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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Busy, busy

Update time! I've been busy, busy....The Ravenswood Art Walk was this weekend and I sold a few pieces and got to explore a new neighborhood! Great weekend in Chicago! I'm working on getting some new items ready to put in my etsy shop and also working on some pieces on paper and some painting as well. Here is a piece in progress, thought it would be fun to show the progress of this piece from the previous gel medium transfer blog. The criss-cross pattern is strips of felt and I wanted to mimic a pattern from the top of a homemade pie. 



 






Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Gel Medium Transfers with Xerox Copies

Gel medium transfers are pretty awesome. Here are some I did the other day




















The two images here are on paper and are works still in progress

 




















The images here were transfered to stretched canvas. I originally wanted the vacuum
to be larger but I think this works well since I am thinking about doing 
a lot if layering of different imagery

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Porn for Crafters

That's right ladies, check out this sexy 76 color wool felt sample pack that can't wait to spend the night with you.

 I'm telling you, this is porn for crafters right here! I should charge for this...
















Monday, September 22, 2008

First day of fall....Oh crap

I looooove Chicago, but today is the first day of fall, which means a cold bitter winter is on the way. 

Also on my mind right now is I am realizing this blog is making me look like more of a crafty person as opposed to a fine artist. I love both craft and fine art. I think lately I have been feeling a lot of pressure when it comes to my paintings and whatnot so I end up making fun crafty items while I stare at a painting I've barely started and cannot figure out what to do next. 

So here are some pictures of some of my fine art.... so I can give this blog more of a balance. 





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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thinking ahead..

I'm already thinking about holiday crafts...here is a dorky picture of me and a felt plush heart ornament I made. It's hard to see in this photo but there is a loop of ribbon attached to the top of the heart. Now it's off to figure out what I'm going to display at the Ravenswood art walk at Genius Style.

P.S. I looove google reader! I never thought I would be such a blog nerd. 

Sunday, September 14, 2008

test print time


The rain finally stopped today (after 3 days!) and I got to check out the Renegade Craft fair, which was a few blocks from my house, and I was in heaven! 4 or 5 blocks of back to back vendors! It's so inspiring to see what other people make. On another note Here's a test print I did recently....not sure what to use this linocut for....maybe business cards?










Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Pretty Sweet

My work is featured in the Sublime Stitching customer gallery. Check it out here!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Hot off the Presses


Just finished this piece! Wish I had better lighting but you get the idea....
Sublime Stitching Patterns used (they're the best!)


Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Old & New


I love the mix of patterns in this piece....but it never felt completed. The spray painted doily and sperm were on there before and I just embroidered on a nice little outline of the female reproductive system (pattern from Sublime stitching). I plan on finishing this piece and hanging in in the Ravenswood art walk at the Genius Style office, October 4th and 5th, 4001 N Ravenswood Ave, suite 503A. I'll probably be displaying it by hanging on a clothesline with clothespins....






Here is a close up of the just added embroidery. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

ooohhhhh

I finally added a list of exhibitions I've been in, check out the lower portion of the sidebar (off to the right here)

I've been in some fun (and also stressful) shows over the years and can't wait to do more!

New on Etsy and a finished piece

Just listed on etsy! This is a print I did a few years ago back at UCF. This is more abstract than my current style but I still love it. 












Here is  painting I recently added some hand stitching to. It's the horizontal lines with stitched drips marks coming down. I'm thinking this piece is finally done!