Tuesday, August 14, 2012

This is River of Shrewsbury, about 16x40", mounted on a painter's canvas to give it a bit more presence on the wall. I counted about 175 pieces of fabric. I counted after, not before, I finished it so that I would actually finish it. Imagine floating down the river, a cool glass of something at hand, watching the trees go by. Ahhh.
This weekend, I'll be watching the waves at the Fresh Paint Festival at the Port of Everett Marina. http://www.schack.org/events/fresh-paint-festival-of-artists-at-work/ This will be my third year and it is one of my favorite festivals. Float on by and visit.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Studio Tour 2012

 My studio only looks like this during the studio tour. Visit any other time of year and it looks as if a fabric and yarn store exploded. The dogs trail bits of fabric to the rest of the house, mostly on their feet, occasionally on their backs if they walk by my cutting table at just the right time. And, never walk through barefoot, as I drop pins all the time. A swipe over the floor with a magnetic pincushions picks them up easily. Just not often.

This is my fourth year on the Skagit Artists Together annual studio tour. Beautiful weather brought a lot of people out to explore the art of 23 artists spread out through the county. And, having a deadline for garden improvements means they actually happen, like adding a new patio. (right) The floor is made from the garage floor that a neighbor was replacing. I worked on inventory, my husband worked on lugging 8" thick pieces of concrete into place. (thank you, Brian)