Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Memories of the Cape

Cape Love is finished. It's a photo printed on photo fabric paper, pieced with batiks to create the collage.
It's quilted and embellished with machines embroidery.
This is the original collage that was made by ripping a photo that I had taken and combining it with scrapbook papers and hand painted deli paper.

I took the photo when we were up at the Cape this summer visiting Caitlin, James and family.

I am pleased with how everything turned out. I actually have two pieces now, the wrapped canvas paper collage and the fiber piece.

It's bitter cold here. It's our usual week of zero or close to zero, on either side. There was a light dusting of snow last night which just made what's left look like whipped cream covered with diamonds.

I'm not going anywhere but over to the studio. I really don't mind this cold anymore now that I have a beautiful place to go and play with color. Zeus did tell me that we weren't going to the UW b-ball game tonight which was a relief. Walking around in the bitter cold, in the dark and not to mention the chance of slipping on ice just doesn't thrill me. I would rather go to a game on a Saturday afternoon in bright sunlight. 

One of the ladies in the Studio Artists group fell while walking her dog and landed wrong on her ankle. She broke it and had to have nine screws and a plate put in. That's what happened to my mother last year and I know how painful that was and is.
Recovery is long and slow. I feel so bad for her.

Zeus has made the paths from the house to the studio wide and clear for me and I greatly appreciate that. Falling would not be pretty and getting up.....well........let's not even talk about that.

I'm working on my "isolated scribble" piece. 
This isn't mine, I think it's Linda's. But it gives you the idea of the assignment we were working on.
It could be a Zentangle! She took her mat board with the hole in the center and moved it around her scribble until she found a section of it that she really liked.
This is Barbara's.
These are two fiber pieces by Linda that she had made some time ago following this exercise. They are pieced and beautifully machine quilted.

It's an exercise we were doing in our book study. I've decided to try doing mine as a paper and painted collage. But, I might switch to fused fabric if I don't like where the first is going.

Mary and Dylan have been sick with the flu. Zeus took Riley to soccer practice last night. She ran around like most of the other three and four year olds. Zeus said she probably had more fun playing with a little boy in free time. 
I met them for dinner over at Pascal's a family owned Mexican place. 
By the time we got home I could see Riley wasn't doing so well.  She had a temperature of 101 so we got her into bed early.

We decided that between Mommy being sick and Riley being sick that she should probably spend the night with us and then Grandpa take her to school, in the morning.

I waved goodbye to Riley, Grandpa and Murphy as they went off to little girl day care, work and puppy day care. 


"When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds; Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new great and wonderful world.
Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be."

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