Happy Birthday Dennis!

Hello, it’s been a while but I have been staying busy. Working on my Level 3 Stitch homework and getting Edgar (the new dog) adjusted to life with us.

I thought you might like to see the birthday card that I created for Dennis. It’s a collage of Edgar’s face with a background of gelli printed paper.

The design is based on this photo of Edgar waiting patiently for me in the studio room. He is really doing great and he’s making himself at home. He is not as shy as he was and loves to meet new people now. When we first got him, he was terrified of new people. Now that he feels safe with us, he is able to meet new people with much more ease.

Happy Birthday Dennis!

 

More Fiber Art Cards and Hoover Dam

Last week, went to Las Vegas to go to a wholesale buyers show for the store.  It was a pretty small show so we had time for a little site seeing.

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Here’s a bad photo out of our hotel room. I know it’s desert in Las Vegas, but the dryness of the landscape is such a change from north west Montana.

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We decided to go to Hoover Dam and it has really changed since the last time we were there. They have built a very tall bridge over the Colorado River which is the dividing line between Nevada and Arizona. The bridge is built to accommodate pedestrians so we walked across it. I don’t like heights much but survived.

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This is a photo of Hoover Dam looking down from the bridge. It is a massive structure. It was built in the 1930’s.

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This is  the bridge that we walked over. It is a good thing I didn’t see it from this perspective before I walked across  it. It’s another impressive feat of engineering.

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Here I am in the bowels of the dam in front of the generators.

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This photo is taken looking down towards the river. I liked the juxtaposition of the different textures, natural and  man made.

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After I got home, we had our monthly surface design meeting. We did some ice dyeing and made fiber art cards. The photo above shows two different cards. They need some stitching. I am trying to decide between machine and hand stitching.

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Two more designs.

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And the last two. I will show these again once they are stitched. Please go over to the Felting and Fiber Studio to see my post about ice dyeing.