Sunday, June 26, 2016

For the French Laundry

a group of French laundry whites
here is a video 

Thursday, June 16, 2016

some cottages from Ireland

painted and stitched
mixed media art

Please stay safe friends wherever you are

Friday, June 10, 2016

Duchess parlor doll

Been a while since I made some Parlor dolls.
Since they have to be hand stitched they are pretty labor intensive
Right now I have 4 in my attic studio in various stages of fixin' they have sold now
This one is for sale.
I love the look of a doll perched on my bedroom pillows
 and some of my chairs are taken up by more little ones
I am a kid at heart.
Hard to part with them.

the duchess is 15 inches tall

Sunday, June 5, 2016

experiment with digital art

Been working on art for some shows
they are all multi media and time consuming
not those below! 

so took a break to 'fiddle' with a photo I took in Provence
so this is my effort so far

original photo

3 photos together

I used Picmonkey a free online program
Let me know if any of you have used it too, thanks

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Not another project! a funky pendant

This is a tattered and arty project that is easy and very wearable
I make pendant necklaces and I make books
so ...had to combine them both
the result is a book-lace
the idea is to pin or stitch little love tokens to your pages
Maybe a stamp off a special letter
or a fragment of a child's dress
you can hopefully follow my idea to put it together


Sunday, May 29, 2016

From Paris with love

another in my series of silken embroidered cushions
This one has 'Paris' stitched on.
I embroidered Paris roses and some daisies with silk ribbon and threads
It is edged with some old gimp I found in a flea market in Paris
I have not seen embroidery much in Flea markets either here or in France 
I hope to keep the art alive, just a bit

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Thrifting in Hawaii

going walkabout on Saturday
Interesting old neighborhood near to me
had a nice look at the quaint shops and the Thrift store
it is great, clean and charming too

Monday, May 16, 2016

everything is ochre

I think the colors of the hills around these villages are the best.
 The earthy hues and rustic walls are some  I use in my art often
the steep climbs are good for exercise and the cafes perfect
to rest in and sip a bit.