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color me today: anticipating
Friday, November 30, 2012
Ok. Trying to work on quilts and gifts, but for some reason I can't keep on any one project. All day I have been dyeing fabric to get the perfect color of Haint blue. It's a low country thang! The Gullah people believe it wards off evil spirits or keeps you safe. Something like that. So needless to say, it takes a lot of patience to slowly get the perfect color. While I've been waiting, this sweet baby is calling my name. It was one of the chairs I inherited when I emptied one of my mother's warehouses. I'm thinking a scraps only project. I need to empty my ever-growing bin.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Almost through creating the perfect place to sit with my honey. I painted all of my mother's patio furniture. Even the bunnies were in her yard, but then, they weren't yellow! Did I tell you that the day she died, Becky and I came home at 5 am and we sat out on this very deck and a huge white heron landed in the yard, just a few feet away. Then she spread her wings and so gracefully flew away. :)
I always feel her here.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The first is the a 6x18 oil on cradled board. I worked from a photo I took out on Skidaway Island. I thought the sky colors turned out sweet. This one is pretty much finished and just needs a signature.
Next is a 20x20 oil on canvas. It is very sketchy...which is what I like about it. I am painting from a photo I took with my nephew Andrew when the hurricane passed by Tybee last summer. Andrew, an aspiring artist, had just come to live with us. During the storm we lost power and were just sitting around the kitchen table. I looked outside - it was so quiet and the sky suddenly was amazing. I grabbed Andrew, my iphone, and my Nikon. We chased the light photographing as fast as we could. The sky changed so fast. It was amazing! Not quite through, but I like the direction so far...
Next is a 30x30 oil on canvas. So far I like the grasses. Loving the rich periwinkle color.
I also have started a 36x36 oil on canvas. It is at the very beginning stages. Not sure of the direction yet. I'll show it when it gets further along.
Hope you enjoy this preview.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
It was fun. I made us a bed. I love the gray micro-suede.
I used 1x12s and covered them with padding and cloth. I had to keep my box springs for my Tempur-pedic. The back is covered plywood hung on cleats. I got alot of the design from www.ana-white.com. Love her site. I have built a lot from her ideas.
Back to work. Today has been a great studio day. Just taking a quick break and decided to let you see my finished bed.
I'll post new work soon.