Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Gnomes in the woods: sewing for baby

Hi! I just finished an outfit to take my babybug into Fall.

He already drooled enough it needs drying by the fire.

I did not make the super cute shoes.

I cut these out yesterday and sewed them today. Hurrah for long naps! Now he's ready to get into mischief.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Watergirl Juried Art Exhibit and Booktalk!

Mary made this work of art!
What a whirlwind last week! I spent Tuesday tracking down frames and getting my paintings ready to hang, all of Wednesday hanging paintings (sore arms and fingers), Thursday and Friday were blurs, then Saturday came with a whoosh and a bang.

Mary and I, and my new book cover!
Mary is the operator of ArtZibs where they, "bring artists and the community together through Art Exhibits". She also decorates a mean (and delicious) cake.

The exhibit will be open for the entire month of October, but for distant friends, here are some pics!

First section of Watergirl Exhibit. Mary covertly straightens a painting.

Inspired by Watergirl wall 2

Mary with her beautiful art
Mary's other art display

Mary works in acrylic. For her, it's about creating fun paintings that are all about the color! I love the bold lines!

She let me take up the whole room because my big oils are very big and pushy, and would not fit in display cases. 

My oils. I will set up  my etsy shop some day. Now accepting commissioned portraits. 

I'll leave you with a picture of me reading Watergirl. I know. Very exciting, right?! 

 Thanks to all the awesome people who came, chatted, ate cake, and bought books! 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Denim Challenge

So... I found this blue denim twill that defies natural laws of pigmentation. They're even brighter than The Shoes. I used the same fabric from the tank to make a raglan T, with a light blue pocket instead of yellow. I don't know about using bright blue as a 'neutral', but it seems to work for her.

She picked the bold metal button. I'm the most pleased with my interesting welt pocket. It turned out quite nice.

She makes autumn lively!  For more nice versions, check out Project Run and Play

For my mother, because she wanted to see my happy birthday to me outfit, got the linen jacket done. Yay! Also the red riding hood felt doll ...