Emily Carr was a painter from Canada. Most of her beautiful paintings were done in the wilds of British Columbia near Ucluelet. She set out to paint the totem poles of the local Haida Tsimshian and Tingit peoples. She ended up painting wonderful trees full of movement along with her paintings of totem poles. Her story is one that really moved me. I encourage you to look into her works and words.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Happy Valentines Day! I made this postcard for my husband. I used a paint stick for the heart adding a bit of smudging at the hearts edges to soften the line. Using cotton embroidery floss I just stitched happy lines everywhere. We were married on this day 19 years ago. Very best decision I ever made!
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
BURRRRRR!!! It is very cold here now. We have been hovering around 0 with wind chill factors in the minus 35 degree range, and that's where it seems to be staying. Funny how when it gets this cold double digits sound warm! I will be happy with a nice balmy 20 degrees!
Here is the latest updated photo of the work in progress. The upper fin on the fish is done, and the hair is just getting started. I am using shades of purple for her hair. Most likely that will continue, though I have been known to add other colors as it progresses. The fin colors will be the colors used for the fish body. There is still a long way to go and I have not been able to get a lot of sewing time in this week.
The weather is extremely cold here and being that I work out of doors all day, when I get home all I want to do is warm up and just veg. out!