January 18, 2013

Bundle unwrapped

After two weeks I unwrapped the rust bundle. This experiment went well. This cloth originally was soaked in poke root. The rich berries turned the cloth to a bright purple. However when I rinsed it on the line it faded to a dull brown. Yuk. Then I wrapped it around some washers and rusty birds I picked up at an antique store. I added a tea bag to see what I might get. Here are the results of the experiment.


Tired. Worn.

January 17, 2013

Snow day spent sleeping

A blanket of snow. Head cold. Cozy

January 13, 2013

Mary Beth Shaw

While deciding to get back to creativelyanew the blog I was doing some housekeeping.  While there I noticed I had some unanswered comments.  To my amazement I had won a contest put on by Mary Beth Shaw, for her book "Flavor for Mixed Media." 

I answered Mary Beth and realized that the opportunity had come and gone.  However to my delight Mary Beth went ahead and sent it to me anyway!  What a gracious soul she is and when I received it in the mail I was giddy.  What I have read so far it is a wonderful, inspirational book.  There are artists that have inspired my work as well as some new ones I haven't heard about.  I highly recommend this book if you  enjoy working in mixed media.  There are a lot of interesting techniques and ways of looking at the medium.

January 12, 2013

Summer Fun

Over the summer I had been wanting to try rusting fabric.  I had collected rusty objects especially washers and finally went for it!  Sometimes we I procrastinate because I don't have all the details on how something should be done. So I took some old cotton fabric and wet with water, then placed the object in the center.  Next I folded the fabric in thirds and thirds again. I then added white vinegar and let it sit.  After a few days I unfolded the fabric and gasped at the amazing results.

January 06, 2013

Day 5

Happy to be working on art again! Organizing the "water dream" quilt out of discarded denim jeans.

January 04, 2013

Day 4

Well posting everyday didn't work. I did finally get the blogger app for my phone and sync it! Now posting should be much easier!
3 years ago I was inspired by Jude Hill and her marvelous cloth. I collected my husbands ripped jeans and slowly have been mulling over ideas to incorporate the many pair into a giant cloth. Up until now I've only sewn two 10 x 10" squares. Tonight I have 18 squares with two more patterns sewn. They are simple but I think they will work wonderfully. If I can keep up the momentum I may even get to assemble them. Only time will tell.
Thank you Jude Hill for your inspiration.

January 03, 2013

Day 1

Meditate. Check
Gratitude. Check
Declutter (desk) check
Art. Check

January 01, 2013


Wow! I have not been around for a while on blog land.  I gave up blogging back some time ago to concentrate on family life.  The computer seemed to suck my time.  I am contemplating restarting this blog up with new focus. time will tell.
If there is anyone out there HAPPY NEW YEAR!