A LandScape Of Handmade Goods + Art

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Unfinished Happiness

This girl puts a smile on my face every time I look at her. If she was a real girl, I'd definitely want to be her friend because .... well .... she's happy and she doesn't seem to be transporting any negative energy. I love her face and I'm going to love her even more when she's finished. She's hanging out by the sewing machine patiently waiting for that day. Have a delicious Tuesday.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Thanks Andrea!

I met the wonderful Andrea over the weekend - the creative force behind the www.cre8ivejuice.blogspot.com and www.smallmuse.blogspot.com. She was so sweet to share some much needed information for this new blogger. I can't say how much I appreciate it AND she hooked me up with some linkage. Yay! Thanks, Andrea. :)

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Desert Love

Here are two more of the Mojave Memories series I spoke of below. There are six in the series all measuring approximately 11 1/4"w x 11 3/4"h. They are burlap on wood, mixed media pieces.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

For The Love Of Orange

These are the newest paintings that are part of a series called Mojave Memories which pays homage to my desert upbringing. I just realized that much of my work of late has been rather orangey. Love orange. Hope you do too.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Potholder Art

The potholders are finished! I have about 16 one of a kind designs but unfortunately the photos were of poor quality and too small to post. I managed to get two designs that were decent enough to show you. These potholders can of course be used as they were intended to be used but if you don't have the desire to use them in the kitchen, they can be hung as is and framing is another option.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Bucky Bunny Boy...Again

Here's Bucky Bunny Boy from an earlier post. As I mentioned before, this quilt is still being worked on because if you look at this photo of him as compared to the one below, his eyes are straight ahead and in the other photo his eyes are looking at the tree. I'm trying to decide which I like better.

Monday, May 21, 2007


In this larger view of the pincushion, you can see the different types of fabrics used. The handmade appliques on this pincushion include the girl with a striped cap and a blue & brown peace sign in the upper right hand corner.

I'm happy to finally have photos of all the projects I've been working on these past weeks, some of which include these pincushions. They are made from all types of fabric bits sewn together and then I appliqued some hand drawn designs to the fronts. They are all approximately the same generous size (7"x7" or a tad larger) because small pincushions have a way of disappearing in my studio, so I have developed a preference for a nice sized pincushion. Also, I have stuffed them to the brim because the polyfiberfil will settle a bit. This item will soon be posted in my webstore along with details of the product. Have a glorious Monday folks.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Bucky Bunny Boy Paintings & Quilts

The above mini quilt is still being worked on. The white chalk outlines will soon be replaced with white stitches. The background squares are done in shades of gray with a black and tan border. When it's done, it will either be mounted on wood, framed or sewn to a contrasting backing to be hung as a wall quilt. This will soon be for sale in my webstore.

This little fellow, whom I've named Bucky Bunny Boy, followed me home a few weeks ago and shortly thereafter became my muse. I thought it was he alone who followed me but apparently a female followed his tracks to my abode because a whole family of these cuties have found there way into my work - making appearances in my paintings, quilts and wall hangings.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Oh Happy Day

Well folks, it was a lovely day in the New England territory. Sunny, very warm and simply glorious. And the night was equally as lovely. Just before 11pm, I took in some air out on the back porch and the sky was soooooooooooo beautiful... indigo and tones of smokey gray with a couple of unexpected lightening bolts skidding through the path where stars normally huddle. Soooooo beautiful. Did I already say that? Some new plush for the viewing. Gotta get back to that sky. See ya. By the way, the bird on the right has a peace sign for an eye because he thinks he's cool.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Flower Girl

I've been debating whether my next step should be to create an etsy shop. Hmm... website, blog, etsy, flickr... there's so much stuff one must do/have these days to get a business going. Another thing I must get is - dare I say - a digital camera. Ok. Have some pity. I'm the new kid on the block. I didn't even know what a blog was two months ago, so I think I've come pretty far in a short span of time. This is why you haven't seen the progress of the potholders I've been blabbing on about or the quilts or any of the other things my studio if filled to the brim with. It's all comin' 'round the bend. In the meantime, enjoy another soft sculpture. Her name is FlowerChild. Adiosito.