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Friday, December 16, 2005

Does a bear........




This is a wall hanging I did for one of my Spanish classes. The wall hanging has a number of "colorful" phrases dealing with bathrooms and bathroom functions. And yes, I did explain every one of them in Spanish.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

The Latest Artful Socks




These are my latest socks. Notice how the socks do not have to match. I've been playing with color, yarn and texture.

Rose Sculpture




We had to do an organic sculpture in my clay class. I picked the last rosebud and used that for my inspiration.

The Newest Artful Buttons





Here are some of my latest Artful Buttons. I'm planning on using the coffee cup shaped buttons for a quilt. The other buttons may end up on vests.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Working but not photographing





Here are two closeups of the beading on Tropical Dreams.

I've been creating but I haven't been photographing. We took a trip to Taos the day before Thanksgiving and I bought some great yarn and some incredible Chinese orange brocade. I promise, I'll take photographs and post them soon.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Artful Beach Socks




These are more of Jim's Artful Experimental Socks. The verigated yarn at the top of the cuff is cotton and the color is called "life is a beach." Who could resist a yarn with that name? The verigated yellow is bamboo. I've discovered that bamboo is very good for socks. It feels good on the foot and it seems to wear well. The white portion is a silk alpaca blend.

Jim's Artful Socks





I've been working on some Artful Experiments lately. I've been making Artful Socks for Jim, and I'm playing with texture, color and various types of yarn. The varigated part of the sock is a cotton blend and the yarn is alternately smooth and fuzzy. The white toe is a silk alpaca blend. I love silk alpaca - it has the most wonderful silky soft feel.

Tropical Dreams




This is my latest quilt. It's not hanging properly because I was so excited I couldn't wait for Jim to make the quilt stick before hanging it.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

New Work



Here's Jim in his Polynesian Wizard costume at the Las Cruces Renaissance Faire. Yes, I made the costume.

Latest Artful Sock






Here's my latest Artful Sock. The top is made from I'm not sure what. It's a combination of yarns, some fuzzy, some sparkly, some bucle, and I fell in love with it. The foot part is made from cotton bucle.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Some of my work



This is the self portrait I made for a Quilting Arts magazine challenge. I once saw my spirit dancing, and that's what this self portrait is about. The beads in the heart area are sterling silver and were a gift from my special friend who found them in Mexico.



These are the original Artful Boxers. I designed them for a wearable art competition. Alas, the competition was cancelled for lack of interest. Artful Boxers started as a joke when I said I was going to be designing lingerie for man. Not men, I was only going to make deisgner lingerie for Jim.



Here's a closeup of the Fish on Accepting Myself.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Artful Buttons


Here are the Artful Buttons I have at the Laughing At The Sun Gallery. I love working with clay, and I've been taking a clay class at the local university. I'm fortunate to have a gifted teacher who is so encouraging! Rather than make test tiles to see what various glazes and techniques will do when fired, I make Artful Buttons.

I'm currently working on a set of Artful Buttons for a quilt idea that's floating about in my brain. I've recently purchased three new glazes and I'm looking forward to experimenting.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Our First Joint Show


Jim and I before our first joint show opened at the Laughing At The Sun Gallery in Mesilla, NM. This was my first show, and I had no idea how exhausting it would be. The opening reception was a grand success. Well attended, and people who had never been to the gallery came. They also bought art. In this photo, you can see the Artful Boxers, Artful Quilts, Artful Socks, Jim's petroglyphs and bowls.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005


Accepting Myself.
A Quiltart list challenge was to design a quilt that would be a merit badge if one received merit badges as an adult. After many years of feeling like a fish in a forest, I finally decided that I'm okay, it's okay to be a fish and I accept myself. The beads on the head of the fish were a gift from a special friend. She found these beads while she was in Mexico. The intresting part is, I couldn't figure out what to do with the head of the fish, and then the beads arrived in the mail. They coordinated perfectly.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Hello

I'm Deb Thuman. I'm an artist, an attorney, a wife, and I'm trying to set up a blog. I'm told this is easier than a web site.

As an artist, my main medium is fiber. I love to sew, to quilt, and to create. I also work with yarn, beads and clay. I find that my clay class has an intriguing influence on my fiber art. As soon as I learn how to post photos of my work, I'll share photos with you.

Thanks for visiting.