Thursday, March 25, 2010


Here are the art inspirations for two weeks - I missed the one last week. It must have been about deadlines.  So, the first one - From the Heart, I'm not too sure of, see previous post about emotions.  But the deadlines - It really works!  If I have a deadline it works!  So, wonder how I can combine the two?  They seem to be counter to one another.  But perhaps not!

Hot Metals, Balls, and Weaving! OH MY!

What a fun workshop with Mary Hettmansperger

The Florida Tropical Weaver's Guild's annual conference had her as a workshop instructor.  We wove with metal and wire.  We shaped copper, colored it in a flame, formed balls of red and of black on copper wire, and did some pounding & bending.  Above are the results.  It was fun!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Funky Fabrics

I saw a new technique - tried it and here's the result.  After painting interfacing & ironing it on, I'm not sure the process is worthwhile - maybe painting right on the fabric makes more sense?  But I do love the colors!


Here it is - my last weeks art inspiration.  Although I feel I'm usually open to adventure, I'm going to seek out new ones!  An new outdoor place to walk & enjoy nature, a new art techinque - something!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Riverside Textures

Miscelaneous meandering.
While we were having lunch at a local riverside restaurant, these textures on the water's edge caught my eye.  Seeweed and Barnacles make nice art, don't you think?

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Where is spring?

We've been overdressed here in Florida for too long!  Come on Spring!

Here is a flag I made for
Florida Tropical Weaver's Guild Conference:

And a gourd from a workshop at the local Weaver's Guild:

Emotional Hotspots . .

That's my "inspiration for the week.  I'm not finding it too inspiring!  It's not easy to identify emotions, and even more difficult to express them through my art - on words, etc!

Oh, well - I'll think about it!