Friday, July 31, 2009

USO

What is it?!?
Unidentified sewn object! I'm not sure what these will turn into, but they are rusted, embroidered with random stitches of metallic thread and then coated with gel medium, the really thick stuff I put on with a spatula and let dry over night. It makes the cloth like plastic and really makes the stitching stand out.  
An entertainment while I am putting off finishing my new web site, why? I don't know but I am a page closer, but I really need to do the gallery page.  And finish it. And finish the new piece I started this week and the QSDS piece needs a back and photos, entry season is upon us!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Where have I been?

Well I have been working on my beaded, embroidered piece. A few stitches at a time. And. . . I started a new piece today, a big piece about my grandmother. Not much to see yet. Patched cotton duck with gel medium and a few random fabrics attached with gel medium and white paint splotches. Next some staining on it and I will paint some tissue paper to paste on. I have the palette of colors picked out. No photos yet. 
AND!!! I rode my horse (Skittles) Sunday! Just got the nerve up and the time to do it and climbed on. I haven't ridden Skittles since last fall and I didn't canter her at all last year. Climbed on in shorts and tennis shoes asked for a walk, trot and canter and got it with no fuss. There is much to be said for an old horse, she's trained and we know each other. This photo is not Skittles. This is my prior horse, Doc. He looks good, and I didn't look too bad but he was not comfortable to ride, my knees used to ache. I'll have to get a picture of me on Skittles, uh oh, another project!
Andl, I have been busy with mowing, trimming bushes, weeding, cleaning house and the front walk is now 6 inches wider since I edged it. More room to roll a wheelchair down it.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

QSDS The Results Show

 From the hallowed halls of QSDS 
At least I hope it is!!!
Dut, da da DAH!!!!
A different kind of look, I am excited to see how I can develop this into pieces about human relationships and communications.  Definitely click on this to enlarge it, it has more detail to be seen. I definitely need to play with the scale of things but I think it is an interesting start. Stay tuned!