Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Goodbye Tree

This large red oak has been leaning on my studio for several years.

The big window was beginning to shatter and the plaster has been popping of around the door. I was time for it to go. Sigh...

I'm going to miss it next summer.

Goodbye tree.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Fundraiser for TAG

The Arts Guild of Denton (TAG) presents their Annual Auction this Saturday night. 
The silent auction begins at 6:00 p.m., followed by the live auction at 8:15 p.m. 

Local artists were asked to create a 12x12" Denton-themed work of art. 
I can't wait to see all of the pieces in one location.

A photo of the beautiful produce at the Denton County Farmers Market was the starting place for my Denton-themed quilt. I digitally manipulated the colors in the photograph and printed it on fabric with my inkjet printer. I thread-painted the image with my home sewing machine to add shading and texture. 

I also donated two purses that I Zentangled with markers.

On this one I used silver Sharpie on black vinyl. 

On this one I used white Sharpie on green leather.

The Arts Guild is an independent organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the arts in Denton as the fundraising/volunteer support arm of the Greater Denton Arts Council. 
For more information about the event click here.
I hope to see you on Saturday.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Rusty earns a new Teddy Bear

I'm just home from attending the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas. I'm so honored to have my miniature art quilt "Rusty's New Teddy Bear" chosen as John Flynn's judges choice award.

I met Mr. Flynn and thanked him in person. 

Thank you to our furry friends Bonnie and Bonkers and their generous humans for allowing us to stay in their home during Festival.