Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Monday, January 30, 2012
I Find It Trying
This December 8th daily collage or sketch came about because I was playing with the Tangoes that were on my worktable for some unknown reason. Have you ever played this game? Really challenging! I traced each plastic shape in each color of fine tip Sharpie that I had (black, blue, green, red) then filled in with color pencil. Wanted to see what the overlapping would look like. The words say
I Find It Trying Being A Square Among Triangles And Parallelograms
Posted by Julie Zaccone Stiller at 1/30/2012 08:30:00 AM No comments:
Labels: collage, Daily Practice, games
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Round Robin In A Day
First quilt finished of 2012! This is from a CQFA workshop called Round Robin In A Day. We each started out with a small piece (the center windmill-ish square) and it gets added to and passed on several times.
CQFA meeting, so I'll post about that another time!
Posted by Julie Zaccone Stiller at 1/29/2012 08:30:00 AM No comments:
Labels: CQFA, embroidery, Quilt, round-robin
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Imaginary Landscapes Draw Me In Every Time.
December 7th just magazine words this time and some pen marking. Words in the binding are:
You Know You Do.
Posted by Julie Zaccone Stiller at 1/28/2012 09:00:00 AM No comments:
Labels: collage, Daily Practice, landscape, pen and ink, watercolor, words
Friday, January 27, 2012
Square Fabric Bowl
CQFA workshop a while ago.
Posted by Julie Zaccone Stiller at 1/27/2012 09:00:00 AM No comments:
Labels: CQFA, fabric bowl, gifts
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Words in the binding are: Oh! To Have Such A Purpose!
A little surrealism for the December 5th collage. A magazine picture of a chicken foot and a kudzu covered structure, colored pencil and magazine words ALIEN INVADERS. Words in the binding are:
Aliens have to come from somewhere. What do aliens call home?
Posted by Julie Zaccone Stiller at 1/26/2012 09:00:00 AM No comments:
Labels: alphabets, collage, colored pencil, Daily Practice, stamping
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
What Do you do when your fortune isn't for you?
Another of my daily collages from December, this from December 3rd. The power was still out, so I had my battery powered lamp on, and my little mp3 player for music, and my messy desktop for inspiration.
We had purchased some nicely bagged tea from Rivendell in Santa Cruz, and this was the front of the bag which had interesting stamps of horses and Chinese writing as well as the name of the tea (which was quite yummy). Pen and colored pencil drawings, along with a fortune cookie fortune (You love sports, horses and gambling but not to excess.) Painted paper and rice paper too.
The words in the binding are: What do you do when your fortune isn't for you?
Posted by Julie Zaccone Stiller at 1/25/2012 09:00:00 AM No comments:
Labels: collage, colored pencil, Daily Practice
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Hello! How are you doing?
"Hello! How are you doing?" I found those words in a magazine advertisement, how could I not use them to make a card? They're collaged along with colored rice or mulberry paper, ink from a stamp pad, and a paper lace border.
Posted by Julie Zaccone Stiller at 1/24/2012 01:48:00 PM 1 comment:
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Collage Practice In The Dark
Words are: "DISCOVER the mysterious. NO RIGHT NOW"
December 2nd collage. Power was still out, this is a photo taking via headlamp which was how I was working. Safer than candles, and brighter too.
Posted by Julie Zaccone Stiller at 1/19/2012 06:02:00 PM 1 comment:
Labels: collage, Daily Practice, Do It Anyways
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
New Favorite Dessert
Posted by Julie Zaccone Stiller at 1/18/2012 06:55:00 PM 2 comments:
Labels: food, fruit, photography
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Happy New Year!
Heya Happy New Year! Another long absence from blog-landia, whoops! But there's several good reasons this time! How about a kind of spur of the moment trip to China for the holidays? Here's some pictures of our snowy freezing day on the Great Wall (Mutianyu). The weirdest, steepest, twisty-est stairs I've ever been on, which were also icy and snow-covered. Fun!
You can see all the funny angles of the brick work, nothing level, I found it disorienting when I was walking, but beautiful and interesting when I was standing still. Zach, Marc and Alex.A picture of Marc and I. Wearing many many layers. On one of the graffitied corners.
Posted by Julie Zaccone Stiller at 1/17/2012 07:54:00 PM 3 comments:
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