Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Pink Phalaenopsis

I finished this piece a few months ago, and posted about it in progress, but I don’t think I ever posted a photo of it finished. So here it is. It is called Pink Phalaenopsis, and it is 12x18". I just found out tonight that one of my fiber arts groups, Fiber Art Options, has a definite venue for a group show featuring our orchid pieces. It is time for me to hustle my bustle and finish my four remaining pieces before February 1. They will all be larger pieces, all 24 x 36".

Here are some detail shots:

I have one piece of a purple orchid in progress. I am painting it on white fabric, and the painting is about 3/4 finished. I did some of the painting in my room at the Houston Hilton in the evenings after Quilt Market and International Quilt Festival. I just spread out a big plastic sheet and went to town. I’ll try to post some photos of it later this week.

I’m going to have to put myself on a serious studio schedule to finish these pieces on time (while completing a lot of other things at the same time during the holiday season)!

Good thing I seem to thrive on deadlines. ;-)

Wishful thinking

The kids and I are starting to whip up our annual blizzard of paper snowflakes to decorate the door and windows on the front of our house. We started two nights ago, and are adding a few here and there as we feel like folding and snipping. I love the lacy look, and usually keep them up through February.

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas... Wishful thinking on my part; we rarely get snow here near Charlotte, NC, and when we do, it is usually not enough to play or sled in, and it is soon gone.

Want to learn how to make a paper snowflake? I described it in an old post; click here to see the photos and instructions. We use double-sided tape to stick them to the glass.