Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Or, FULL CROW MOON or FULL CRUST MOON or FULL SAP MOON. That should give you quite a variety of themes to work with for the month of March. Posting of links to see your finished items will be the week of the 29th of March.
This is my block for March, FULL CRUST MOON. My thought was that snow by March gets crusty and hard and a little peaked from winds blowing it around. My moon is hazy because it can't make up it's mind if it's going to snow or rain the next day.
Spring is starting to announce itself, you can see the ice breaking up in the stream and of course my Storyteller and her kids.
And, yes, I know, I was supposed to be working on the baby quilt.

I added three more layers to the graffiti canvas. I added some torn scrapbook paper and some text paper then some heavy body acrylic paint applied with a scraper, then I taped some portions and again gave it a light wash with Titan Buff acrylic paint, added one of my favorite stamps, the spiral and that's it for today. Before I added all these new layers I gave the whole canvas a good sanding with my sandpaper. It created some interesting surfaces for the new layers. If you click on the picture you can see how much depth there is now from the layers. In person you can look at this canvas and see down through the layers, it's so cool to do.

It's lunch time and I have some householder chores to do then back over to the studio before I pick up Murphy as puppy day care. Then I go pick up Riley from day care and she and I get to have dinner together. That's always a fun event. I can't wait until we can actually go OUT for dinner and not be spooning sweet potatoes and oatmeal into her mouth.


  1. Love your storyteller on the March block. Also your graffiti page is wonderful. All those layers...WOW! Wish I oculd see it in person.

  2. Your storyteller is just super. She looks Russian in those colourful clothes. That graffiti page is amazing too. I blew it up (??) and you can see all those scrummy layers. It's a work of art. Of course it is, it's yours!

  3. Very cool, Bea! I love your banner and block so much. Made me feel like I could actually "live" there. It felt so inviting.
    Well Bea, you and I know how fast time goes by and soon enough you and Riley WILL be going out to eat.

  4. I am still constructing my Snow Moon/Full Moon Wolf ...I adding gel medium on top of my photo transfer and employed a liquitex opal paint to the photo and have my wolves transferred...I just have to make a decision. I have soft batik fabric and clear crystal beads to add to another full mother of pearl moon. Thank you for your kind words...the nights are long with my adjustment period with the meds. I am slow Pocahontas in your collaboration. Enjoy that baby girl. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  5. Bea I love that collage/painting - just wonderful. I've been away from reading blogs for a few weeks, but am going to have to trace the history of that piece, I find it so interesting.

    No spring here, snow again today

  6. Love that graffiti canvas!!!!

  7. Thank you all so much for your sweet and kind words about my graffiti canvas and the block. :)Bea

  8. Very nice block! I also love the textures you are creating on the canvas. You'll be going out to dinner with her soon, it only seems like it takes a long time. Thanks for your encouraging comments.

  9. Bea, HOW can I learn to do that graffitti canvas? It's so amazing and I'm so clueless.

  10. Busy Bea...I love your Snow Full Moon! The embroidery really sets the whole piece off, it's beautiful! And your quilting...you are just beyond me :) Your friends have made some equally lovely moon dolls. I have a favorite, but I'll keep that to myself.
    More snow coming...we were just beginning to see patches of squishy brown dirt :( Oh well, the good thing about snow...it melts!
    Hugs, Lisa

    PS: You won't believe it, but someone asked me about my wolf full moon and bought it...crazy world.

  11. Anonymous3:30 PM

    Thanks for the reminder about March's full moon. The variations in names will cause some interesting creations. I'm eager to see Mary Helen's full moon work, it sounds so interesting! As always, I love everything you are doing and posting here. Such colorful creations, and so different and lovely.

  12. Bea I like the idea of full crow moon. worm sounds so dark to me. I am lovin the grafitti paper. I think I need to give this a try.