Grandmother wanted a new hutch so instead we are going to turn her old one into a gorgeous revitalized piece of art. Recycling and reusing at its best. If it turns out great it may just manage to find a new home hehe. Step one is a light sanding so the paint will have something to stick to.
By myc on March 19, 2010
By myc on November 14, 2009
Winter is missing. More details coming soon.
By myc on October 11, 2009
Halloween kitty in tortured Tyvek. Un-embellished version.
The kitty head was going to go onto a trick or treater body, but while cutting shapes out, I noticed the remainder scrap had a cat shape body to it, and changed my plans. The stripes on the cat face were from the hot iron. I liked the serendipity that the body already had stripes also.
By myc on October 4, 2009
Last week I had my Trick or Treat Trio in Tyvek. During the class I made three smaller quilties. Here is number 1: Frankie. Mother will be finishing up the embellishing and edging, then I will re post the finished projects.
By myc on September 27, 2009
This web site is not the only thing being neglected. The siblings have been taking care of each other since their mother took a second full time job away from the Expressly Yours’ Studios. She is attempting to regain control of her schedule and will do her best to make it up to them, and you, reader.
By myc on August 23, 2009
How to tame the wooden pony:
How not to:
By myc on August 16, 2009
Sis and Francesca hanging with the horses.
By myc on August 9, 2009
Mia is not an athlete; it’s too easy to get a tummy tuck. But she does her part of cheering on the local women tri-athletes.
By myc on August 6, 2009
A handmade book is a little hand held heaven. Books of books are divine.
If you love making books, appreciate clever artists, or are looking to recycle materials in lovely ways, check out Re-bound by Quarry publishing and Jeanne Stein. I recommend it.
By myc on August 2, 2009
The kids were lucky enough to spend some down time in Chino Hills, CA at their Auntie’s home.
By myc on July 29, 2009
A collaborative project with Parental unit and myself, together we made this Trick or Treat Trio with tortured Tyvek.
It is the second fall submission project for classes at GAQF here in CO. Here is a close up, hopefully you will see the detailed texture in the Tyvek elements of the trick or treaters.
By myc on July 25, 2009
The sibs are marking the passage of time with photo-journaling the seasons in our local park. There was a bench that was Sis and Bro’s favorite spot. After at least 13 years, the park rangers removed it. WHAT? Why? How come? Breaking my little babies hearts.
By myc on July 24, 2009
It is fall class submission time. One of my projects is one of a kind artist books. A two day class: day one is painting papers and calendar construction, day two is quilting and book construction.
By myc on July 22, 2009
Goofier than a giant hole to release a fly, is the fact that mother and I both beg Bubba for niches in our homes. As Squiggle Chick pointed out, it is a fabulous spot for a shrine, or to highlight great art. Here is one fine example of a hidden niche Bubba built for the studio:
Who wouldn’t want these hidden niches, as well as the open ones all over the house? Guess we need to hide a few insects in the walls.
By myc on July 20, 2009
Ok, I like to give my family a day off and not come to the studio. However look what happens…This was because my brother and mother heard a weird buzzing noise in the wall. After cutting this ginormous hole in the wall they discovered the the worrisome and dangerous culprit. A big ole horse fly stuck in the wall. What the heck, can’t leave them alone for one day and they chop the studio into pieces.
Luckily my brother knows how to make these built in wall niches and had a cool fix. What else goes on that I don’t know about is another question?
By myc on July 5, 2009
Tony Fontana was privileged to visit artists from around the country.
We didn’t want to upset the artist, so Tony didn’t get many photo ops. But he did get to plan the route we took, from up on high.
Cooling off in front of a favorite metal artist Anthony Hansen. Please check his recycled metal beauties.
Tony finished up the tour with his own public service announcement: