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Mood Board Monday

Soooooo much rain. We are here on the East Coast soaked, and the mood is sad and dreary.  The weather pressure is a real problem for we sinus people.  I am painting and sorting, at least some work is getting done.  Another day of this I think.

I have been in the process of updating my site here, and this has given me some time to look around for ideas and all.  I found this great insiration board and blogBYW moodboard for Olive & Joy  Olive and Joy, very inspiring.  Planning and implementing changes, especially where technoloigy is concerned, takes some time, I really need to finish this. Enjoy and stay relaxed and dry.

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Summer Classes

I have some classes coming this summer at my studio.  Please let me know if you are interested, space is limited.

Sewing for Beginners and Intermediate
June 26, July 3 12:30-4pm    Teens 12-18                                                     $40 each class all materials included                                                 Students will work on projects to help enhance their sewing skills.  Focus on seam allowance, edge finishing, pleats, darts, hemming, etc., will be covered in this class.  New and unique material uses included.

Creative Fiber Arts                                                                               July 31, August 14 12:30-4pm                                                                 $40 each class all materials included   Teens and Adults                        Students will work on projects using different types of fabric embellishment techniques.  Focus on surface design on fabric, dyeing, stencil, print, hand stitching and embroidery.

 

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Silk Painting Surface Design

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I found these beautiful paintings over at Surface Design.  It is so inspirational the different techniques and styles you find in art work.  I have been working with fabrics for many years and with silk painting as one my main focus,  these wonderful silk paintings presenta very different style, palette, and skill than the way I work.  I wish I had time to go to the National Gallery of Art in Washington to see them in person.

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If you would like to learn some more, my silk painting class is coming up.  Check it out on the classes page.

Sunset in January

Planting Earth Day 2012

Earth Day happened this weekend, we weeded, and planted, and mulched all day Saturday and just made it in time for a full day of rain on Sunday.  It was a so nice to work with the soil and fuss with the herbs and flowers.   Now everything looks so bright and beautiful.

Today we spent the afternoon out in the wind and rain, while the boys were being filmed for a coming attraction “Dillzilla:Titan of Terror!”  Elizabeth and her team were great.

A busy week coming up, and more classes to add to the schedule.

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Natural Landscape

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.

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Mood Board Monday

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.

RSA Dance

Event Planning Decorating

The students in my design class, did a great job creating the decorations for the Winter Dance.  It is tricky making the different parts in a different location and having a short time to put it all together.  Thanks to everyone involved in the dance and all the kids, I think they had a great time.

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