Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Some Photos from the FAU Potters Guild Spring Show and Sale

There was lots more including a wonderful variety of sculptural and functional pots. Our next show will be in December.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Postcard Swap

I signed up for 3 Creative Studios' postcard swap with the theme of 'Buried Treasure'. Immediately the treasures of my garden came to mind and the idea of the cycle of buried treasure as the seeds sprout, grow, develop seeds and grow again. I used some of the dill seed that so amazed me this season. I had no idea that dill weed would grow taller than me! And the beautiful flowers were so symmetrical and stunning. I was able to keep with my style of using seeds, tulle and yarns.
Postcard steps: Created background by overlapping fabrics and cutting together so they could be fused to my cards base without added bulk.
Tacked dried flowers in place, sprinkle seeds and cover with tulle. Quilt with clear thread.

To add some recycling to the project I used a cereal box and old file folder for the backs.

Finally, zig zag two rounds of fuzzy yarns. Recipients can give the fuzzies a hair cut if desired! Postcards from the swaps can be seen at 3 Creative Studios Flickr Postcard group.  Fun swap, thanks everyone!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

FAU Potter's Guild Spring Show and Sale

We just set up our show today at the Ritter Gallery, FAU Boca Raton Campus. This will be the first time we've held the show in the Ritter Gallery. If you are nearby stop by and visit! The show runs Thursday through Saturday, 10-5 each day.
As I've been mostly packing and unpacking the past week so I haven't taken any photos of clay or fiber so here's one of dinner a couple nights ago .... veggie stir fry before the sprouts, nuts and snow peas were added. Have you had your veggies and legumes today!? Hope you're having a great week!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Back to My Roots

I haven't been into shows much for the past few years except for the occasional gallery show. However when this one came up and a clay friend who had done the show said how fun it was, I decided to apply. No tent needed and it's only one day. So Saturday I'll be part of Art Rock at The Armory in West Palm Beach!
I'm not limited to one medium so I'll be debuting some of the sewing I've been working on. In addition to mostly clay I'll take a few art quilts, cards, notebook covers, etc. My roots are in fiber and sewing so this should be fun!

Top photo are composition notebook covers using some of my stash. I have plans for some fun embellished ones hopefully to be made this summer. Next is a journal quilt that I almost left as a quilt but it became a journal as the size was perfect for the papers I had cut from old unusable letterhead.
I bought a deckle ruler which I really like for some of the edges when putting together a journal. And I still love those fuzzy yarns and trying out those fancy stitches on my machine!
 Now back to my soy beans and tofu .... I'm making "hiyayakko" (fresh cold tofu) to take to our book club meeting tonight. We read "Hotel on the Corner of Sweet and Bitter" so the food theme is Asian. Although I love fresh tofu I've not made this before so should be fun!

Have a great weekend!