Welcome to my art blog.

This is where you'll find some of the things I'm trying to accomplish... a little of this and that. Paintings, photography, collage and sewing...every artful endeavor helps me keep my sanity in this mixed up world.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Rags to Roses

I don't know if it's our balmy end of winter or if I'm just looking for a 3D tangent, but I've continued to have the urge to make these fabric roses... actually, they resemble gardenia more than roses. I've been knee deep in romantic fabrics and lace and have started a new Etsy store as a result. Soon my shop, Lace and Tulle (LaceandTulle on Etsy), will be filled with gardenia-like hair adornments and corsages, hopefully romantic wedding veils and ring pillows, all hand sewn and one of a kind. Where in the world do these ideas come from?

Monday, March 1, 2010

A rose in winter

I really have no idea where this tangent has come from. I found myself attracted to some of the handmade flowers sold by various sellers on Etsy and went Googling to discover their techniques. I don't believe I ever discovered how to make the fabric flowers I was originally looking for, but along the way I gathered a few new ideas and developed some unique flowers of my own. I'm hoping to apply them to pins, hair adornments and maybe even bridal veils. Stay tuned.