I got this idea in my head to make a pouch with a zipper, no lining. Simple enough to find a pattern including promises quick and easy. Actually I have sewn many bags and pouches over time but this time I wanted to make the fabric using some free canvas yardage already primed.
I cut three lengths of canvas and painted them and then I did Judi's Stack Journaling for the reverse side so I wouldn't need lining.
The SJ was done with sharpies and each bag was color coordinated to the out side fabric.
Full disclosure here: three and a half hours later I finished my "30 Minute Pouch." The pouches will go to Art Hus soon.
I am not one to think about profound Questions or even to consider Answers to those questions but of recent because of both personal life and what happened at Isla Vista, I have been. Isla Vista is where my daughter works at UCSB and just down the road from my home. Too close to home.
So what am I to do? No easy answer but I came across this interview with Joan Gold. She says out loud what I feel. Her articulation of her needs echoed with me.
At seventy my "job" is to work at my art. It is both a phyical need and a mental one..."Art Occupies".
Here I am painting in Karen Young's studio in Solvang, CA. Karen shares both the space and skill for me to work. Karen herself is getting ready for a show in Los Olivos, CA. Opening is set for June 7th at Wendy Foster's, with a reception in the afternoon.
So what are your thoughts? What does it mean to be an artist?
Since I started doing this blog there has not been a day that, I didn't think of what should I share? Most days I don't but today I am thinking about faces. I see so many "cute" or "sweet" or "girly" ones ....they appeal to me but not coming out of my mind or hand.
This is a mixed media work that I did after a Jesse Reno class. I would highly recommend his workshops.
From my sketchbook of kraft paper.
When I drew the animal, I couldn't decide if it was a cat or dog?
I really don't want the money. What I meant to say was "I'll show you my kitchen!"
jb and I spend lots of time in our kitchen..cooking, eating, talking, doing paper work (aka paying the bills), watching the golf channel, or the NFL channel, the evening news (have they found that plane yet?), looking out the window. Like I said lots of time.
I have no idea what to do with these emply containers, but I am loath to toss them(any ideas)?
For cow and sow...you know who you are!
I once had a friend who admonished me that my refrigerator top was very dirty...now I only have short friends.
A sharp eye is needed in our home...you just never know when jb will put something amusing for your enjoyment.
Yesterday I spent the day with an art pal at "Art Lab". Thursdays were reserved for "Art Clinc" but alas it has gone the way of the dodo bird but "Art Lab" is hoping to rise like the Phoenix. Creation Station in Buelton is hosting the space. There is loads of bright light, room to spread, bathroom, coffee pot etc.
Do come join us at "Art Lab" Thursday 10am to 4pm. Drop in and say hello and decide to stay awhile and do your thing. Donation is $10.
I love the children's book The Secret Garden by Frances H. Burnett. I like the idea of characters living in my own garden too. These are from own back patio garden. Now without the color of flowers, my garden friends shine.