Off to do more soul searching....Take care, until next time!
Friday, March 30, 2012
This week, the time really got away from me. I can't claim to have gotten all that much accomplished with either home dec projects or on the artistic front. It seems to have been more of a time spent reflecting on certain matters, more than anything else. But I did finally work with my pastels, and start this following piece. Can't decide how or if I will finish it, but very much enjoyed working on it!
Friday, March 23, 2012
All the things I haven't posted about over the last week have piled up, so now I have a lot to share. First up, I have six new faces. Faces #568-#573.
A star I was drafting for a mixed media/home dec project...I bought two wall hanging kits from Keepsake Quilting to go in the master bedroom of my new place. They go so well with the bed set...I can't decide wether they will be used as drapes for two bookshelves (my original intention), or as something to hang on the wall over the bed... I went to Jo Ann Fabrics for upholstery fabric and they had all these tote bags to buy cheaply with your purchase. I couldn't resist this one. My mother who was with me bought a bag also. All night we quibbled over dinner as to who bought the prettier bag! Although I just re-upholstered this chair last week, the fabric I just bought will be used to re-upholster it again in a yummy chocolate brown faux leather. There is a counter built off and extending from a wall where one chair ends up in the kitchen, the other in the living room. The brown works better for both rooms. Here's this wall hanging, in progress. It is hard to photograph because of the iridized Angelina film tucked under the openings in the green fabric . It looks like stained glass. I know I am going to do more with this project. But for now, I am enjoying them flanked on either side of my entertainment stand. I bought this sand castle from Toscano Design. Looking at their web site and through their catalog is very inspirational for someone working on home dec projects. I love my sandcastle sitting on this shelf by this large quilted wall hanging I made. I just need to add some beach shells!Well, that's what I have been up to this past week! I will try not to let the time lapse quite so much before my next post! Until next time, take care!
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Although I have faces # 565-#567 to share this post, I also wanted to share some more home dec projects. Here below are the fabrics I finally chose for pillows and runners and such. A recent purchase someone made of one of my beach-related designs at Spoonflower (a commercial fabric printing company) reminded me of this otherwise forgotten sandcastle fabric panel, and I thought the colors would work out well here. I love the batik fabric shown beneath it, which I bought 5 yards of about four years ago. You can't go wrong in decorating by surrounding yourself with things you adore! I bought these tumbled stones in blues and greens to fill these decorative giant champagne flutes. The stones add such a nice visual "punch" where they are placed, and they also whisper of the colors of the sea.
And finally, some faces done in dark brown pastel pencil...
Until next time, take care!
Sunday, March 11, 2012
I am still settling into my new place, and it has taken much longer than I thought it would to adjust. I still have so much to take care of around here. One thing I was so pleased with in my new place were the drapes I ordered. The manufacturer's description of the color is "sea glass green", and it really fits. The faux silk is really luminous and the color shifts throughout the day with yummy blues and greens.I know that I will want to sew and add table runners and pillows, to tie it all together. It was challenging selecting fabrics to that end... This pillow I sewed will be going to the guest bedroom, as I felt it doesn't quite work out here.Here in the master bedroom, at least the bed in the bag is now on the bed! I still have a Sauder "desk in the box" waiting to be assembled! I fell in love with the heavy quilting of this bed set I bought from JCPenney. It just goes to show that not all quilts have that "dorky homemade look". This set, though machine manufactured, was most certainly designed with the very extravagant Welsh quilting and with old world European designs in mind. At least I think I am finally settled enough to "unleash" the pastels and do some work soon! Until next time, take care!