Saturday, December 31, 2011

I'm finally in the "NEWS"!!

I'm the woman whose husband was alledgedly lost under an avalanche of fabrics in the article.  Being, this is my last post for the year 2011 I thought I'd add a little humor by posting this picture of a small wall quilt I am making for my studio. 
The newsprint fabric started it all.  The headline article tells of police reporting to a call from neighbors about this loud noise over at a certain house in the neighborhood.  Well, I'm pretending that's my house they are referring to.   
 I over printed the newsprint fabric with a photo of myself and a drawing of the lady in the red dress sitting at the sewing machine to add interest.  I'm looking forward to finishing it and hanging it.  HAPPY NEW YEAR  to all my blog followers and visitors.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Yesterday was my birthday and

I did somethings that I wanted to do, but probably shouldn't have done.
The first thing I did was buy my own "Oreo" birthday cake, and then I went to this Italian restaurant and ordered a 16" Italian sausage pizza with mushrooms and onions.  Now keep in mind I am not supposed to do wheat and glutens since I have an intolerance to them.  Oh, well, I enjoyed it all and am not sorry that I did it.  You don't live but once and sometimes you should live a little dangerously as long as you don't hurt anyone.
This is not a good thing to be telling you, but I must tell someone and I don't think that very many will read this post.  I have repented for my wrongdoings and I go on from this point in my life to my next challenge.
I'm still sorting through projects that need to be put in a proper place and I came upon this felted piece that I hand beaded and embroidered. It is one of the landscapes that I love to draw and work with.  The felt is so easy to needle and it does not ravel so I just cut out the pieces and glued them to the black felt. 
The mandala I did in the last couple of days while watching television.
Well, I must get back to my recycling of brown grocery bags.  I'm making portfolios using them as a foundation for my fabric and scraps to hold my art work and having fun at the same time.  Not to mention being "Green" at the same time.  Hopefully I will share them at my next post.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Have you ever felt alone

because people don't understand you or they just do not value the fact that you have an absolute right to your opinion regardless of how they view things?  I know that is a long sentence, but I had to get that all out in one breath.  I can breathe now. 
I've always had my own opinion about a lot of things and find that because I do people misunderstand me or do not even wish to have me breathe my thoughts if they are different from the way they think.  I'm at a loss for what to say to most people these days.  But, one thing for sure,I will always voice my opinion and let the chips fall where they may.  It seems as though there's a controversy as to whether it's TOMATO OR TOMOTO with some people and if you have any opinion that differs from theirs they are offended and do not wish to continue the conversation. 
I think sometimes people should step back and evaluate themselves instead of always thinking the other person has a problem.  Especially when they are always having some kind of relationship problem.  If you enteract with a person on a regular basis and it seems that you are always causing the problem because you voice your opinion that is different from theirs I'd have to say that the problem is not with you, but with the receiver.  If I can receive your opinions and explain why I see it differently then we should be able to move on and still keep the love in the relationship.  What happened to freedom of speech?  Do I have to change to fit into your circle?

Thursday, December 15, 2011

African Mask Inspired Doodle

I made it back again today.  I don't know how long this blogging spell will last, but I'm intending to share some of my zentangle pieces for a change of pace from my quilts.  Hope you enjoy and or are inspired to boost up your zentangling.  This is a piece done in 2010 as you see in the lower right-hand corner of the scan.  Black and white is always fascinating to me, but I'm in love with color also.  The drawings have a soothing affect on you while you are doing them.  You can relax and forget about almost anything.  I love the serenity that comes along with most art.  Be inspired.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

There is a time and a place

for everything.  I know, I've been away for quite sometime now, but I haven't left the blogspot yet.  Nor do I plan to.  I'll try to post more often than I've done in the past, but I cannot guarantee anything.  I must go with the flow of things I have to do according to priority.  The blog is not a high priority on my list at this time, but I love blogging and following other blogs.  Maybe if I spent less time reading other blogs and looky-luing I would have more time for my space.  Enough said about that.
I 've been organizing and cataloging my art work, quilt designs, craft, sewing, and art supplies. 
During the process I ran across some zentangles that I would like to share with you and hope you can get some inspiration from some of the drawings that I will try and post over the next several days.
This piece is called "Zen Lady".