I'm accumulating quite the collection of small collages. I've been thinking on them a lot lately and how I'd like to translate them into art quilts. It finally clicked to try having them printed at Spoonflower. My dilemma, of course, is that the collages I make from paper and drawings are quite small. I decided … Continue reading from paper to fabric – printing my collages with spoonflower
It's always grand to finish a project, isn't it? I'm super happy with how my weirdo octopus embroidery came out. The decision to add the paper octopus was a spur of the moment thing and I have to be honest, I really dig the combination. I have two other embroideries in progress and I've matched … Continue reading octopus embroidery is done! woot!
If you follow me on social media, you know about my cancer. If you don't, here's whats going on. In mid April I was diagnosed with stage 3 non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. It was a shock. I'd not been feeling well for a couple of months but I never imagined it was so serious. It was just … Continue reading my cancer + my art
At the start of the year I enthusiastically joined a facebook group about making a piece of art every week so that at the end of 2018 you'd have a body of artwork - 52 pieces. Well, life took a different turn for me with the cancer diagnosis and I abandoned the idea almost immediately. … Continue reading 52 collages – #2 to #6
I've been wanting to create some more mixed media stitcheries and there's no time like the present, right? I started this as a doodle and intended to make it a solid satin stitch abstract thing. But then I was going through the mail and this groovy octopus was in the Trader Joe's flier. It … Continue reading octopus stitchery – work in progress