and slate grey is a combo I think I'll explore for a little bit.
Or at least until these four grey stones in front of me are stitched.
After that, who knows.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

chilly kitties and stitched stones

A pile of blue sky stones await me on this decidedly grey and chilly November day.
I snuck some stitching time last night and my hands were grateful for the task. I plan to give them a little more time today.

Mother Nature sugar-coated the woods last night.

The kitties aren't as happy about as I am.

This guy refused to follow me out on my walk, mewing his complaints at me from the yard.

"I is displeased right meow"

Have a cozy day, all.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Altar - How I Pray

A sneaky peek at a piece I made for the 'Hank of Hair, Piece of Bone' exhibit, opening this Friday at The Crossing Arts Gallery.

This piece is called 'Altar - How I Pray' and is made entirely of wool.
Some of the elements have been wet-felted but then needle-felted into the scene. A stitched stone lays at the base of the form as an offering.

I have two other pieces in this show. If you're local, stop out and see us Friday night and enjoy a glass of wine and chat.

You can find details about the show HERE, and I'll try to post more photos of my pieces after the show opens.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

'Tis the Season to Be Felt-y

In all my busy-ness I had almost totally forgotten that I had some ornaments in another Lark book, this one called 'Tis the Season to Be Felt-y" by Kathy Sheldon and Amanda Carestio, those champions of fun felt projects.

I don't do a lot of felt sewing of this type any more but looking through the book made me want to rummage around in my supplies and set aside some quiet time to stitch.

There are lots of adorable and retro-inspired projects in this book but I was tasked with making something a little earthier and muted. Working with recycled garment wool that I dyed, I made little pears and a partridge to hang in the tree.

I'll be taking these little guys into the gift shop at work.
If you'd like a copy of the book, Amazon has it for a great price right now. (and if you choose The Crossing Arts Alliance as your charity for Amazon Smile, a wee fraction of a percent of your purchase price will go towards supporting the arts in my area. Thanks!)

Have a super day, all.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

November 10

Life has gotten busy again.

We have two new friends, apparently dropped off on our doorstep, as happens when you live in the country.

Our Empty Bowls fundraiser was a great success, allowing us to make a nice donation to our soup kitchen again. It's a lot of work, but a really rewarding project.

I've been doing some needling on pieces for a show that opens on the 20th. I now officially have 4 pieces in various stages of completion. At this point it's a mystery which one/s will be done in time.

I really need to hide away and reconnect with my art for a while. Anyone have a spare hermit cave they can lend me?


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