Art

Finished the Pocket Decorations

This was probably the most time consuming part of my new bag. I wanted to dress up the central pockets with some images near and dear to my heart. I used my Mimbres Green Woman design as a base and just let the colors pick themselves. The art palette and G Cleff are not too […]

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Art, Fabric Art

A Small Digression

The bag I use for essentials, AKA my purse, has reached that point of no return. I’m taking some time away from Phoebe Dreaming to make a new one. I drew out the qualities I like from my two favorite bags. Then I made a paper bag pattern. Now I’m working on decoration. Finally, I’ll […]

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Art

When our World was Unbroken

When our world was unbroken, we saw each other as companions, a unit that worked together to survive and thrive into a future that was one with our planet.  When our world was unbroken, we talked through our concerns, sat together, thought, and listened to each other. We gave a little. We took a little. […]

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Art

Adding a Little Sparkle

I’ve finished the Lavender plant and begun the butterflies. Keeping in mind, I’m thinking about Phoebes Dreaming while I complete this, so sparkling plants and butterflies seemed to fit. I like the idea of Phoebes dreaming of bright, sparkling bugs to nourish their journey from egg to flight, then on to their own contribution to […]

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Art

Lavendar Leaves Alive!

I think I’ve finished with the lavender leaves on my Phoebe Dreaming project. I have started to add texture to the flower heads. The actual plants are dry now, but leaves or flower buds crushed between thumb and fingers still come alive with fragrance. As I sew, I remember the plethora of moths and small […]

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Art

Gallery News and Price Reduction

Today I took some items to the Blue Portal Gallery here in Albuquerque. They support senior artists (over 55) and sell their creations without a commission. The staff is all volunteer. The gallery volunteers took two lap quilts (Spirit Lion & Zebra Rose), a Teddy Bear I called “Clash,” and a zipper pouch with my […]

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Art

Zipping Right Along

All the birds are anchored and I’ve begun adding details to the garden. I rather like the leaves on the Lavender and intend to add little bud clusters on the purple blobs at the top of each stem. I’m just hoping the garden doesn’t detract from the Phoebe cycle. I had fun finishing the teenagers […]

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