Friday, March 31, 2017

High Hand Joe

Joe has shown up on my design board. He was my first good show horse. He would be upset when we were not called first for a ribbon and would swish around the exit gate. Poor horse, I was learning the show ropes. We did get better and he was able to leave the ring in what he perceived to be the correct order.

I took this photo at twilight so his pinkish orange color is enhanced. Being an appaloosa, spring was always a rush to see what color he would shed out.

He had been foundered before I purchased him so the farrier had a job keeping him sound.

Most of the horses I have owned have been good for children to ride. Joe was not fond of them. He was picky as to what his rider could ask of him. It was Joe's way or the highway. Fortunately he liked me, especially after I learned to ride better. He would untie himself at the horse shows and wander off in search of something better to eat.

Monday, March 20, 2017

And the winner is. . .

WRT won the Ohio Designer Craftsman Best of 2017 challenge award!!!

Love this business photo of my dad, his tie is bright pink beads. He liked to dress up his suits with bright colored or flowered ties. My mom bought them for him. His secretaries always looked forward to what he would wear.

Way to go Dad!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Space is Conquered!

Space III is conquered. I may start Space IV next. After a long layoff on this piece It was fun to try some different techniques. I knew I was saving those sequins for a reason. They were fish scales in my How to Fish in the Rain piece. Also a good way to use up some of beads I have collected. I had poured so many into my bead dish that I now have a good amount of bead soup labeled Space. I need to get to work!

I am looking at photos and I took some pics of the mini donkey in the barn but I don't think I got the right photo yet.

Here is a close up of Space III.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Space Continuum (ing)

The race to fill space progresses! I have a small area to fill with beads and then we will see what happens. I may leave it on the stretcher or take it off and add background. So far I am liking the stretcher bars.

I added lots of seed stitch and running stitch with variegated metallic embroidery thread. Incidentally I do not see the metallic thread in the DMC section anymore. Thankfully I have a good selection left.

A closeup of techniques, now that I am back into it I am enjoying sitting in a sunny window and working away at it.

I have three pieces of work accepted into Ohio Designer Craftsman Best of 2017 show. All my Quilt National "rejects" will be on display in Ohio for the summer. Opening May 7 at the Ohio Crafts Museum and then onto the Southern Ohio Art Museum in Portsmouth.