New Work to BACC

I took a trip to Bigfork today to drop off some new work for the Christmas season.

I created three new smaller pieces (5″ x 7″) since those seem to sell quickly. This one is called Summer Dreams.

This one is Solitude.

And the last one is Autumn Dreams.

I also took this much larger one (18″ x 24″) called Overlook.

This water lily piece that is called Tranquility (12″ x 12″).

And this piece which is called The Trail of the Cedars (18.5″ x 15.25″).

Here’s a close up of the stitching.

So if you’re in the area and you’re looking for some great gifts, check out BACC in Bigfork, MT.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are all staying safe and have a great holiday season!

This and That

Today we went to Deb’s house to add more layers to our experimental watercolors we made at my house about a month ago. I didn’t get any photos of the artwork but take a look at Deb’s pens.

You can’t even see all the colors here. Serious pen envy.

I have a new addition to the studio. I bought a used easel from one of my friends. It takes up way too much space but I want to continue on this painting journey I have been on so I thought it was a good time to get an easel.

I finally finished stitching my cedar trees. They will have a matt so I’ve photographed them with croppers. Now I need to find a new hand stitching project to work on.

 

Water Lily Complete

I finished stitching the water lily piece and got it stapled to the 12″ x 12″ canvas.

Water Lily Complete

I can’t decide if I should put a frame around it or just leave it as is.

Water Lily Side View

What do you think? I am almost finished with the Print, Stencil, Play with Thickened Dye on Felt. I will be making an announcement about the class very soon. Glad it’s finished!

Finished Crazy Quilt Pillow

I finished the crazy quilt pillow. I added more stitching covering more of the center portion of the pieced sections. I even added a spider.

Finished Crazy Quilt Pillow

I found some coordinating fabric for the back and made an envelope style back so a pillow can be slipped easily in and out.

Crazy Quilt Pillow Close Up

Here’s a little closer view of the center. This was a great way to learn some new stitches and finish a UFO.

Back of the Crazy Quilt Pillow

Here’s the back. Right now the pillow inside is one of our couch cushions so I need to get a pillow insert but otherwise it is finished. I am happy to have finished this project that has been sitting around for several years now. Mark one off my list.

The Muses of Produce

I worked all day today on stitching my caricatures that I blogged about on the Felting and Fiber Studio. I thought it would only take me about 4 hours but I kept getting phone calls and it took me all day. Sigh. So I thought I’d show you this finished piece that I am donating to an auction.

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It is called The Muses of Produce and is a diptych. I made this ages ago but I finally framed it on black canvas.

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It is from fabric that I made with my local group several years ago. We printed with veggies and fruit. The “muses” were printed with a half of a walnut or a pecan, I can’t remember which. But they looked like little angels to me.

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I hand stitched with green and black thread. The patterns were made with apples, pomegranates, cabbage, peppers and onions.

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There’s lots of tiny seed stitches and the outlines are done with stem stitch. These are going to be sent off to an auction soon. I wonder if they will sell or not?

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Here’s a sneak peak of the stitching that I did today. I will blog about the entire piece on The Felting and Fiber Studio on Halloween. Hope it won’t be too scary for you 🙂