Friday, August 31, 2012

Free Motion Challenge - Wendy Sheppard

This month's Free Motion expert is Wendy Sheppard.
I have been following Wendy's blog - Ivory Spring
for quite awhile. Her quilting and quilts are wonderful!

Wendy's lesson for this month (August) is "Jester's Hat" ....

I found this motif is very difficult for me. Maybe I don't
use the left side of my brain enough - don't know...(-:

Drawn on paper first....haha still kept getting lost.

On my first try - I started at the bottom and just repeated
the pattern on top of one another before I spread out -
just to get the hang of it. Well, I got so frustrated - I
just started doing scribbles! Let it go - come back tomorrow!

Next day: A little bit better....

I would start to get the rhythm but then I would get lost again.

Do I go up - down - or turn around.

I have three other practice samples but I won't bore you (-:

So, Wendy made a suggestion of making the motif larger
and then imagining sections -

did that and it was much better. (I think)

I didn't even try the more "cultured" hat motif as I wanted to
master the original first.

My plan is to still work on this motif and master it.

Thank you Wendy!

Monday, August 27, 2012

“I paint what cannot be photographed, that
which comes from the imagination or from
dreams, or from an unconscious drive.

I photograph the things that I do not wish to paint,
the things which already have an existence.” –Man Ray

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, August 13, 2012

Been there done that

To practice any art, no matter how well
or badly, is a way to make your soul
So do it.

Kurt Vonnegut

Just some of my ramblings (-:

I get bored very easily. So, I'm always

looking to do something new or different.

I finally accepted the fact that I'm starting

a new chapter in my life. Change is good

and I'm looking ahead not back.

They say that your work reflects your

moods... how you feel, what your feeling,

etc., sometimes your not sure what your


Right now I'm feeling Abstract. ...

Adjective: for Abstract

Existing in thought or as an idea but not having

a physical or concrete existence.

It doesn't really look like anything you can identify

Or this piece - where I just kept adding some

colors and letting them run. In this one though,

I swear I can see faces and hands!

Or this one, I had all the paints out and decided

to blend them all together. I really like this one!

I never thought that I would like abstract painting

because of a movie that stuck with me since


What A Way To Go <----Click on the link -

it will take you to

Youtube - It's a movie with Paul Newman

as Larry Flint an artist. This machine paints

by the end the machine kills him

but it's not in the film clip.

I can't find a clip in English but you'll get the idea.

To be continued......


Sunday, August 5, 2012

Color outside the lines

Life is short. Break rules,

color outside the lines, forget regrets.

Lose track of time. Ignore curfew.

Sneak out. Pig out. Be loud.

Go crazy. Be stupid.

Take too many pictures.

Because your not going to remember

what you should have done,

your going to remember what you did.