Friday, August 30, 2013

Dreamscape Quilt in Progress

Large landscape in progress. 

Or is it a dreamscape? It's going to be hung over the couch, so I brought it out there to take a look. 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Refurbished Old School Desk

Found a folding desk used for exams until the early 2000s, according to the graffiti. I refinished the wood and repainted the hardware.

BEFORE:
 Old school desk

It's a perfect occasional table for a wireless mouse and keyboard for the computer or as a side table for parties. I wanted to keep the charm of the scribbles intact, but there were a few things that wouldn't be great for office parties. Rubbing alcohol and q tips did the trick.

AFTER:
 School desk refurbished

That's better.

Monday, August 26, 2013

"I Looked It Up" Art Quilt

"I Looked It Up" art quilt
"I looked it up; it's a medical thing. I looked it up."

That's what the guy, or someone looking at this guy, said.

"I Looked It Up" Detail

12" x 13" Machine appliqu├ęd cotton, polyester batting.


"I Looked It Up" detail 2

Here's the regular eye. I've avoided portraying people for the most part, but this image was too good to pass up. Of course, from a dream.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Insert Word Here Sketch

A sketch for a friend's custom quilt with a word on it. I just didn't know what word he wanted yet!

"Word" sketch

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Dream Journal: Presented Without Comment

Dream Journal: bored cat housewives

"The bored cat housewives sat on the stumps so long that the trees grew again and grew through them as they read. On the front lawn of the farm house."

Monogram Art Quilt (Detail)

I don't want to show the whole thing until the recipient gets it in the mail...

Monogram quilt detail II

Tropical-looking flowers in a wreath around the letters. Lots of fun.

Monogram Art Quilt detail

Monday, August 19, 2013

Self Portrait Sketch (Interior Detail)

Self portrait (interior) 

I'm thinking of a big quilt, maybe life size? Too weird? Not weird enough?

Friday, August 16, 2013

Practicing Backgrounds


"Americana" quilt background

The next time I practice a new filler stitch, I won't do it tone-on-tone. Lesson: learned!!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

"Americana" Art Quilt

Americana art quilt
13" x 15" Machine-appliqued cotton, plastic.

"Americana" quilt detail

A close-up of the metallic mesh I used to emphasize 'ulcer'.

I picked a dog print for the binding because of obedience or mastery... something along those lines. And for the bones.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Dream: The Most Beautiful Place

I followed someone to this place in a dream, and it was so beautiful that I cried. The drawing doesn't do it justice, but I hope the (upcoming) quilt will.

Dream: The Most Beautiful Landscape

This is the second time I can remember landscapes looking a little like Minecraft, which is interesting because I don't play all that much.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Patchwork... Isn't My Thing

I'm trying, though. Really. I just lose patience and interest and oh man, what am I doing with all these little teeny pieces?

Patchwork Pieces
 This is a picture of the part of any patchwork project where I go "WHAT HAVE I DONE?!"

Because this was going to be a background for applique anyway, I took the lazy way out.

 Lazy Patchwork

Yes, that's wonder under. I didn't overlap the pieces enough when I fused them down, so it was kind of a mess getting it all off in one piece. Still, it took less time than sewing, and I'd like to think it looks neater in the end.