I am finally getting some shots of this fabric group. I have a new quilt pattern I am working on and this is the fabric I was able to use on of my print designs as well as the commercial fabrics. The yellow is not a color I use that often, but I do like it with the black, cream, and grey. I have a couple of yards of the “Round and Round” print left and will have it available in my shop soon.
I also have a class coming May.
My yard is kind of a mess. It has been a couple of seasons since much of anything has been done except mow the “weeds” lawn and some pruning. The soil here isreally bad-red clay here in the South, and I don’t use chemicals or want the waste a lot of water to have a perfect green lawn. Natural landscape plants and rock gardens are slowing going to take the place of just grass. I have been doing some research and found this great resource, houzz. You can set up your own ideabook. This photo is great example of working with the area you have, it is beautiful. Baby steps this year.
There is an interesting contest going on over at Oliobord, it is a Mid Century Modern room design challenge. This is one of my favorites from Palermo, remember all the paneling and avacodo green.
I wish I had more time to create boards. i am working on some to use for my projects, something I can really use.
I love these 70’s fashions
When I was little my grandmother would watch-and do the exercise program Jack Lalanne most every morning. It got me in the habit of doing some kind of movement everyday. For most of my life I was very active, but in the last couple of years, some physical problems and stress have been an issue and now I cannot seem to get to the point where I can lose wight and feel fit. This is a time in my life where I really need to be “lighter” and more focused. I have been doing a food experiment and I have found a big problem with sugar. So this week the sweets have been going away and I can really tell a difference. Now, to stop the sugar completely for a couple of weeks to see if things improve even more. Do you have any food issues?
Birds are all around both indoors and out. I’m enjoying all the spring birds coming around to our little bird bath. My work has involved a lot of bird designs as well, most of it has been in applique and embroidery. I am currently working on having the designs printed on fabric yardage. It will be interesting to see where these new ideas and projects take me. Spring is bringing about several interesting changes. What is inspiring you these warmer days?
I have thinking of bringing back this regular post on Mondays, and while looking around on line found this “board” site Olioboard. You can put together collections or design/planning boards for all your projects and spaces. I know Pinterest is going crazy right now, but this site is great as well-even more places to use your time. I think I could use this in my design process. What do you think?
This is my studio office board.
I have a silk painting workshop coming up in Smithfield at the Art Center@319, contact them to register. This is a day long class at the new location of Isle of Wight Arts League we will learn and practice several techniques and complete several samples and a finished silk scarf. The class size is limited due to space, so sign up early to try out this beautiful art form. It has been a couple of years since I offered this class, so I look forward to working with everyone.
It is a beautiful day for the first day of spring. I do love this time of year, the sun is not so hot and all the new greens shoots and flower buds. I hope to get out in the sun, if only the pollen would not be here, it is so early, but at least the pines dust will be gone earlier.
I have to get my work orders finished, I have some garden/yard work to do this year. It helps me relax.
With the surprise of early warm weather I guess it is time to find something to wear. The spring/summer clothing selections are not the best for me. I don’t like to show my weird legs, and really don’t look good in or especially like carpi pants anyway, so the other selections are usually limited. Long dresses and skirts are good, and can be easy to make.
These are great layered looks, I have always been a fan of separates to mix and match, and great color.
Photo/Clothing Credit Gudrun Sjoden