Monday, August 14, 2017

Finishing another art and soul project -- a batik quilt

This past April I took a class from Judy Gula on making wall hanging quilts with batik pieces as the centerpiece.   I knew it had to be finish able, maybe not finished, but close.

Finally last Friday I finished it and got it on the wall.  Not too many more projects to do. 

So glad to have this one done.  

Sunday, August 13, 2017

When Oh When is the collage finished?

In 2016 I went to Portland and took a class by Susan Schenk about collaging a bird.  Well my bird was a rooster.   I did this great rooster mounted on a map.  The beak was pointed at KeyWest.  Well, I loved it -- or so I thought.  Bought a new mat and frame, I decided it wasn't quite ready.   Well 18 months later I decided to take a chance and altered it.

Well here was the first version.

It looks like the picture I used as a model.  Technique was perfect but oh so boring

A little extra red paper, a longer beak  and more tail  feathers, I have one that is truly loved and framed and on my wall.  

He looks quite cocky!

My rooster wall!   

Remember it's okay to change your mind!

Monday, August 7, 2017

August OMB kits and more kits - Yeah!

 My kit stash has gotten out of control.  Spent the last few days working on kits.  Really excited about using them in projects.

  13 finished kits. 

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Re-exploring your Town - July 2017 - Mel Fisher's Museum

As I mentioned last month - a friend and I decided to revisit old favorites and new museums in Key West.   Key West is such a small island 2 x 4 miles but has tons of interesting things to see.

In July, we picked Mel Fisher's Museum.    Mel Fisher made a career of diving for lost treasures.  He speificifacclly was looking for the Atocha and every day his tone was - Today's the day.   


As a tease to all the great stuff that we saw there, enjoy the following pictures.   

Be inspired - TODAY'S THE DAY!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Group swap - Mel' Nautical

I belong to a yahoo group - Swap Shop.   Occasionally we do a group swap.  One of our members found this great assortment of crates and we all signed up for a piece of the scene.  I did the string of cork floats.  

The original scene.

The finished scene 


In an enclosed frame.  Now to find a place for it.