Wednesday, April 23, 2014

crimson morning haiku

 outside the Lanai
 crimson sky dawning mellow
chirping birds wake up
hibiscus on my lanai

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Mademoiselle, art doll

art doll in silk gown
Some dolls are simple to construct like this one, the costume is everything, and makes her special and elegant
Others are a bit more time consuming. I do not create very many of those now.
This is a very portable idea I have that goes with my onto my Lanai to hand sew
I have dolls all over my cottage, they are friends and special pieces of my art.
This one for sale.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Portable art kit

I made this folder from canvas, with lots of pockets
Some shown here. Long ones for brushes etc.
It holds sketch pad, pencils, paint brushes and small watercolor kit
Note book and other items one may need on a vacation to France
Or to use at home in the studio

front of wrap

part of contents

Friday, April 18, 2014

Fete de Nuit purse

Made another of my attic purses
This is French style with layers and tatters
I had all the fabrics in a bag and wondered how to use the whole lot.
Did not take me long!
No thinking involved, just go for what ever pulls out of the bag next.


  Must do another soon, got more bags of stuff.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Garden flag

One of my Prayer flags with some embroidery I did of wild flowers
 a pretty image on my lanai against all the green
Included some sari silk wisps and some circles cut from cotton fabric

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Prayer flag on my Lanai

I had to put a little French touch on this prayer flag, naturally.
I leave my flags and buntings outside forever, until tattered and torn, faded and frayed
My flag is my house blessing,  pretty flying in the wind
Plenty of the 'Trades' here in the Islands,   sometimes they fly away.
Then it is 'found art' for some other person to enjoy

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

From the ages, a life to inspire

Odette  on a wall art piece 12 inches
Using some fabric swatches from Suzy in Oz and a clock charm from Rhonda, both lovely friends   Merci
Hope I did the memory piece some justice.
Lots of layers, old lace and a base of canvas

Monday, April 14, 2014

country village bag

from the markets in the French countryside
one pocket on front and two on back
Crazy quilt hearts both sides

front with outside pocket and also the main inside pocket
back with layered pockets