Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Birds Birds Birds

As I start another semester at Washington University teaching my licensed image class I thought this post was fitting. Bird images has become a licensing staple. It seems like no matter how many products they make with birds on them, people will still buy more. Especially me! So my friend Sarah sent me a link from the show Portlandia called Put A Bird On It.  Here it is for your viewing pleasure.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

You Cannot Bring Anymore Stuff Into This House

SAVE THE DATE.....Saturday October 15 9AM!  I am going to be having a sale at my house of  trinkets, embellishments, paper, art supplies, fabric, books and vintage collectables . I am planning to open an Etsy shop to sell vintage buttons, embellishments, fabric whatever I have too much of...which is most everything. But my friend Laurie suggested I have a sale first in my house, price everything at a lesser price that I plan to ask on Etsy and let me friends buy it first. So that is what I am going to do...some stuff will be vintage, some new. I will also have some collectables like tableclothes, toys, dishes etc. I will not be advertising this sale in any newspapers or any online web sale site etc. All the info about it will come to you either on the blog or via email. So if you live in St. Louis watch your email posts. You are welcome to bring friends to the sale but it will not be open to the general public.

Gary would like it if all my stuff were to go but then I would not have anything to make artwork with!! And the sale would have to last months to sell it all. 

I will not have any of my artwork for sale at this sale. That sale is coming next, hopefully before Christmas.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


In September, the St. Louis chapter of the AIGA will be hosting a fundraiser for a local food bank. The event is going to be called FoodStock and the chapter asked me to do the poster for the event. I was thrilled....not only would I get to do a fun poster but whatever image I did would also be used on pins, tee shirts and magnets that they would sell at the event. Scott, who is in charge of the event. loves birds and he loves the way I do birds so as you can probably guess his idea for the poster was lots of birds eating from bird feeders. Of course I could not have been more pleased to spend days on end making birds. Gary art directed me and he wanted handmade type for the FoodStock logo. So since most of the work I have been doing I cannot show you...that pesky confidentiality stuff....I am happy I can show you this. I also am going to be doing a piece of artwork for the auction they will be having at the event and will show you that when I get it done....the artwork is going to be delicious.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Back from Vacation

I have been on a two week vacation and am now back in my studio. Had a great time...spent a week of the vacation at a condo my mom has in the Ozarks....very relaxing with little work to do. I always bring my sewing machine and work on projects for me. I finished the quilt I have been working on for ages, made new cloth napkins and started to piece together a wall hanging for my living room. For awhile I was on a real kick using dupioni silk...of course I had to have every color made in the fabric....so I had quite a bit of dupioni fabric in my studio. Then I found this fabulous fabric called Mirror Ball Dot by Michael Miller at the Paducah Quilt Show in 2009. I had never used it and decided I could do some flower stitching on the dupioni silk and then use the Mirror Ball Dot fabric to frame the stitching. Of course, as always. I had more flower ideas than I had originally planned and although I had enough colors of the dupioni silk to make the stitched images I did not have enough colors of the Mirror Ball Dot fabric to frame the stitchery. And darn it Mirror Ball Dot fabric had been discontinued! So by searching the Internet and by the grace of a wonderful woman who sold me some of her stash I finally found enough colors. Here is the wall hanging in progress. I cannot show you the whole square because my scanner is not large enough. I plan to add beads, embellishments and jewerly pieces to these next.