Showing posts from April, 2011

Sunny Heart

This piece is called Sunny Heart and it was one of my favorite pieces. Luckily for me it was also a favorite of a lovely lady from New Jersey(my home state) Today was my second day working at Valley Artisans Market and this was my first sale of the day. I love to hand embroider hearts. Just love them(maybe it's the valentine thing) but this piece was just made for the frame I framed it in. I'm not sure if you can see the detail in the photograph but the frame is rustic and it suited the orange watercolor and the stitchery just wonderfully. I never thought too much about framing in the past but I'm finding it wonderful searching for different frames and framing techniques for different pieces. I'm glad someone else saw the specialness of the combination. What a wonderful experience to be in VAM. I am among such talented artists I could just gush for hours. Every time I go there I see some extraordinary work of art that just leaves me in awe. Today it was a gourd

Big Red Barn

In honor of the lovely red barn I saw up close and personal visiting my friend Cheryl at a craft show I thought I would share my red barn. This piece is hand embroidery on tea-dyed fabric. It is now residing in Valley Artisans Market. Hopefully someone will like it and have it reside in their home. Now for the beautiful barn I saw. This barn was a renovated barn with three levels and lots of interesting things to look at. The gentleman and his wife who ran the craft show also made adirondack shelves and furniture, very lovely. Very lovely place and it was nice to see so many of my crafting friends too. Cheryl was there with her beautiful glassworks, Patrice was there with her beautiful jewelry, Patty was there with her beautiful weaving and my neighbors at Albany Shaker craft fairs were there with their lovely leather bags. There was a wonderful soap maker who's soap beckoned to me but since I am still battling the always present allergic rash. A quilter, adirondack art wo

Fulton Street Gallery

Hi All! I'm a wee bit late on my blogging. These are the two pieces I've done for the Fulton Street Gallery Alphabet Show. The opening was a couple of weeks ago and it is up until April 20th. The first piece is named wh"Y". It is a black embroidered Y with blood red teardrops surrounding on muslin. It was a concept that has been rolling around in my mind for a while. There seems to be so many reasons lately to ask "why" but that is a different blog post for a different day. The second piece is named "I's" which is a little more self explanatory. It is hand embroidered on watercolored orange fabric. I just love working on orange water colored fabric. It's probably my favorite color to embroider on. I am so thankful that Fulton Street Gallery has given me a place to showcase my work and to work with themes. I love themes. They make me work outside my comfort zone and work on pieces that have been rolling around in my head for a