Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Something new and different - quilting

Lately I have been finding myself drawn to the art of quilting. I find this art beautiful and interesting. I have found a friend who has willing to teach the fine art of hand quilting. I am wicked exciting. I had my fist lesson this past sunday. My sewing has already gone from bad to pretty good (or at least I think). I am loving the fact that I can take pieces with me to work on anywhere. It is fantastic!
As you can see from the above photo all notes and books and fabric that we started with. That pile of wonderful bright wonderful bali print fabric was a gift from my son for my birthday awhile ago. He already has great taste.
I chose a simple nine patch pattern to start with, using the amazing fabrics that Quinn gave me and some white muslin. I think that my first quilt will be great.
Keep reading as I keep you updated on my quilt and how I will integrate everything together.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mothers Day!!!

Happy Mothers Day to all mothers. I love being a mom to my amazing boy. He amazings me more and more everyday. This morning I recieved breakfast in bed (amazing), and the gift that Quinn made me is spectacular! It is a bracelet, and a book that he made of flowers and why he loves me. He informed me that it took him three days to create this wonderful gift. Below is the fabulous bracelet he made me. Again Happy Mothers day to all, and I wish you all a marvelous and wonderfilled day.

Monday, May 5, 2014

First from new series

This is the first piece that is finished form my new series that is inspired from my work with people who have alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. I have been working on this for some time now and have several more pieces in the works and hopefully will have them done soon.

The piece is sterling silver, with a rutilated quartz that I bezel set.  The lines of rutilation in the quartz are to represent the "tangles" in ones brain and how thing can easily get confusing. The bottom piece is hollow constructed and I have put various sized holes in the dome to represent the missing memories that come from the disease.
I love this piece and can not wait to show it.