Friday, February 23, 2024

A Visit from The Pink Fairy

Here is a painting that I did years ago. This is acrylic on watercolor paper. 


 I am linking up with Nicole at DVArtist for the Friday FaceOff. 










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Friday, February 16, 2024

A Couple of Paintings

Here are a couple of paintings that were painted years ago. 

First is a watercolor portrait of a lady who was one of my co-workers. 
Ms. K

Next up is an experimental painting that suddenly started looking like a person. 
I think it has a bit of an Asian feel.

I am linking up with Nicole for the Friday Face Off


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Friday, February 09, 2024

Another Face for Friday

I have pulled out another piece of art from my archives.  This is unfinished - and may possibly remain that way. 
I like the soft and slightly mysterious nature of this piece.


I am linking up with Nicole for the Friday Face Off

Of course some days you just have an urge to make something.
I had that urge during this week. So, I decided to make a notebook cover.
These fit a standard size composition book, so they are very easy to refill once you have used up the composition book that it in it. 
Front

Inside front with pocket and label

Back
Over the years, I have sold a number of these notebook covers (notebook included) to people across the country.  I have also had them sold in an art gallery.  One wish is that I would see someone with one of my notebooks "in the wild."  I would want it to be someone who doesn't know me.  Ha ha. It would be fun to see their face when I said "I think I made that!" 

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Wednesday, February 07, 2024

Fun Art Detour

Some days you just need a fun art adventure. 
I pulled out some pre-fused fabric pieces and played. 
This is what I came up with. 
This is simply a fused fabric abstract collage. 
As the artist, I invite  you to find your own meaning in it
OR
just enjoy the interesting design of it. 


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Monday, February 05, 2024

On the Way

Yes, this quilt is on the way to a finish!  I am excited about it.  During the process, I ran out of the fabric that I was using to join the blocks.  No Problem!  I took a page from my grandmother and said "What do I have that will look okay with it?" I saw a lovely batik in a similar colorway.  Bonus!  I apparently bought more than a yard (??maybe 3 yards???)  So that is what I used to join the remainder of the quilt blocks together.  There was easily enough to make the binding also.  
Here are a couple of photos of the folded quilt with the prepared binding. 

The big feature of this quilt is not the piecing but rather the actual quilting.
I did lots of free motion quilting practice and saved all of my pieces. 
Some of them, like the one below, are quilted with different threads. 

I will be happy to have this quilt on my bed once it has the binding added. 
I even remembered to baste the label in place so I don't forget to add it.


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Friday, February 02, 2024

Friday Face

Another week has quickly passed.  Friday has arrived and I am sharing a painted face from years ago. So long ago that I don't remember the year (pre-2006 though) I took a watercolor class with Janet Rogers. She is a brilliant artist and is very skilled in watercolor portraits.  I learned a few things but never got great at it.  During the class we did paint some portraits.  Here is one that I consider a "fail" - although failing is part of the road to success.  
I doubt that the model would recognize herself, but at least the painting looks mostly human. Ha ha. 

Recently I was playing with AI art again and created this fun Art Deco inspired face picture. 

In other news, I have the quilt I was working on in the last post  put together into one large quilt. At this point I need to choose and sew the binding to finish it.  No photos yet. 

I am linking up with Nicole for the Friday Face Off


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Tuesday, January 30, 2024

A Bit of Embroidery for a Quilt

Some of my readers have likely decided that I have quit quilting.  This is certainly not true. I have been on a "hiatus" for a while. Life is a bit more interesting these days.  The simple fact is that I am spending a lot more time taking care of Mom because she has become a bit more frail.   I am also taking better care of my body by going to the gym.  With travel to and from the gym, that is approximately two hours each day that I go.   Thus there isn't a lot of time left for creating.   

Then, on Saturday, I was feeling rather sick.  I had a sore throat, a cough and mucus.  Uh oh!  I thought.  I went to the hall closet and got  out a Covid-19 test and used it.  I was so upset with the results - positive.  I had to call my brother and his wife and let them know that I couldn't do my nights staying with Mom for now.  They said "Don't worry, just get well.  Do we need to bring you anything?" 
Yes, I am blessed with good family support.  

Today, I am still "sick" but I felt good enough to work on a project.  This one has been "on hold" for a while.  LOL.  I think it was last seen here in 2021.  If you don't want to click through - here is a pic from that post. 
All of the pieces are from my free motion quilting practice sessions. Of course, I saved all the pieces. 
In 2021, I started assembling them into a quilt. Today I added a row, but didn't get a photo.  
Then I decided "One more row and I can put a binding on it!" 
Of course I don't have quilted pieces for that row, so I am going to start on those. 
You may see an embroidered star on a yellow background in the above photo. 
I decided to repeat that star or maybe a similar one.  What I have accomplished so far is the machine embroidery portion. 
This piece will be layered and quilted along with three to five other pieces to make the row that is needed for the finish!  I have the joining strips cut and ready to go. 
I am actually getting excited about this. 


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Friday, January 26, 2024

Friday Face Off AI

Nicole has posted the Friday Face Off and said in her post -"It's all about AI Art this week"  Thus, I looked in my saved AI art folder and found these fun faces. 






I am linking up with Nicole for the Friday Face Off

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Friday, January 19, 2024

More AI Art Play

For the Friday Face Off I have a few Warrior faces created using AI.  



In personal news, my life has become more about caregiving than creating.   I have to spend a lot of time with Mom these days.  

I am linking up with Nicole for the Friday Face Off

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Monday, January 15, 2024

A bit of hand work

With the possibility of being iced or snowed in, I decided I needed a hand work project. You know, just on case of power outages, etc. 

So I did the machine work for this one on Saturday night. I started the hand work on Sunday while sitting with Mom. 
Here it is so far.

And a close up of a portion

Until Next Time,  
Stay Creative, 
Gene

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Friday, January 12, 2024

AI Art - FFO

Welcome!  For Nicole's Friday Face Off linkup,  I have created some AI Artwork.  You may want to try this so you can go here to get started.

This one is funny.  I used a rather random set of words to create it. 


And for something different


Linking  to the Friday Face Off 





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