Sunday, May 16, 2010

Another Solo show of Art Quilts!

this time on campus here at Ohio Wesleyan, at Mowry Alumni Center! The Director asked if I'd be interested, and although I hesitated, I said yes, and now it's up for the summer!

Mowry is just around the corner from the museum, which also has a great exhibit of art quilts til July. I love the wall color and the setting, the quilts look really great. They are hung in the Lobby, then up the Grand Staircase on the second floor, and there's one tucked in over the fireplace in the Monnett Room, and 2 in the conference room.

We'll probably wait until September for a formal reception, but you are all welcome to see them early! Mowry is open daily during the week from about 9 til 4pm.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

New House means lots of work!

In amongst the creative endeavors, I must make time to move! I do not like the physical moving, very difficult, but it must be done. This week I have dropped off 1 car load of things each day. Saturday, the parents came over and took 3 loads in the pickup, which sounds like a lot, but isn't a drip in the bucket.

I've got 2 more gallons of paint ready to use; Iced Lemonade (yellow for the kitchen) and Jericho (green for the dining room). The tan/gray color in the middle is Ashen, and I've already painted the living room that color.

I've decided not to paint the den; since it won't be my sewing room, it will take on a slightly more masculine air. I've got 3 white bookshelves in place to accept carloads of books. In our current home, we have a WALL of bookshelves, built-in on either side of the fireplace....I'm really going to miss them!

However, in consolation, I now have command of the Barn! YES!! The ART BARN! It is about 28 feet by 16 feet, I believe, and very tall. Heated and airconditioned, super great! Most of what we moved on Saturday was bins and more bins of yarn and fabric.

The walls are corrugated stuff, maybe fiberglass, I'm not sure. I'll need to figure out a way to surround myself with beauty, or it's going to look very garage-y! Someone asked me today if I'm planning a vacation this summer, and while I'm not going anywhere, I'll be busy!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

New dresses from Old Skirts - Baby Doll Restyle

After finishing up all the new quilts for my next show, I have been busy sewing up new dresses for the Red Panty Clothing line. Go Figure Consignment is 1 year old today, and having a big celebration for the Gallery Hop in the Short North tonight. Sherrie requested some baby doll style dresses, so I did my best, and this is what I came up with!

They look absolutely adorable on a real person, and make you feel sensational! I made 8, but ended up keeping 1 for myself, I just couldn't help it! (last 1 pictured)Sherrie made over them so much when I dropped them off that when I left, she had the first one pictured here on, and was going to wear it for the party tonight! (Black and white with polka dots)

I am so happy they were a hit, and I guess I'll have to make more, in between moving to our new house!