Monday, April 27, 2009


This is Katy. She is the other diva in the family. I don't know what we do to our animals that gives them this air of confidence! She is an outdoor/indoor cat that hunts and socializes with neighbors while outdoors and insists on having her "lounging blanket" (as seen in photo) moved to the warmest spots around the house when inside. She is quite the lady. Her other favorite past time is hanging out with me in my studio. It does not matter if I am working with clay or paint or fabric, she always wants to be right in the middle of it and I am sure she influences me subconsciously!

So, this brings up another whole question.... am I wrong to label my work "non-objective" if I am being influenced without my knowing it? Does that mean I should describe my work as "subconsciously abstract"? Or since I am now consciously aware of an influence should I just come right out and call it abstract? Any thoughts?

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Here are some the pieces that I finished using the "loop embroidery" technique. I am almost finished with another series of the eyes and can't wait to start a new set! I guess you could say I am being a little obsessive compulsive about them, but I think all artists are when it comes right down to it. We just can't stop, and it consumes us at all times. But I love it! I think I am going to collage them with some oil paintings that I have chopped up (That is the best way to get out aggression--chop up some old artwork). I will post those when they are done, but for now.....back to looping!! Whoo-hooo! :)

Tenley's Tuesday Inspirational Photo!!

Here she is showing off her latest outfit. She was feeling sporty that day! the photo that we decided to show is from a series of closeups. I get some of my best ideas from photos like these.

Friday, April 3, 2009

I have been out of blogging commission for the last week due to a sprained ankle! but this has given me lots of time to sit and do some art work. So today I decided to climb up the stairs on my hands and knees to the computer room and tell you about it!
I have been really mixing up my mediums to create some interesting collages lately! And I have just found a new technique that I have become kind of obsessive about. --loop embroidery!!! I will take a few photos as soon as I have my first piece done. It is small, but I am planning on cutting it out and combining it with some of my oil painting and some beautiful textiles. I am so excited!!
O.K. my loop embroidery obsession is calling to me. I must now slide down the stairs on my backside and get back to work... Photos to follow!!