Thursday, 24 January 2008

I've Been Missing in Action...


Sorry about the unannounced gap in blogging but I have lost a week somehow...

Meanwhile I have been working (mostly) on three small art quilts - my Australian Autumn quilt for the Cancer Council (big learning curve!), my Seasons Journal quilt for Australian-NZ Quilters (even bigger learning curve) and my "Balance" quilt for the "Take it Further" challenge (needless to say this was a big learning curve too!). The Take it Further challenge is definitely working for me as I am trying to rapidly increase my very limited art quilt experience! There are so many aspects to this work that I hope I remember next month if I decide to go down the fabric path again. Maybe it is time for a paper arts response to the challenge...

So to recount progress - I have made progress on all three but none of them are finished! I'll post some pictures tomorrow night of my progress. They all will be finished though by the time I go to bed on Monday 28 January! I am going to insist on personal closure so I can happily move into February! Joseph has donated a day of his holidays this week to a very thorough house-cleaning day this week so I have restricted (!!) household responsibilities on this long Australia Day weekend...such bliss! I might have to do some baking to reassure the three cake-muffin-biscuit eating males that live here that I do have some domestic skills...I have heard mention that a Pavlova would be a suitable Australia Day dessert....

(Above and below from Doreen)

(From Ebony!)

This week I have received some wonderful mail - a great card and special cord from Doreen, one of Doreen's grand-daughter Ebony's first ATCs (thanks Ebony!!), a lovely cross-stitch ATC from Anne Lugherini in France (no blog unfortunately) and perfectly gorgeous Fairy Slippers from Joanna Van R (her side of an "Out of Your Comfort Zone"one-on-one exchange on the Surface Design Group). I have included two pictures of the slippers taken in the same room with the same camera about a minute apart - no, they didn't change colour in front of my eyes but I obviously need some photography lessons!

(From Anne L)

(From Joanna)

The picture at the top of this post is my napkin leaf and Lutradur piece that is in the current Somerset Studio - seeing it as a photo made me realize I should have used three leaves rather than two! It just doesn't look right to me now with only two - one of those strange things that happen when you look at a picture or mirror image rather than the real thing! Something (else) for me to remember.

And to finish a beautiful stormy early evening summer sky and rainbow - a photo taken from my side door a few days back (and tonight we have another electrical sky show happening!).

7 comments:

The Colourguru said...

love the leaves on the green Deb - fabulous work - congrats on another publication! xK

Barbara said...

is this rainbow for me? :))....take care and don't work too hard...
HUGS Barbara

Sue McGettigan said...

Somewhere, over the rainbow ... have a Happy Australia Day Debi, sounds like you're been super-busy!!

Joanna van said...

So glad you like the shoes Debbi, they were fun to make!

Julie H said...

Good to have you back, and what a feast for the eyes.

sharon young said...

Wow what a 'comeback' post Debbi, love the rainbow shot, hope you made a wish!!
I like the leaves just the way they are, I know the theory is to always work in odd numbers but on this occasion, because of the change of scale it works (for me anyway):-)
Didn't Ebony do well ! Clever girl! Ben's got competition LOL
The shoes are so cute , I love them, don't know what you've done with the camera, maybe the light changed slightly, or you used flash on one and not the other.
Good luck with the art quilt, know what you mean about the steep learning curve, I'm in there too at the moment.

Leah said...

i love the leaf piece you did!! and i think it looks great with two leaves.