You don't sew them, you glue patches of fabric onto canvas and then coat with a layer or two of watered down glue followed by polycrylic and bam! Floor quilt! This could have turned out nicer if I had designed and actually measured but I was so excited by the concept I just jumped in and started patching and gluing. I'm still rather pleased with it. The final step is to give it a coat of wax (minwax) to keep it somewhat supple. It will probably go in the dining room where the durable, ugly grey thing is now.
There is a very good book about the process. Just google floor quilts or look on amazon.
This might be done....I'm thinking about it. This is my new swimsuit favorite.
Besides the photo, I was inspired by my Mom's canasta group. They would get together a couple of time a month and play cards. Children were excluded from this event, so naturally I was intrigued. Mom would always buy Brach's chocolate mix for the occasion, which neither Dad nor I were allowed to touch. She would dress up, put on her RED lipstick and her Tweed perfume. I thought she was terribly sophisticated and wonderful. I was seldom apart from her so this time of separation was very worrying and mysterious. I hope her and her cronies are having a ball in the afterlife.
I haven't bought pants for the last five years because I couldn't find a pair that fit me. This pair from Northern Reflections is not bad although I would still have liked the waist about an inch higher. A long rise and a round caboose make it IMPOSSIBLE for me to wear most of the pants being offered out there.
I had the hot pink t-shirt and the pants, so when I found the silk scarf at the thift store that combined the two colors...well, it had to come home with me.
I tried the pants long and cuffed to puddle jumping length. I am interested in hearing which way you think I should wear them. I generally wear my pants long because I have been operating under the theory that short pants shorten the leg making the body look blockier. But, it is finally hot now and I am open to suggestions.
This is a personal thank you to all the women out there that ARE NOT stick thin but still work at looking fashionable. You inspire me no end!
I was very excited when this conceptual painting was chosen for the Sooke fine Arts show (several years ago). Only 25% of entries are accepted, so just getting in was encouraging. It was my interpretation of the water front. I was fascinated by the little boat cleats and all the ropes, knots, rust and tar that is down by the working ships.
The gentleman who signed it in was terribly surprised that a woman had made it. He seemed to think only a man could tie knots!
We are looking for people who want to show with us.
Headwaters Art Society is holding an art show and sale in conjunction with the
Columbia Basin Trust Culture Tour August 11 and 12 from 10am to 5 pm in the
Canal Flats Community Centre. Tables are available to rent for $20/day (or
$15/day if you become a member). There will be refreshments available, you are
inside and there are washrooms. We aren’t allowed to hang work on the walls but
there is room to set up easels behind your table.
can rent a table for one or both days. We expect you to be present for the
hours we are open. Tables will be selected by the luck of the draw. We expect
your prices to remain current while you are selling with us (no dickering
please). We do allow reproductive work: prints and art cards for example.
are trying hard to establish our presence in the valley and would welcome your
participation in our event.
You can email me if you are interested in joining us.Click on about me.
I just had to mention, after viewing some of the posts over at Not Dead, that I learn something new and interesting about style every Monday.... a new color combo, putting together garments in ways I would never have thought of. Thanks to Patti and all that participate. You inspire me every week!!
I am an acrylic painter exploring color and texture. I like horses, Canadian wildlife, old trucks, bold women, kind men, tequila and cashews. Most paintings are for sale. Contact me for prices and shipping if you are interested in purchasing a painting. And thanks for viewing my blog!