Saturday, June 19, 2010

Lucy Campos

This is Lucy's very first quilt! It's called "Oney and I." Lucy had never even used a sewing machine. I love the details and that she had the confidence to create something that also included herself in the story. Here is her artist statement.

Creating Oney Judge's quilt motivated me to investigate, appreciate and value her existence as well as her culture. I would also like more appreciation and value to the Mexican culture.

Al crear el quilt de Oney Judge me motivo a investigar apreciar y valorar a ella y a su cultura por lo que taubien me gustaria quw apreciaran valoraran la cultura Mexcicana.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Socorro Carlos

I am so proud of Soco and her newest quilt- "Two Faces of George." This was created for The President's House: Their Untold Stories in Quilts exhibition that will occur in Philadelphia this fall. Soco is growing into a confident artist and it has been my great pleasure to watch this occur and support her on her journey. This quilt is for sale.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Milliande Art Comminity for Women Bead Exchange

I recently joined the Milliande Art Community for Women which has a fiber group. I'm finding it to be a wonderful community and even more so since a fiber bead exchange was announced. I love making fiber beads. They are quite addicting and sinfully satisfying. Here are a few that I've made. Some are for the exchange (groups of 5 all the same size) and some were just for fun. This has also helped me to relax. My dad was in the ICU and we're dealing with water damage to our house. No fun at all.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Eva's Fabric

My Spoonflower fabric designed by my friend Eva arrived today and I'm thrilled! It is even more beautiful in "person." I'm not sure what I will do with it yet but I'm so glad to own it. I encourage you to check out her other fabrics too. Eva is incredibly talented and a wonderful person.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Ideas of Inspiration and Debi's Leaf

My friend Debi gave me this cement leaf as a gift. I've had making cement leaves on my to do wish list for several years so you can just imagine how thrilled I was to receive this one. When I decided to paint it, I channeled to gardeners and artists that I admire--George Little and David Lewis. I was so excited when it was finished and I could add it to my garden. This is definitely causing my wish to make leaves move up on my to do list!

I am also a new member of the Ideas of Inspiration blog lead by Sandy Snowden where members post photographers and work based on a theme. I'm so impressed by the work of this group. I'm hoping this will keep me on my toes and creative.