Friday, May 4, 2018

Natural Women

My newest series of art dolls:  Natural Women
Silk noil with botanical prints using various leaves.

 oak, maple & rose leaves


golden rain tree


golden rain tree, maple

maple, Japanese maple, loropetalum


 maple


maple, Japanese maple, loropetalum


These six dolls are now at Copper Shade Tree Gallery in Round Top, Texas.

Here they are on the mantel inside the gallery.

This is a beautiful gallery, full of gorgeous art by Texas artists.  I'm honored to be included!



This is such a charming area.  Located in Henkel Square, full of unique shops, galleries and cafes.

Copper Shade Tree Gallery now has a second gallery!  This one is called "Fine Home" and has hand carved furniture and other beautiful things for the home. 



Monday, March 12, 2018

Spring Wreath

Years ago I made an Easter wreath, which I hang every year.

This year I decided to make a new wreath, something floral.  Michael's was having a 40% off sale on their floral supplies so I bought a grapevine wreath, some hydrangea and rose blossoms and greenery.

I wired the flowers and greenery onto the grapevine wreath

Almost finished....

And here it is finished, hanging on the front door.
A little bit of spring on my front door.



Thursday, February 15, 2018

Cora - A Valentine Doll

She wasn't quite ready for Valentine's Day, but here she is.


This is "Cora".  


Her body is silk charmeuse, eco printed with eucalyptus, iron blanket, steamed one hour.  


Her hair is hand dyed mohair.  Her face is colored with prisma pencils, pastels and acrylic paint.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Valentines

My project for Valentine's Day this year:  felted hearts, embroidered and beaded.



Here they are all together

And in a dish

And on a table with other decorations

Monday, November 6, 2017

International Quilt Festival 2017 part 2


Another quilt festival has come and gone.  My purchases were slim this year.  I have so many supplies from previous years that I have yet to use.
Needles, silk thread, trims, shibori ribbon, blunt tip scissors, and a new snowman for my collection. :)


This year I took a felted "cracked mud" scarf class from Vickie Clontz.  Vickie is a fun teacher.  I've taken a class from her before. And it's always fun to take a class to learn a new technique!  Here is my scarf:

I think there are some "cracked mud" dolls in my future!

The highlight of quilt festival is always the doll exhibits.  Here are a couple of shots.  


I posted photos of my dolls in the exhibits in my previous post.

I also enjoy the quilt exhibits and here are a few of my favorites this year.  I apologize for not having the artists names for these:

These two are by Sue Spargo - I love her work!

And this wonderful piece by my friends Ginny Eckley and Susan Ennis:
King Bird of Paradise Quilt won 1st Place in the Art category!  Congratulations ladies!




Friday, November 3, 2017

International Quilt Festival 2017 part 1

The International Quilt Festival is in full swing! This year I have dolls in three of the exhibits:  
"Hannah" in the In Celebration of the Doll invitational exhibit. 
The clothing is made from hand felted merino wool which has been eco-printed with eucalyptus leaves, vintage cotton lace and hand dyed silk chiffon.  The face is sculpted with needle and thread, and colored with pastels and prisma pencils.

"Faith, Hope & Charity" in the Material Girls exhibit.
These dolls are also eco-printed with eucalyptus, oak, Japanese maple & rose leaves.

"Anticipation" and "Remembrance" in the Now and Then TAODA exhibit.
Made with hand dyed silk satin, silk gauze and pearl cotton braid. "Anticipation" is eco-printed with Chinese tallow and chinaberry leaves, symbolizing radiance and hope. "Remembrance" is eco-printed printed with oak leaves, which symbolizes strength and stability.  



Thursday, September 28, 2017

Eco-Printing and Art Dolls

My newest passion is eco-printing!  I love that you can take leaves and flowers from your own garden and print them directly onto fabric.  Here are two of my newest eco-printed dolls, which will debut at the International Quilt Festival this year in the TAODA "Past and Present" art doll exhibit. 

Remembrance and Anticipation

Both pieces are made with hand dyed silk satin, silk gauze and pearl cotton braid.

Remembrance is printed with oak leaves, which symbolizes strength and stability.  



Anticipation is printed with Chinese tallow and chinaberry leaves, symbolizing radiance and hope.