Sunday, February 9, 2014

{Painting - A Day This Week...}

A Day This Week
Just stopping in to share a painting I did yesterday.
I thought I'd also show some of the progression.
It has lots of layers underneath that can't be seen.  I'm not sure why
one bothers with them.  Maybe it's makes more of a difference than is evident.
 It does add some texture under the paint.  Which is really difficult to see in the photos.
The trunk seemed to give me the biggest problem.
First the brown... well it had to go.
Then it's placement wasn't right either so it had to be corrected.

All in all I am pleased with the final painting.
Well that's it for now.  I figure a short post is better than no post.
Till next time.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

{2014 Word of the Year}

I'm recognizing the journey I but began when I was born.
A journey, I of course have be taking all along.  How could I not have been?
This journey is one back to where I have, in reality, never left.
A journey "back" to my Source.
"In time this happened very long ago,  In reality it never happened at all"

Saturday, January 25, 2014

I miss you all and my blog too.  I just don't seem to have the time to spend creating new posts.
They seem to take me a long time to create.  But I'm still being creative and learning new techniques mostly inspired by artists

 Jeannie has inspired me to paint full figures of people and Kate experimenting with different
art mediums like old linens and plaster.
The painting below is my first.
  Below is one of my first attempts at adding plaster - no face yet.  Not nearly as much plaster as the two above paintings. 
In these cases more is much more fun.
Well, I've got a wedding art journal to complete for my son and his wife and I am about to become and grandmother for the first time.  So not sure when I'll be back but know I will be.  Thanks for
your continue interest.
Love Autumn

Thursday, August 22, 2013

{Bloom Project}...

I started out making little
applique flower pieces.  That I planned to combine into a larger piece.
I had several ideas in mind.  But not sure exactly what I would do with them.
I made several flower patches and then began
to add layers at random.
Just laying scraps down and stitching here and there.
I complete these four and was ready to put it all together.

I had been at the thrift store earlier in the day when I saw this old frame.  I didn't
buy it then but later as I was planning out the final design I remembered it.  And knew it would be perfect. 
I got more patches and more ideas for them.  So we'll see what I come up with next.
~Love Autumn

Friday, August 16, 2013

{I now choose to laugh}...

 Art Journal's title
"Choose to Laugh"
I don't usually put the spine on until after I have complete the pages
but I couldn't resist It all came together so quickly.
Below is the inside back cover.  The background fabric is a paint rag,  as are
the edges of the cover.
Some of you may know where these words come from.  Although written more
as we should have laughed at the tiny mad idea
My art is always very personal.  With meaning that I incorporated into
 it without necessarily pointing it out.  So I love it when someone sees that meaning and asks about it.
This is such a page.

The outside back cover is a PSE photo of some snapdragons.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

{summer art}...

A different form of painting.
Exploring painting a more complete body form.  Why a bald head I am not entirely
sure?  Only that I like it. 

I have turned her into an art journal cover.  Surprise, Surprise!
 I plan to use it as a demo for my next art journal class.
the inside of the front cover
I continue to want to spend more time with my dear blog. 
I 'm not ready to give it up.  But seem to have so little time for it.
I think apart of it is that I am having such a time trying to get a quality
photo.  I need to get a better camera.  But which one???  So in the meantime
it is what it is.
Thank you, everyone who still stops in.
Love Autumn

Sunday, June 2, 2013

{WIP~tree quilt progress}...

WIP ~ continues
Seems the working title is One Root.
I don't normally start out with the title in mind.  Because at some point
the piece usually tells me.  I will wait to see if the title continues to "explain" itself.
It's been through, shall I say a pruning.
I removed at least half, probably more, of the leaves I original had placed.  When I saw the photo from a couple of posts ago (which had been in the camera for a few weeks) I noticed that it looked better with the branches visible.  So I spent a couple of hours removing dozens and dozens of leaves, adding some pink leaves and cutting in some root shapes.  I am considering making the roots a bit 3 dimensional.
I'll revisit that after it's been quilted.
When I say I removed a lot of leaves, I mean a lot.  These will be showing up either in a lot of other projects and/or on the back of the quilt.  It does seem like a ready made opportunity
to add interest to the back of the quilt.  Many, many fallen leaves.
I think it's about ready to take down from the wall, get the back ready and start quilting.

Friday, May 31, 2013

{a fabric watch can you do that?}...

I haven't worn a watch in a number of years now.  Every time I put one on, within a short time, it would stop working. I would set it aside and low and behold it would start working again.
This happened with several different watches over many months.  So I just stopped.
The challenge for this watch was the Tie One On at TTAS (Textiles and Textures Artist Studio)
The idea is to use a necktie and create something.

So I took the point end of the necktie and used it as the base for my wrist wrap watch.
I added a digital watch face, some up cycled lace, scrape fabrics from the desk top, a couple of beads and a shabby ribbon for the tie on. 
SO what time is it?  As the watch show it's time to Play
I still have the other part of the tie.  And I have an idea for that too.
Another different wrist wrap altogether.