Friday, October 30, 2009

8 Knockbracken Rd S, Castlereagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

This is my submission for the October Virtual Paintout. The challenge was to use Google Street maps in Belfast, North Ireland. I followed a road out of Belfast and found this really cool pastoral scene with old barns, hedges, and open greenbelts.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Anne's Car Journal

My mom is voluntarily hanging up the car keys at the young age of 86. So I made her a journal so that she can write and sketch about the process of stepping into a car-less life. I found car fabric and used nice watercolor paper, with ribbon place keepers and elastic to keep journal closed and to hold a pen. I learn something new every time a make a journal and I find that very exciting.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sarah's Elvis Quilt

My daughter in law, Sarah, gave me this Elvis fabric and said to make anything I would like. So I made a quilt for her Birthday, today 10/20/09. I used some of the techniques that I learned in a quilting class with Sandi Cummings, at one of the Empty Spools seminars in beautiful Asylomar, California.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Jungle Journals

I got a small book press and a book on bookbinding and waded in. For these two journals I used USPS flat rate boxes for the book boards, fabrics for the overall cover and nice heavyweight watercolor paper inside. I gave the best one, the elephant to my Art Guru Susan. I am really happy with the way they turned out!