Friday, September 24, 2010

Practical Magic

Young Sally:" He will hear my call a mile away. He will whistle my favorite song. He can ride a pony backwards." Young Gillian: What are you doing? Young Sally "Summoning up a true love spell called Amas Veritas." "He can flip pancakes in the air. He'll be marvelously kind and his favorite shape will be a star. He'll have one green eye and one blue." Young Gillian: Thought you never wanted to fall in love. Young Sally: That's the point. The guy I dreamed of doesn't exist. If he doesn't exist, I'll never die of a broken heart.
(My favorite scene in the movie, the girls in the green house lifting the petals they have picked to the moon)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Quilt show

We had a really nice weekend for the Quilt show this year. I shared a booth with Cynthia Willard and we had lots of fun. Both of us are pretty laid back so we took turns wandering around the show. I earned my booth money back plus some. Several shop owners and individuals took my cards and discussed me teaching classes. I demoed felting, gave bits of felting history out and really recieved some nice compliments. One vendor said I should enter my framed pieces into an art show at the Smithsonian. Only problem is finding the time and money to get there but still what an incredible affirmation. Some one gets my art!!!

Check back here on Sat. if you have time. I will have another diorama for "Practical Magic"
sort of like the one I did on the TeaParty. I love doing these, it is like letting your imagination go wild!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Finally cool

Well actually it was cold to me this morning but I didn't wear a sweater as I should have done. This is just a check in post. I am in a show this weekend and am spending most of my time deciding what to take and re-doing inventory. I hate the inventory part. Have decided to leave all my dolls at home for this show, I just won't have room for them.

I have been carding more fiber and I am adding silk to it. Hoping it will come out as nice as my last experiment did. Will post photo if I like it. I hope you are all staying busy and creating some beautiful pieces!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Dragon Con

I went to my first Dragon Con this weekend. In case you don't know what that is, well it is a fantasy convention. They have speakers like a panel of the Ghost Hunters and Kevin Sorbo. Those were ok but it was the best people watching I have ever done. Many of the attendees wear costumes of some sorts. Great place to sit back and get ideas of fantasy pieces I now want to make. I wore one of my shawls and every few feet someone would stop me and ask about it. I also had bright yellow contacts in and freaked out a few people. There were women with thongs and body paint as their costumes, this of course delighted my husband. I found an artist who painted a 3"x3" canvas of Larkin without even seeing a picture of him, it is so cool. Oh today is Larkin's birthday, he turns 4 where did my baby dog go?

Any way to keep this at least partly fiber, last week I mixed up some hand dyed Merino and Alpaca and made the most lovely batts I have ever made. They are so soft and the colors is gorgeous, good fall colors. I have it up on Etsy, still trying to decide a good name for it.