Archive for August, 2015

Something Old, Mostly New

Monday, August 31st, 2015

This bear has been in two Studio Tours, and will need to be marked down this year, but all of the other softies are new work from 2015.  It has been fun to use quilts in 3D formats.  Now that many folks are downsizing, we have to get quilts into their lives any way we can!  Dennis and I have a house full of new work for the 2015 Tour, and our other shows leading up to Christmas.

I will have coloring on fabric available all day for visitors to try out some of the new products for drawing and painting on fabric.

Our stop also features wooden ornament blanks and wooden eggs for the other artists who stop by.  We’re here to celebrate and invoke the power of making!

September 12-13 at our house, 19930 W. Top O’ the Moor in Monument.

Treen at TLCA show opening September 11th

Monday, August 31st, 2015

These smaller items will be at the Tri-Lakes show in the Affordable Art display.  We turners call this kind of work ‘treen’ or useful stuff made from trees.

The bowls are emerging from solid maple burl blocks, and carved with scalloped edges–4 or 5 inches diameter.

The canteen with the medallion is walnut, the teardrop canteen is brazilian cherry.

All of these woods are wonderful to work on the lathe.

The show is called ‘From the Earth’ and features wood art in all sizes, including furniture.