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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Block 1

I visited my sister last week and was inspired by all the creative things in her studio.  Block 1 of a chaos quilt emerged.  More to follow.

Inspiration was also found during my visit with Denny and Chan.  Denny has the complete series of Selvedge textile magazine, whoa very good stuff! I looked at them until my eyes fell shut.  Start the fun.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

James Ausfahrt - The Story of the Tree and the Peach

I found this video on the wonderful blog.  I haven't posted in a while because I have been traveling, teaching, and shopping. I've missed posting, but this little ditty was worth the wait.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Cloud Reflection and Poppy Love

A beautiful sight on my walk today.   The clouds so brilliantly reflected in the water.

Which way is up, which way is down?  Does it matter?

The orange of the poppy makes me smile.  Thank you poppies, I think I love you.


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Nick Cave

I came across the work of Nick Cave on the excellent Ignant Blog.

I want one of these outfits! Soundsuits:

Yup, this last one must come in my size.

Puppet Man Rides Again

So my sister put up a picture of  the puppet man I made her. Not long ago I came across my sketches for the puppet and that made me wonder if she still had him in her studio or if he was buried at the bottom of a craft box.  You can catch up with puppet man on her blog onefinepencil.

Here's what he looks like.  I made him a long time ago- but I have lost my timeline so I'm not sure how far back it was. Maybe Gail knows.

Cool, he has a peace sign on his arm.  Otherwise he is kind of strange looking. And I remember he was difficult to make, but for some reason it was important to me to make him.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Birthday Platypus and Carrot Cake

Last summer while Mac and I were traveling across Australia, he became obsessed with spotting a platypus.  They are, as we found out, rare to see in the wild. Yet searched we did. None were spotted so for Mac's birthday I decided to block print him a platypus.

Here is my sketch for the block:

I was inspired by Aboriginal art work similar to Clifford Possum.

I used this image as a starting point:

Mac's Blue Platypus:

I made the block from cardboard and sponge I had around.  I like how it came out. Fabric paint, pencil, colored pen.

Oh! I made a carrot cake too!  Yummie!  Happy Birthday Mac!