My reworked IAQ (Instant Art Quilt). I have been stuck on this one for weeks, months even and instead of figuring out what I should do next I started thinking "what is it about this piece that I don't like?" It was the urine-yellow. I don't like yellow much (kind of like Nicki not liking orange...which I DO like!) so I over dyed it with a great blue...cut it up and resewed most of it together in a different configuration. I am liking it now. I am thinking of adding white metallic paint, dry-brushed..maybe over the stitching? I plan to add crystals too. It also will hang portrait not landscape. I figured I didn't like it the way it was so I had nothing to lose! It was liberating and fun to be so bold!
This is my self-portrait ATC (artist trading card) and I have to admit I think they are creepy! But I signed on for 1 set and 1 set is done. CHECK that off my list!
- $3300.00 and counting in damage to my Trailblazer. Still not ready. Still trying to figure out where to get the cold hard cash. Ugh.
- Magazines like GOURMET closing shop. I was disappointed last year when COTTAGE LIVING ceased. Hope Quilting Arts and Clothe Paper Scissors lure enough of us to stay afloat.
- I don't want to know all about David Letterman's sex-capades.
- Linda and Laura Kemshall's site has a couple free video's that have some good info to paint/stamp fabrics. They make a stamp using a bit of plywood and double-sided tape that they put foamy letters (and numbers would work too) on it. Makes very cool design elements. I did inquire on the subscription to their videos but $103 American is too much for me to put out right now. They wrote The Painted Quilt. I love that book.