Thursday, October 27, 2011

Time for Some FUN! with ROSIE THE WILD WOMAN!

Yesterday, I visited my new friend ROSIE THE WILD WOMAN at her amazing studio here in Depoe Bay. After our wonderful visit early in the day, I decided I just couldn't try anything new right now. I'm using the spaciousness of our timeshare to make more paste papers for the next few days.

But, Rosie's inspiration has a way of growing on you and I literally spent the entire afternoon attempting to FELT! (Yes, FELT is a verb.) I couldn't resist going back for her Creative Wednesday evening get-together. (I think there were about eight friendly and amazingly creative women there, all working with fibers, pearls, etc.)

I thought I was done, and maybe, just not very good at felting, given the samples from my afternoon's work. Rosie took me under her wing and now I've got it... the bug to FELT!  My intention is to create some juicy, deeply pigmented, felted fabrics to dress my Crone dolls. I finished four pieces last night, which I'll post later.

It was such a FUN evening, and a welcome break to the solitude of the last week. (Although I've been VERY PRODUCTIVE!) I did finish my cookbook, and it's off the the proofreader now. Plus, I designed the front and back covers. Oh... and there has always been an art table where I've created more paste papers and covered a few journals.

I am so grateful for the joys of my life. And so blessed for my loving family.

This is my first piece.....
 Here is Rosie arranging one of her MASTER PIECES!

 You have to see this up close.....

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

An Inspiring Place to Create!

Wow... I have four full days here at Depoe Bay, Oregon. Our timeshare is right on the ocean! Yesterday, I spent eight hours working on the cookbook (Boulder Creek Antiques and Art COMMUNITY COOKBOOK) and another four hours cutting up my paste papers to cover journals and make little books.  I'll post pictures of those, maybe later today. I have so much I want to accomplish, it's difficult to just sit still and soak in the beauty! Thank you God for this amazing opportunity!

Here is my ART TABLE, before I covered it with supplies! Nice view, eh?

Sun setting on Monday....

 My computer space, where I'm working on the cookbook....
 Taking a stretch, standing on my patio.
Again! THANK YOU GOD, for this amazing opportunity!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Saturday at Klamath

So, I started my day with a few quick garage sales. This was the morning sun on Lakeshore Drive around 8am.

Found some block printing supplies at one sale. Had to pass up lots due to my car is already full of art supplies!

So here are a few more papers I made yesterday.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Art Retreat, Klamath Falls, Oregon

Here in Klamath Falls for an art retreat and to finish the cookbook. The colors are amazing!

On the road to our resort, The Running Y Ranch.
 Amazing color!

 My condo is light and cheerful.
 This is where I'm working.
 All my new stencils!
 Some of my finished papers, others, I'm still working on.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Sacred Project

Here are the pictures of the Relationship Book I just completed for a lovely and amazing couple, Samantha and Ryan, who are making their sacred vows this Saturday. May you both be filled with God's Grace, Love, Joy, and Happiness!

These are the basic pictures.... I'll post comments later. Right now, I have to get this baby in the mail!


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Where has she gone? Where did she go??

I've been locked in my studio working on a huge project! full of love! I'll show you tomorrow!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

This Week's Work...

I came back from Art Is You and hit the ground running. Spent the entire week preparing for our town's Harvest Festival. My table was right in front of our store.

I love creating Chunky Prayer Books. This one is 5x7 with many fold out (and up) pages, over 50 prayer cards with journaling spots on the back.... and lots and lots of tuck spots on every spread. I made my own envelopes with heavy black cardstock, so each page has a nice heavy feel to it.

One of these days I'll learn how to use the movie thing on my camera so I can do a simple flip with commentary. In the mean time, I hope you enjoy the eye candy!

Happy Fall and Sweetest of Blessings dear friends.....