Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A New Beginning..........

The weather outside is frightful but my fire is soooo delightful! I love being off of work!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Combining Collage and Fabric Art

My creative endeavors this past summer involved trying to combine fabric art with my usual collage materials. I was inspired by the work exhibited in Stampington's "Sew" magazine as well as projects shown in Cloth Paper Scissors. I haven't been entirely happy with the results. It's frustrating because I really enjoy working with the fabrics, the layers, and the different textures. I love the translucency of some of the fabrics and the versatility of cheesecloth (scrim). My comfort zone, however, lies with paper, paint, metal, wood, nails, and glue. I thought the perfect solution would be to combine the two. Something seems to be off though. I'll keep trying, but subsequent attempts will most likely take place next summer. For now, I'll stick with my comfort zone. Besides, I got a Dremel Drill with attachments for Christmas!!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Happy New Years...please

The year 2009 was a difficult year for my community, my friends, my family, and for me. Do we have boundless blessings that are not afforded to many others in the world? yes, of course...could things have been worse? always..... Everything is relative, right? From our perspective, things were really tough this year. I sincerely hope, for all our sakes, that the coming year is calmer, healthier, more peaceful, more optimistic, and filled with a modicum of hope for the future. Happy New Year Everyone!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Happy Holidays Everyone!! Here is the last installment from our 2009 Collaborative calendar. I hope you've enjoyed the images. Have a wonderful time with family and friends as we close out this year...Patti :)