Saturday, April 19, 2014

WIP Queen Anne's Crows No0 1


I have to admit while I really like the half and half harlequin coloring of this particular niche it's really rocking in metallic gold paint!  I need to add a second coat of paint and then when it's dry enough buff on some metallic black gold wax.


I will add purple to the back of niche (inside) and I think it's pretty much done.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

And Now with Gold!


The lighting is not the best, but I added a first layer of metallic gold paint on the side walls of the niche.  It looks great not in this photo of course, but trust me the gold and the purple really pop!

I need to find my stash of barbed wire bits and pieces, there's a natural crease line in the timtex about a third up from the bottom that seems like a natural spot to put some barbed wire. As I've been painting this piece I've been contemplating what other colors and embellishments I want to add to this piece, aside from the tiny bit of barbed wire I haven't come up with much yet.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

WIP Now with Purple


First layer purple for the background and I have to say I made a mess of things but I'm now starting to rock this niche!!!  While this one dries I'm working on painting the other niches and found six raised panel frames that are begging for Queen Anne's Lace to grace them with their beauty!

WIP Queen Anne's Crows No. 7


Queen Anne's Crows No. 7

I don't like the clock face in this one, for starter's it's to white.  And while I'm tempted to rip the clock out altogether it does occur to me that I could get the clock functioning, after dulling up the clock face a wee bit, and put it up for sale at one of the local gallery shops.  Otherwise, yes I'm tempted to pull the clock face out and put something more meaningful, to me, in it's place.

Queen Anne's Crow No 4


Now with a base color of white. The central panel has been wrapped with plastic wrap to protect it from my surfacing endeavors.  Touching the work has finally moved me beyond my stuck place, I'm now getting to know each personally.

Monday, April 14, 2014

WIP Queen Anne's Crows No 5


I'm not overly ripped on this shade of red, but for a base coat on the wood this will do, I'm wanting a much deeper shade of red. As for the paint dripping on the stitched panel never fear, that panel has been covered with plastic wrap.

I have to say I had doubts but this was a great idea, I figure if I truly end up hating the color(s) I can always paint the piece black, BUT, the act of painting the wood got me to thinking about the piece, what I want to add and where, what other colors do I want to add, do I want to leave the birds as is?  Btw you can get hose birds from my stencil series over at StencilGirl Products, the birds are a part of my Three Crows Series.  Am off to look at my copper nail and barbed wire collections while this layer of paint dries!


Before the first layer of red paint.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Queen Anne's Crows


No. 1


No. 2

No. 3

No. 4
No. 5

Painted timtex, natural dyed silk organza, machine stitching, digitally printed fabrics, found eggs, copper nails and wire, barbed wire, reclaimed clock bodies.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Adobe Cloud SUCKS

It is Sooooooooooooooooo nice to know that I pay $49.99 a month for a cloud program that is well, SH*T!  Excuse me but I'm one of those b*tches that expects when I click on a program on my computer to open up and with no issues.  And by no issues I mean it actually opens up instead of giving me the redundant Photoshop, Bridge, or Illustrator is not responding right now message.

Ummm actually I may be bordering on insanity with my level of expectations!  The program opens and closes without any notice and this is just not exceptable. Overall I give Adobe Cloud an solid "F" as in Adobe's Cloud is */#*&^%(@ sh*t!  Adobe if you want the masses to pay for your garbage and allow you to hold them hostage well then you need to offer a much better product.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

WIP ~ Plains


Am not sure on the orientation!


Earth pigments on silk organza and cotton fabrics.