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Sunday, May 31, 2009


These are some of the earrings I made this weekend. Earrings are like peanuts - you can't stop at just one pair. These and other earrings are in my etsy store.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Playing with hand dyed fabrics

I tweaked a pattern I bought from Sew Thankful, used a technique I learned from Threads magazine, and used hand dyed fabrics from Della Jane Hand Dyes. As always, I used my fancy threads and fancy stitches.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Please give me feedback

When I made the head and shoulder sculptures, I had specific emotions in mind when I made the faces. Please tell me what emotions you see in these pieces. Many thanks.

Head and shoulders

Unfortunately, one of her braids was loose and fell down during the glaze firing.

Head and shoulders

I asked her how she wanted her hair and she told me she wanted braids piled on top of her head.

Head and shoulders

I had more fun making the hat for this one.

Head and shoulders

This is the first head and shoulder piece I made. I was working on something else, when I had the overwhelming urge to make this piece. Sometimes, art just has to come out.

Head and shoulders

After making 21 female figure sculptures, I started working on head and shoulder pieces. Can you figure out what decade was on my mind by the "clothing?"

Playing with the crystals and making earrings

After finishing sewing a pair of linen blend slacks and a black with white batik blouse, I made some earrings. Can't wait to wear them.

Friday, May 01, 2009

An interesting result

Sometimes, I feel as if I have so many demands on me that I'm covered in leeches. I used one of Jim's extruder dies to extrude the "leeches" which are shaped like little people.

Good idea, not good execution

What would happen if I soaked yarn in slip, applied the yarn in a pattern and then fired and glazed the piece? I'd wish I never started the process. I had a miserable time getting the slip soaked string attached. Then, the bisqued piece was so delicate where the string was that pieces kept crumbling off.

Result: I now use a coil when I want this effect. All part of the process of creating and learning.

It doesn't always come out like I planned

I wanted to make a sculpture with coils applied to the outside. Alas, when I got to the bottom, I slipped where I should have scored and slipped. When it was bisqued, I should have just removed the bottom coils. Now, they are forever glazed in that position.