Sunday, May 29, 2011

From Leather to Kaleidoscopes

 Going a little crazy (or bored) recovering from hand surgery, so I made a couple of kaleidoscopes from a recent picture taken on my work table.  I'm happy to report that I can now wiggle the tip of my pinky finger, so far that has made the surgery worthwhile.
Can you tell what the source picture might be?
 Well it starts out with some leather.  Small leather samples from a recent trip to FabMo.  I snagged them because of all the great and varying textures.

All the shiva paintstik  colors got a try with each of the patterns, but the yellow light pearl didn't show on the white fabric of course.

  So here it is on black fabric.  And that's the source picture for the kaleidoscopes at the top of this post. Tada!

Monday, May 23, 2011

What The Right Hand Knows

Wish me luck, as I'm having hand surgery this morning.  Hopefully this will bring my pinky finger back into full use.  I miss it. 
(oh and this figure actually does have all five fingers, just the angle of the photo doesn't show one of them!)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Primal Green Experience

Here's a look at  CQFA's Primal Green show (through 7/30) that is now showing at the San Francisco Public Library.  First up is the official sign announcing the show, isn't it beautiful all lit up?  The quilts are scattered around through the whole area, and there is a map showing where to find them.

 Here is the view from the table before all the guests for our talk arrived.  It was a little nerve-wracking waiting for the panel discussion to start, so I distracted myself by taking pictures.  I kind of wish I'd taken one when the audience was there! It was a fun experience being part of the panel and I was really glad I got asked to do it.
 Thanks mom for taking this picture of me in front of my piece "Lorabund 3-step"
 I really liked the displays of ATC's that were put together, mine is on the lower row second from left.
 One of the coolest things in this beautiful new library building is this long curving wall that is covered in the cards from the old card catalog. 
I guess they let people write on them and "art" them up.  It makes for a beautifully textured wall, just fascinating and a great way to re-use/re-purpose/recycle.

I hope you can go see the exhibit!