Monday, October 31, 2011

"Mary Book" Bag

     "Mary Book" bag... need to find an embellishment for the heart - otherwise, probably close to completion. Had intention to be ready for auction yesterday, but it wasn't meant to be. The book completed will be 6"x8" and 4" thick; with three highly embellished signatures and signature wraps. To date, the book covers are completed (photo transfer and painted background) and the signatures are painted (mainly acrylic and gesso). It has been exciting to find just the right aesthetically pleasing embellishments. Of course, as with these projects, I needed to learn "free motion sewing" and that class doesn't occur until the 4th of November. However, I have been doing a bit on my own.




Saturday, October 29, 2011

Wool Mittens

     Back to daily life - tonight I attended the yearly Quilt Bingo event at OLPH Church; those gifted in sewing make 20 beautiful full-size quilts to be given away at each of the bingo wins. Thus, 20 games at $1 per card; a $20 evening of fun with friends. Hours of work for those who sewed.
     Don't recall which, but I won one of the games during the second half (possibly game #11) and tied with two other women. We then were to choose a number between 1-10. I chose #7. They respectively, #2 and #3. The number drawn was #6. Rules are that the number cannot be higher. So, I and #2 received the consolation prize below (everyone who gets 'bingo' wins) -- in my opinion a beautiful gift, too.


Friday, October 28, 2011

Turnagain Arm B/W

     Never tire of the drive to/from the "Kenai" to Anchorage. How truly blessed we are.



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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Frosty Rosehips

     Please excuse, but I need to use one photo this week for Photo Art Friday and I Heart Macro. It is a photo taken SOOC. Winter is on its way and this was too lovely to pass up. Thank you.



I HEART MACRO (10.22 post)
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Texture Tuesday

"Winter Tulips" - Times 2 eDition
(crackerjack and aurora textures)

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

I Heart Macro 2

     The "vintage" and the "real" for this weekend. Vintage brooches at my daughter Alicia's in Anchorage (this morning); and, a lovely flower outside my haircutters, taken a couple weeks ago. 




Friday, October 14, 2011

Weekend in B/W

Moose Pass, Alaska


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Yeah, #383/4 at Spirit Cloth

     My "Magic Feather Project" square has been received and I'm #383/4; imagine that I may have a chance of doing another one in November if the goal is 1000.  But, you never know. Jude Hill posts to FB and Flickr and her own site. So, you can view mine and others at her site by following this link: CLICK HERE TO SEE THOSE RECEIVED IN OCTOBER SO FAR. 



Thursday, October 13, 2011

Portals (Photoartjournal)

     This was a must to finish today and get mailed off tomorrow to North Carolina because I have a major "book donation project" for live auction to complete by the 26th and am away this weekend! Oh, my... my heart is definitely wanting to complete the book, though... so all is good!
     Meanwhile, here is my contribution to the Photoartjournal Project (Yahoo Groups) with Catherine Anderson. Catherine wanted us to try one of the projects from her new book -- each of us will make 26 originals using our own unaltered photography and then we will receive 25 different ones and our own returned - you are welcome to click on her link in the sidebar and see the book which is beautifully written; and, it's like sitting down with her and having a conversation. Very fun read! 





Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Photo Silly 2

     For those of you who may wish to have a fun adventure for 14 days... this might be the activity.  Click here to go to the website. Cheers!


I Heart Macro

      "I Heart Macro" is such a beautiful site and I wanted to share it with you. A link is in my sidebar, also. Not sure how many times I will be able to participate, but will try on occasion. The photography is absolutely amazing and I thought you might enjoy the "blog hopping" if you can. So, am posting my "original" Rosehip camera shot taken a couple of days ago. Truly hope you don't get too tired of the lovely fall rosehips. Love and hugs. Karen



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Red eDition

     OK, this is it for the Rosehips... have used a Kim Klassen Crackerjack texture for this particular processing. There are endless textures and methods. One could go on for days... but, naturally, I won't - you are lucky! Please feel free to peruse the site by clicking below or follow the link in my sidebar. There are beautiful images to view this week on Red eDition.

"Rosehips" with Kim Klassen Crackerjack texture

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Rosehips in October

     Posting for PHOTO ART FRIDAY with textures from Bonnie (2) and KK (1) as shown below. I wanted to provide a softer piece to my usual rich deep tones for those who prefer a more subtle affect and I really like it, too. The link in the sidebar will be updated Thursday evening as we enter the challenge for Friday. Thanks so much for visiting.


Rosehips with Bonnie's Abstract Scratches Texture

Rosehips with Bonnie's French Boudoir Blue Texture

Rosehips with Kim Klassen's Autumn Burst Texture

"Rosehips" Original


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Friday, October 7, 2011

Weekend in B/W

     First time to post to this invite. It is for totally monochromatic photos and here is the link to see what others have contributed. It is awesome! 

The Weekend in Black and White
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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Resurrection Reflection

     My "selection" for Photo Art Friday -- you can see more and/or participate by clicking here. Had so much fun working on this submission, that I am working on more!


Here's what I used for the art piece...

Monday, October 3, 2011

Magic Feather Project

     Spent a "spur-of-the-moment" Sunday evening at a lovely B&B (Point of View in downtown Seward) with my friend, Jaci. We enjoyed a relaxing evening before an appointment I had earlier today and the return drive home. Main Objective: to complete my Magic Feather Project at the SPIRIT CLOTH BLOG... you can check out the stats by clicking on the link in my sidebar. The gist: 1000 approximate 5x5 fabric pieces with hand embroideried feathers are sent to Jude Hill who is assembling or donating them to a children's charitable cause. What a generous undertaking. The idea has been traversing the internet for a few months and I saw it on Michele Unger's blog (Bell Street Journal, Sept 5 Posting).
     This is my first attempt at thread embroidery -- I intend to make one for a "remembrance book" using flannel cloth from an old wearable (LOL, couldn't give it up).