Monday, July 14, 2014

"The Omelet Sisters"

A couple of years ago we tried an urban chicken 
experiment in our backyard. We had four hens.


Wynona and Lucy

and Liberty.

They were quite fun to watch and started laying eggs on Easter weekend 2012. After they ate everything green in our backyard and turned our flower beds into dirt bathes, we decided they would be better off living in the country.

I made a quilt with images of our chickens.

The Omelet Sisters - 36 x 21” 

I'm thrilled that "The Omelet Sisters" was honored with the 
Corky Stukenbruck Award in the Visual Art Society of Texas
25th Annual Juried Members Exhibition. 

The members exhibition is in the Texas Woman’s University 
Fine Arts Building's East and West Galleries. The building is located at the corner of Oakland and Texas Streets in 
Denton, Texas, through August 7, 2014. 
The building is open Monday - Friday from 9-4.

It's a beautiful show. I hope you will stop in to take a look.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Crafty Gifts

I recently created some handmade gifts.

These upcycled candy tins are great containers for Art-on-the-Go projects. 
I glued bits of scrap fabric to the tins with thinned white glue,
avoiding the space where the lid overlaps the base.

There is an article in the June/July 2014 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine 
that describes how to make a pocket for carrying index cards, 
so when an idea strikes you have something to draw on.

I embellished small silk screened fabric scraps with fabric markers and embroidery floss.
I really enjoyed the process of stitching through the 
muslin and felt, and the gifts were well received!