Saturday, 19 April 2008

A bit of This and a Bit of That!

This is one of "those" posts!! The only art I have been making all week (other than my Zentangle ATC for TMTA which I will post separately) has been Oxford Impressions Design Team pieces and I can't share them yet. But what I can share are these pictures of a sunrise I witnessed over my side fence this week (it was even prettier than it looks in the photo as it looked like flames of pink and apricot).

This week I also received my prize from UniqueStitching for the Cancer Council Art Quilt competition and I am thrilled! Cecile has sent me a whole pile of stuff including some things I haven't previously tried. It is all in a lovely rich red / merlot colour scheme - mulberry silk cap, three gorgeous colours of Angelina fibres, dyed silk rods, dyed cocoons, dyed silk hankies, dyed sericin fibres and Textiva Fusible Film. I feel some experimenting coming on!

Suzanne Clarke sent me this lovely ATC trade - the scan is lousy as the sweet little embellishment (all the way from Suzanne's travels in France) is very dimensional. The ATC is a lot more sparkly and textural than it shows on the screen.

This morning I got up very early to make sure I won some US Ebay auctions for some out of print copies of the wonderful Quilting Arts Magazine that I have been chasing for quite a while. They are so good nobody ever seems to sell them! But I had success today so I am now down to needing just one more - No 2 - so if anyone wants to sell theirs, let me know!! (Real likely I know, but worth a try!)

Today I am cleaning my house (and boy does that craft room need some work, this week's efforts have left it looking like a bomb site) and then I am working out a list of all my art commitments for the next month as I have a feeling I have lost track of how many I have before the Art Retreat in Melbourne (which is now only a matter of a few weeks away!!). Lucky next weekend is another Long Weekend in Australia!!


ELMERC said...

Debbie those sunset pictures are just beautiful. Thanks for sharing them. Elaine Cooke

artisbliss said...

Your crafty week sounds like mine. I sure didn't have much to show for myself! Loved the sunset photos.

Julie H said...

I was enjoying this post until you brought up the house work, LOL. Fabulous photo's.