Last Day at the Houston Quilt Festival. Sibs are getting restless.
By sibs on November 2, 2008
By myc on October 26, 2008
Hello world. For visitors new to our site, the sock creatures have evolved to be in charge of road trips as well as Sundays. Monday morning, October 27th, 2008, the entire brood will be loaded into the van and making mayhem across the midlands. Photographic evidence will be posted.
For humans not interested in these stretchy garment goof-balls, michele will attempt to post pertinent information, inspiration and embellishments during the International Quilt Festival (fingers crossed).
love and travel, michele
By myc on October 26, 2008
By myc on October 22, 2008
Uncle Crusty’s legs are knobby and boney. Walk quickly down those creaky wooden stairs, before he loses his balance and topples right on to you.
Love all things creepy and crawly. Love scary and spooky. Love skulls and skeletons: they’re elegant, silly, and a great beginning point for creativity. Mixed Media Monday is hosting the best theme this week: Things That Go Bump in Night.
Uncle Crusty was made by punch needle embroidery and embellished with one glass eye, one commercial clock face button, and gold bugle beads for teeth.
By myc on October 21, 2008
By myc on October 18, 2008
Mia and Rygel (formerly known as No-name) delighted in an evening of Bacchanalia. Hosted by Maggiano’s Little Italy and the gracious Antinori Winery, the siblings joined the family in the joyous pairing of excellent food and wine.
To witness the entire debauchery, click on the photo of Mia playing sommelier, or click on the Sib’s Sunday tab at the top of the page.
By myc on October 15, 2008
The adult version of Charlotte and Wilber. It’s a special kind of relationship. Charlotte has no need to save Wil from slaughter, so they can spend quality time philosophizing. There’s respect, reflection, open dialogue, give and take in this companionship.
I’ve been skimming Julia Cameron’s book, Finding Water, The Art of Perseverance. Her pronouncement of community and it’s benefits have finally made sense to me. “Creativity flourishes in an atmosphere of acceptance. It could be argued that friendship is often the determining factor between a career that flourishes and one that languishes.”
The internet has made this declaration truthful and evident. I am able to grow emotionally as well as artistically through this community.
It is a very good book. I have to return it to the library, but it has made it to my “must own’ list. Alibris here I come.
For those who have not recognized yourselves here: my continued gratitude – Joanne, Lynn, Fannie, Anonomous AP, among many others that are growing with me. michele
By myc on October 14, 2008
Tonight you may wish to hold on to your pillow. Full moons typically strengthen emotions and she has currently found herself in Aries, the sign of desire and anger. Wowza.
By myc on October 12, 2008
In 14 days,we leave for Houston’s IQF. Without a mouth, No-name speaks volumes. Apparently he believes we need a final push of product. He is being very sweet and helpful. Mia is trying. But she is easily distracted.
Although I wanted to carve pumpkins with them today, I was reminded of the ‘incident’ with the exacto knife, and No-name is strongly hinting of western themed embellishments. I find him so adorable, I don’t want to disappoint him.
By myc on October 11, 2008
Once again Quilting Arts will be hosting an ATC trade at the Houston International Quilt Festival. If you will be attending, whip up some ATC’s and make your way to the Make It University area.
Once you find yourself at Make It University, there will be an ATC wall near the Open Studios/ classroom. Swap your ATCs out one-for-one, as I did at the Long Beach IQF.
You may notice multiple silly dog ATC’s. Clearly these are my favorites. Obviously Peggy loves her Sweeney very much. I’m quite certain Sweeney is thrilled with his loving parents after the fright of the shelter. Love to lucky Sweeney for being a loved and rescued dog, and love to Peggy for the loving home. Please support your local shelters, and a Place to Bark. A Place to Bark will be having an art auction November 15, 2008. Please click on the link to check it out.
By myc on October 10, 2008
Horses, cigars, and cowboy hats! How unbecoming of a lady. That’s no lady, that is a fearless woman, who is not afraid of life.
Shameless plug time: I’m getting the on-line store stocked for the pre-Houston pack up. I’m not sure yet how to handle the on-line store while I am out of town, so I thought I’d go for a hail- Mary- hurrah.
By myc on October 8, 2008
Stick challenge: Our Great American Quilt Factory embellishment group has a current challenge of “sticks”. Originally I began painting canvases for a book format, then the Big Art Adventure had the matchbook challenge, which sent me in a match-stick direction. Voila, my art quilt with matchsticks.
Terry’s finished sticks are cleverly displayed on a store bought lampshade. First she spray painted the shade which gave it more texture and interest, then she applied painted dowels sewn up in graphic fabrics.
An update: for those kind people that expressed a desire to see the Moon Mosaic Shrine lighted I have finally taken a picture. Thank you for your interest. michele
By myc on October 6, 2008
The woman I am? I don’t know it changes with every breath.
But I’ve been tagged by the Swirly Girl herself, the lovely and talented Tracy Borders, with whom I share a passion for martinis. By being tagged, I am to share 6 random facts about myself. The tagging rules follow my 6.
1. I think I am insane, but I’m okay with that.
2. I have spent half of my life painting snowmen on dishes (wouldn’t that drive anyone insane?)
3. My middle name is Yvonne and I got a flu shot today.
4.I have 2 winters worth of heavy bedding in my car awaiting a trip to the laundromat, and I love the smell of laundromats – detergents and softners.
5. I absolutely enjoy sleeping.
6. I have over 18 clocks in my home, and only 4 are accurate. I stopped replacing the batteries in the others – it’s expensive.
The rules are as follows:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know your entry is up.
My 6 people to further this disclosure hell are:
1. Fannie: of the great big open heart and painting that made me cry
2. The Black Snob: my favorite non art blog: warning very political and entertaining
3. Rebecca: if she can’t inspire you to pick up a pen, pencil, camera, maybe you are hopeless.
4. Bubba: When he gets going, he’s as entertaining as a loon.
5. Sue Bleiweiss: Eye candy for book lovers. Drool worthy, scrumptious books and fiber projects.
6. Fibra Artysta: a delightful young lady who I will hypnotize into giving me her dog and sock creatures.
Enjoy their blogs, I do.
By myc on October 6, 2008
Did somebody say PANIC?
It was forever and a month ago that Houston’s International Quilt Festival was scheduled. The preview night is 23 days away! Information is updated on our events page with current links to Quilts, Inc. and Make It University.
We have 2 Make It University Workshops, so I hope all interested in making and taking home a IQF mosaic memento will join us.
By myc on October 5, 2008
Although some of us might claim we create for our own satisfaction, it is awfully nice to hear words of encouragement and appreciation.
During this last week I silently decided to award this site’s 200th comment with a little mixed media collage. I watched the numbers shamelessly as the counter advanced to 200. Last night Patty over at the Magpie’s Nest, was the joyous bringer of kindness. She is a tireless creator and contributor to a variety of challenges. I envy her energy and dedication.
Thank you Patty for your lovely words and generosity. Your collage gift is coming. michele
Sib’s Sunday will resume next weekend.
By myc on October 1, 2008
May we all find harmony in our own way. Be it from music, chocolate, meditation, art, or a warm bath. Manifested in the body, mind or soul: we think therefore we are.
Find other artist’s entries on Harmony at Mixed Media Monday. It’s a good time for harmonious art I think.