Archive for February, 2014

By request…

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

A visitor at the 2013 Studio Tour asked me to make more work in colors that would work with her home decorating themes.  I discovered that most of my silk paintings are quite vivid.   For this painting, I toned down the color of the plastic planter to a very rich dark red, which is picked up in the binding.  Otherwise, it is all rainy-day colors of green, gray, and white.

It is always helpful to listen to our customers!

The lure of gardening catalogs…

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

Who can resist garden catalogs on  a freezing day in February?  I am looking forward to those little red 4-paks of pansies that will be some of the first available flowers in our semi-arctic climate!

‘Garden Center’ is a 14″ square quilt made from a silk painting and framed with crazy-piecing.

Ornaments go on the road in April

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

Dennis will be demonstrating turning the Zentangle® decorated ornaments at the Southern States Woodturning Symposium in Gainesville, NC , April 4-6.  I will do some tangling for that demonstration to encourage woodturners to explore drawing and decorating on wood.  We will also bring blanks of aspen and holly to see if there is a market for woodturning blanks, turned eggs, ornament shapes, and needle cases made here in Colorado.

The photo shows some drawings on needle cases I made from holly.