Friday, September 22, 2006

I've been crocheting a shrug for my DD.I know it doesn't look to cool on the dress form and also I'm not finished yet.I have to add ruffles and sleeve bands according to the pattern.I'm following my first crochet pattern,so I'm a little excited.But I should warn you.I am an artist and the more I learn,the more I will toss into my work.After I get the basics down,then I will start to to add my own style.There is no telling what kind of monstrosities I might turn out.

Later,I will add a pic of my DD wearing the finished product.Maybe I can have it done by the end of the weekend.

I've been painting and collaging a new piece.It is also a work in progress.I'm stuck right now,so I thought I'd take a break.As usual,I got a few projects going on at once.

This is inspired by my shoe obsession.I love shoes but heres the thing.My feet are big.Excuse me,I mean ....BIG.(I wear size 11 and 12) Now don't get me wrong.There is nothing wrong with my self esteem or anything like that.In fact my issue is with shoe manufactures and designers.They don't seem to realize that there are plenty of big footed fashionistas,who want fashion forward shoes. I personally,know a lot of women who wear the same size shoe.We buy plenty of shoes and will buy plenty more as long as we can find our size.

Anyway,after an unsucessful day of shoe shopping.I came home with a bad attitude.After medicating myself with a bottle of beer and a bag of Nacho Cheese Doritoes,I began this painting/collage.I post it again when it's done.

I finished reading"Susannah's Garden".It was kinda boring .Now I'm reading this. So far so good.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Hurray! I won an "Honorable Mention "award in an art show.I entered a soft sculpture doll,titled "Butterfly Painter".She's in a gallery right now.

I hope someone buys her.I need the money to buy more toys.Just the bare essentials,fabric,yarn,book,magazines and candy.

I'm working on crochet circles.I think there is a design for a cool tote bag,floating around in my head.I'll get that out later.Crocheting is so relaxing.I even do it at red lights.I think Im going to finally get up the nerve to follow a pattern.Now,if only I could pick one.

Here is my latest painting.It is also in a gallery.It is called "Rose"

This painting was inspired by my love of gardening.I was feeling sad,that I did'nt have a garden this year and my last roses have become a victim of the dreaded"Black Spot"disease.Maybe next year....hmmm.